Overnight Cinnamon-Vanilla French Toast

Start your weekend mornings with this simple, scrumptious French toast piled with fruit. Ready to sizzle in the skillet when you wake up!

Overnight Cinnamon-Vanilla French Toast – Simple, scrumptious French toast piled with fruit that’s ready to sizzle in the skillet when you wake up! | thecomfortofcooking.com

First off, I’ve got to say a BIG thank you to everyone who said such nice things about my new design. If I could give you all big plates of fruity, whip creamy French toast I would! Your feedback helps me more than you know, and I appreciate it so much, so keep it comin’! :)

Now, onto the good stuff. I don’t know about you, but I’m a nut for French toast. And fruit. And breakfast in general. So, when McCormick contacted me about trying one of their recipes for a spring promotion, I was all up on this one. With a few little tweaks and a whole lot of homemade whipped cream, I had French toast perfection.

Overnight Cinnamon-Vanilla French Toast – Simple, scrumptious French toast piled with fruit that’s ready to sizzle in the skillet when you wake up! | thecomfortofcooking.com

This overnight French toast is a scrumptious, easy make-ahead meal for the morning. Just combine eggs, milk, and McCormick’s deliciously fragrant vanilla and cinnamon. Nestle your bread slices in a deep pan and pour the mixture right over. In the morning, all you have to do is sizzle up the soaked bread and pile on the fresh fruit! …And powdered sugar, and whipped cream if you’re a glutton like me.

For Easter morning, or any weekend that needs something special, this French toast makes a delish addition to your breakfast or brunch. Treat your friends or family to a memorable morning meal with this recipe!

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Overnight Cinnamon-Vanilla French Toast

Yield: Serves 4 (1 slice each)


For soak:

1/2 loaf Italian bread, cut into 4 (1-inch thick) slices

3 eggs, beaten

1/3 cup milk

1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract

1/4 teaspoon McCormick® Cinnamon, Ground

For cooking:

Nonstick cooking spray or butter

For garnish, optional:

Powdered sugar, for dusting

Assorted cut-up fresh fruit (strawberries, bananas, kiwi, etc.)


Place bread slices in a medium dish. In a medium bowl, whisk eggs, milk, vanilla and cinnamon. Pour over bread to soak, coating well. Cover dish with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight.

When ready to cook, set a wide nonstick pan to medium-high heat. Coat with cooking spray or butter. Once mostly hot, add bread slices. Cook 3-5 minutes on each side, or until golden brown.

Place on serving dishes. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Garnish with cut-up fruit and whipped cream, if desired.


Adapted from McCormick


20 Responses to “Overnight Cinnamon-Vanilla French Toast”

  1. #
    Raymund — March 20, 2013 @ 5:45 am

    Thats the prettiest French Toast I’ve ever seen! Yummy

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    Paula — March 20, 2013 @ 11:50 am

    Gorgeous looking!

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    Eileen — March 20, 2013 @ 1:11 pm

    My kind of breakfast!

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    Bree {Skinny Mommy} — March 20, 2013 @ 2:24 pm

    Absolutely beautiful! Looks like SPRING!

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    Valerie @ From Valerie's Kitchen — March 20, 2013 @ 4:24 pm

    I’m always looking for quick and easy meals like this. Love anything “overnight”. The strawberry and kiwi are so pretty!

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    Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen — March 20, 2013 @ 4:41 pm

    I couldn’t love this more!! I want it RIGHT NOW!

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    Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic — March 21, 2013 @ 12:16 am

    I love the idea of overnight French toast!
    PS – new blog design is gorgeous :)

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    Monica — March 21, 2013 @ 2:14 am

    My husband loves french toast and I love that you can prep this the night before! And your blog is really pretty! : )

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    Kiran @ KiranTarun.com — March 21, 2013 @ 2:42 am

    I love the idea of overnight soaking. Bet its even more delicious!! Look at those vibrant fruits. Yum!! I’m hungry after dinner :D

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    Angie@Angie's Recipes — March 21, 2013 @ 5:36 am

    A marvelous breafkast!

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    Jeanette — March 24, 2013 @ 8:30 pm

    What a pretty French toast – love all the fresh fruits to liven this up!

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    Patty — March 25, 2013 @ 5:03 pm

    I like the french toast with all the fruit! Your new look is lovely-whimsical, light and fresh -congratulations ;-)

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    Kayle (The Cooking Actress) — March 27, 2013 @ 12:43 pm

    The blog really does look gorgeous!! And holy heavens this french toast looks insaaaanely delicious!

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    amy @ fearless homemaker — March 27, 2013 @ 12:44 pm

    Oh heavens, this looks SO good. I’ve seen a bunch of posts on overnight french toast, but I’ve yet to try it myself – must change that soon because this looks AMAZING!

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    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — March 27, 2013 @ 1:27 pm

    This french toast looks so delicious!

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    Maggie van Santen — December 1, 2013 @ 12:03 am

    Will be making these for our guests for breakfast!! YUMMY!!

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    Heather — January 2, 2014 @ 2:35 am

    I was looking at trying this!!! Looks great!! Do you think soaking overnight is better vs preparing it all at once? Does this method make it soggier??

    • Georgia — January 2nd, 2014 @ 10:36 am

      Soaking overnight just lets the toast soak up more flavor, I think. You can do whichever you prefer!

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    INGRID — January 14, 2014 @ 11:38 am

    Hi Georgia I love your food but would like to know if you have any nutritional information on the recipes just to kind of familiarize what ill eat because I have to be under 500 calories but im thinking this recipe is please advise

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