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Overnight S’more French Toast

sliced up skillet of french toast with plated slices

A fresh-out-the-oven, homemade breakfast doesn’t have to be difficult! With this easy, overnight s’more french toast, you’re just 15 minutes of prep work away from deliciously toasty breakfast goodness.

  • Author: The Simple, Sweet Life
  • Prep Time: 4 hours 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 hours 5 minutes
  • Yield: 10 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

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For the french toast:

  • 1/2 loaf challah or brioche
  • 1 3/4 cup chocolate milk
  • 3 eggs

For the topping:

  • 1/2 cup coarsely crushed graham crackers
  • 4 oz coarsely chopped dark chocolate
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Cut your bread into 1″ thick cubes and arrange in a 10″ skillet.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together the chocolate milk and eggs.
  3. Pour over top of the bread and toss until completely coated.
  4. Cover the skillet with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight, or for at least 4 hours.
  5. Remove the skillet from the refrigerator, sprinkle with the graham crackers and chocolate, and bake at 350F for 45-50 minutes, or until no longer soggy.
  6. In the bowl of a stand mixer, whisk together the egg whites and sugar over a pot of boiling water. Cook until the egg mixture is hot, stirring regularly.
  7. Return the bowl to the stand mixer and whip on high until the meringue holds stiff peaks.
  8. Add the vanilla extract and mix on low until just combined.
  9. Spoon the meringue over the cooled french toast and toast the top using a culinary torch.

Notes

  • Serving a crowd: If a 10″ skillet isn’t enough, you can double this recipe and make it in a 9″x13″ casserole dish.
  • Choosing your bread: When choosing your bread, you want a bread that’s sturdy (since it’s going to be soaking overnight) and that you can buy by the loaf. Challah is my favorite, but you can also use brioche.
  • Dairy free: If you need a dairy free version of this dish, you can easily swap out the chocolate milk for chocolate almond milk. The measurements will be the same.
  • Choosing your chocolate: Chocolate chips are designed to retain their shape when baked. For best results, use a high quality chocolate with a high cocoa content (60%+) that will melt and disperse evenly over the french toast.
  • Browning the meringue without a torch: If you don’t have a culinary torch on hand, you can brown your meringue in the oven under the broiler. Just be sure to keep an eye on it so it doesn’t burn.
  • Shelf life: This french toast bake will keep for approximately 3 days in the refrigerator or 3 months in the freezer. Make sure it’s covered with plastic wrap or aluminum foil to keep it from drying out.

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