Ah, another day of life full of hope and opportunity! And what a treat it is to wake up to French Toast Delight. Things are looking up already. How could they not when there’s a big plate stacked with these fluffy, warm, and sweet slices drowning in syrup in front of you?! That’s the best way to get things started! Here’s to a great day sponsored by this French Toast Delight!


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 tablespoons corn syrup
  • 1 loaf Challah or French bread
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups half-and-half
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • syrup, to taste, for serving


Step 1 –Grease a 9×13-inch baking dish.

Step 2 –In a saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter, the brown sugar, and the corn syrup.

Step 3 –Transfer the saucepan from the heat and whisk until the butter mixture is smooth and fully incorporated.

Step 4 –Pour the butter mixture into the prepared baking dish.

Step 5 –Cut the bread into six 1-inch-thick slices.

Step 6 –Arrange the slices in a single layer over the butter mixture, squeezing them so they fit snuggly.

Step 7 –In a bowl, whisk the eggs, the half-and-half, the vanilla, and the salt together.

Step 8 –Pour the egg mixture over the bread, ensuring all pieces are covered.

Step 9 –Cover the baking dish with foil and refrigerate the French toast mixture for at least 8 hours and up to overnight.

Step 10 –Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Step 11 –While the oven is preheating, let the French toast mixture sit until it comes to room temperature, about 30 minutes.

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Step 12 –Bake the French toast until the bread is puffed and the edges are pale and golden, about 40 minutes.

Step 13 –Let the French toast sit for 5 minutes.

Step 14 –Serve the French toast drizzled with the syrup.