Ever since I picked up Joanna Gaines’ Magnolia Table Cookbook, I’ve been obsessed. This cookbook is filled with so many delicious recipes that picking out a favorite is nearly impossible. Plus, I love that there is literally something for everyone. I’m a vegetarian (more specifically a pescetarian), and my boyfriend is the biggest carnivore on the planet so sometimes planning out meals can be a little tricky. To make it so that we’re not eating two entirely separate dinners every night, I usually will make the same dish twice. One with a meat substitute for me, and then another that’s a meat lovers dream for Kevin. That being said, I love it when I can find those common ground recipes that we’ll both enjoy and don’t require making two pots.
Saturday was Kevin’s Birthday, so I knew that I wanted to do a big breakfast to start his Birthday off right! However, I didn’t want to do anything that would take too much time or take forever to prepare. French Toast is one of those dishes that we both love (I love breakfast food any time of day honestly), and it is already a pretty quick meal to whip up. Overnight French Toast is not something that I’d ever tried, but I love the convenience of it so I decided to give it a go. The only adjustments that I made to the recipe were that I left out the pecans (dislike them), added in 1/2 a teaspoon of cinnamon, and 1 1/2 cups of blueberries. The blueberries turned out to be such a nice touch, and gave this dish a really incredible bonus flavor. Plus, this was a good way to finish off all of the leftover blueberries from Fourth of July. I also sprinkled powdered sugar on top, which was optional but really yummy.
For the Italian Bread, I bought bread that was already sliced. It was the same price as a non-sliced loaf, so win win. Also when handling the crumble topping, I found that it was best to wet my hands as I sprinkled it. It made the dough so much easier to manage, and kept it from sticking to my fingers. Overall, this dish was a hit and turned out super good. I definitely recommend giving this recipe a try, and I can already tell that we’ll be enjoying some more Overnight French Toast soon!
Have any of ya’ll ever made Overnight French Toast or any recipes from Joanna Gaines’ Magnolia Table Cookbook? Take a look at the photos below to see how my Overnight French Toast turned out! I would’ve taken more photos, but I had a hungry birthday boy ready to dig in.
Until next time,