Make-Ahead Cinnamon French Toast Recipe
- 1 loaf day-old French bread
- 1 cup HERSHEY®'S Milk Chocolate Chips or HERSHEY®'S Cinnamon Chips
- 5 eggs, beaten
- 1 1/4 cups milk
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Maple syrup (optional)
step 1: Spray 13x9-inch baking pan with non-stick cooking spray.
step 2: Cut French bread into 6 (1-1/2-in. thick) slices. Using small, sharp knife, cut 2-inch long slits in one side of each bread slice, cutting 3/4 of the way through bread to create a pocket.
step 3: Spoon 2 heaping tablespoons chips into pocket of each bread slice; press to close. Place filled slices into prepared baking pan. Whisk together eggs, milk, cinnamon and vanilla in medium bowl. Pour egg mixture evenly over bread; carefully turn pieces over, spooning mixture in pan over top of bread. Cover pan with plastic wrap; refrigerate 2 hours or overnight.
step 4: Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Bake, uncovered, 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Transfer toast to plates. Serve with maple syrup, if desired.