Make-Ahead Cinnamon French Toast Recipe -
Make-Ahead Cinnamon French Toast Recipe

Make-Ahead Cinnamon French Toast

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"Change up your morning routine the night before! Your family will love what they find inside this French toast - chocolate chips! Serve with maple syrup, if desired."

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  1. Spray 13x9-inch baking pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Cut French bread into 6 (1-1/2-in. thick) slices. Using small, sharp knife, cut 2-inch long slits in one side of each bread slice, cutting 3/4 of the way through bread to create a pocket.
  3. Spoon 2 heaping tablespoons chips into pocket of each bread slice; press to close. Place filled slices into prepared baking pan. Whisk together eggs, milk, cinnamon and vanilla in medium bowl. Pour egg mixture evenly over bread; carefully turn pieces over, spooning mixture in pan over top of bread. Cover pan with plastic wrap; refrigerate 2 hours or overnight.
  4. Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Bake, uncovered, 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Transfer toast to plates. Serve with maple syrup, if desired.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 31, 2003

They were DELICIOUS I never thought that French toast with Chocolate chips in the middle would be so good. Everyone should try these.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 29, 2004

Taste and consistancy great, especially with cinnamon chips - definitely 5 star taste. I only gave it three stars because of the preparation and baking problems I had. It was very difficult to stuff the bread slices with the chips (especially as indicated with the heaping tablespoons) also I had refrigerated overnight and put it in the oven for specified time and it burned so that we had to scrape off bottom layer of bread. Maybe someone has some tips, I would love to hear them. I would love to make it again because it tasted so good! I added extra real vanilla and some nutmeg and cloves too!


6 Ratings

Mar 02, 2005

My family and I loved this recipe! I made some substitutions. I used a loaf of texas toast bread, used only cinnamon chips and doubled the eggs, milk, etc. It was delicous!

Oct 26, 2004

Delicious! I used cinnamon chips in the middle and it came out so good, I can't wait to make this again.

Dec 25, 2004

Yuck... what a flop this was. I had a half a pan left and literally nobody had a second piece. I washed a lot down the sink on peoples plates. Never again! The flavor was alright but it just ended up being nice on top and a gooey mess on the bottom.

May 16, 2006

This was a big hit at Mother's Day Brunch. I baked it about 30 mintues to get the chips to melt. I thought there should be a little more liquid, next time I'll add one more egg and splash of milk.


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  • Calories
  • 671 kcal
  • 34%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 106.3 g
  • 34%
  • Cholesterol
  • 189 mg
  • 63%
  • Fat
  • 19.3 g
  • 30%
  • Fiber
  • 2.1 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 18.9 g
  • 38%
  • Sodium
  • 605 mg
  • 24%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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