Make-Ahead Warm Pears & Baked French Toast
Want a hearty and full breakfast in the morning that will take less than 10 minutes to prepare? Try this make-ahead Warm Pears & Baked French Toast. Prepare everything the night before and then pop it in the oven the next morning while the kids are getting ready for school. The thick and hearty slices of wheat bread come out with browned tops and crispy edges without being soggy. You will add this to your go to breakfast rotation.
I love watching my trees suddenly turn from green to orangish-red. Fall is truly my favorite season. Pumpkins, squashes, apples, and pears are some of my favorite things about Fall. I love cooking my meals around the season. I find that I am able to save money by shopping with what is being harvested, especially if you are able to get produce locally. My neighbor just picked all of her pears and they are overflowing on her kitchen counter. I thought this would be the perfect fall meal to cook and blog about this afternoon.
Prepare the night before and throw in the oven the next morning
To put it bluntly, I’m NOT a morning person. Our family wakes up at 6:15 every morning and I am a zombie the entire time and the last thing I want to do is make breakfast ontop of three sack lunches. Most of the time we have fast and easy breakfasts like toast, yogurt, fruit or a bowl of cereal. Don’t judge but seriously that is what we have most mornings. On the rare occasion that I do fix breakfast for my family I want it to be something I can prepare the night before and throw in the oven in the morning and this Warm Pears & Baked French Toast recipe is just that.
Start by arranging bread slices in 9X13 in baking dish. I was able to get 6 slices in my baking dish. Than whisk together milk, eggs, cinnamon, vanilla and salt. Pour over bread, place in the fridge, and allow to sit overnight. I also pre peeled and sliced 3 ripe pears and placed them in a ziplock then in the refrigerator so it wouldn’t take as long in the morning. Remember I am a zombie in the morning so I need it to be as simple as possible. All the prep and mess is done, now you can sit back and relax until bedtime.
Makes an easy clean up morning
The next morning bake at 375 degrees until brown, approximately 25-35 minutes. If you didn’t already peal and slice your pears into small slices do that while it is in the oven. If you did it the night before take them out of the refrigerator and then warm a small pan with a little coconut or olive oil and add your pears to heat them up. Serve french toast with warmed pears and maple syrup (optional) and any left over pears on the side.
I hope you enjoy this no-fuss, simple to assemble the night before, Warm Pears & Baked French Toast and it puts a smile your family’s face like it did to mine.
Warm Pears & Baked French Toast
- 10 slice bread, whole wheat
- 3/4 cup milk
- 4 large egg
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 4 medium pear
- 1/4 cup maple syrup, pure
- Arrange bread slices in a greased 9×13 inch baking dish. If they don’t fit, tear the bread into pieces. Whisk together milk, eggs, cinnamon, vanilla and salt. Pour over bread. Place in the fridge, covered, and allow to sit overnight.
- Bake at 375 degrees for 25-35 minutes, or until brown.
- Meanwhile, peel and thinly slice pears. Add to a large skillet coated with nonstick cooking spray. Heat over medium until warmed through and slightly softened.
- Serve french toast with warmed pears and maple syrup (optional).