We’re approaching that time of year – the holiday season. A time when families gather, good food is served, and guests come and stay. And stay again. And stay longer. And eat. And eat more. And keep eating after that.
Make ahead dishes, as well as keeping things somewhat simple whenever possible, are key for many people around this time. Breakfast is a great time to do that. You can never have too many overnight french toast recipes, in my opinion. This one is a great addition to the others I have here in my blog…the flavors are great and again, it couldn’t be simpler.
Just be careful – they may never want to leave!
adapted from cooks. com
2/3 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
2/3 cup butter, melted
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 1/3 cups orange juice
1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 loaf challah bread, cut into thick slices
Beat eggs, then add in milk, nutmeg, sugar, juice and vanilla. Place bread in 9×13 baking pan in two layers. Pour mixture over bread, cover and refrigerate overnight.
In the morning, preheat oven to 400 degrees. Carefully pour excess egg mixture out of pan (remove bread if you have to, then put it back in). Pour butter over and around bread. Sprinkle with nuts. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until golden brown. Serve with syrup and butter.
Linked to: Sweet Tooth Friday