"I love the idea and convenience of overnight french toast, but most of the versions I have tried are more like bread pudding than french toast, so I have come up with a version that, while not as convenient as most of the recipes out there, turns out more like real french toast - crispy and golden brown - and allows the cook to sit down and eat with everybody else, instead of slaving away at the stovetop!"
Layer bread slices in 11 x 13 inch baking pan. Mix together all of the other ingredients (except cooking spray) and pour over bread slices. Let sit for a couple of minutes, turn bread slices over, cover and refrigerate overnight. In morning, take out of 'frig, uncover and turn slices once more; let sit while oven is pre-heating (350 degrees). Spray large cookie sheet (jelly roll size works good for 12 slices of bread) with cooking spray (I like the butter flavor for this dish); place slices of bread on pan, making sure that they are not touching. Bake in pre-heated oven for 10-12 minutes; turn slices over and bake another 10-12 minutes until golden brown.
Serve with butter and maple syrup, fruit and whipped cream, or however you like french toast best!