caramel french toast

Goodness gracious! I thought that I had posted this recipe and went looking for it on my blog to send to a friend and realized I hadn’t! I have to thank my dear friend Kristy Banks again for this yummy breakfast!

This has become our new favorite for Christmas morning. It’s something you whip up the night before and it’s all ready to put in the oven, so it can be baking while you’re opening your plethora of presents.

I’m tellin’ ya though, it’s di-viiiine and you’ll want to eat it more often than just Christmas. And….we do. ;)




1 loaf of french bread, cubed or sliced (we do cubes)

In a pan, heat the following (don’t boil):
  1/2 c. butter
  1 c. brown sugar
  2 T Karo syrup

Spread onto a foil-lined 9×13 pan or cookie sheet.
Place french bread on top of caramel.

Mix together:
  5 eggs
  1 1/2 c. half + half or whole milk (half+half is pretty rich)
  1 T. orange juice
  1 t. vanilla
  1/4 t. salt

Pour mixture over top of bread.

Cover and let sit in fridge 4-8 hours. Set out out to room temp before baking.
Bake at 350 degrees (uncovered) for 40 minutes until edges are golden.
2017-11-15T06:16:28+00:00December 18th, 2011|recipes|5 Comments


  1. cindy December 18, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    Sounds yummy! I’ll have to try this. Thanks for sharing and I’m looking forward to your updated post (with phots).

  2. Rhadonda December 18, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    We love this stuff. Never thought about adding OJ and mine doesn’t use Karo syrup or vanilla. Foil is a great idea and i flip it upside down to the plate when serving so the caramel is on top. We serve this at our youth breakfast at church and they love it too. You can use Texas toast or 2 pieces of bread too if you forget to buy stuff like i do! Yummy

  3. Nichol Magouirk December 20, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    totally making this for Christmas morning! xo

  4. Karen W December 20, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    What a yummy sounding recipe. We do a make ahead French Toast for Christmas morning (already have the ingredients). I will be trying this recipe in the near future.


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