Updated: Feb 12, 2022
Just toss in the oven in the morning and breakfast makes itself.
6 slices of day old white bread
1 cup milk
2 T maple syrup
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp grated orange peel
1/4 tsp salt
1 T butter, plus additional to grease pan.
Grease a 8"x 12" baking dish with butter. Arrange bread slices in a single layer. In a large bowl, beat the eggs, milk, syrup, orange, vanilla, and salt together until frothy. Pour mixture over bread. Cover with foil or plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
To Bake: Heat oven to 350F. Remove dish from refrigerator and uncover. Dot the top with butter. Bake for 35 - 40 minutes until fluffy and golden brown.