How To Freeze Leftover French Toast And Preserve Quality

The smell of French toast searing on a greased griddle is just the thing to get the family up-and-at-'em on a Saturday morning. Dredged into a rich custard before hitting the heat, sliced bread is transformed into a delicious main meal that is drizzled with maple syrup for the ultimate sweet start to the day.

Originally known as Pan Dulcis in Roman times, the base of this dish has stuck to tradition, as it has remained the exact same for centuries. However, it's the perfect recipe to tweak to your liking, as chefs near and far have tried stuffing the bread with nutella, using milk bread for extra richness, cutting the bread into cubes and baking it into a casserole, and even sneaking eggnog or pumpkin into the flavorful custard.

But what happens when your creativity gets the best of you and you make far too much? Instead of tossing them in the trash, assuming these sweet slices won't be good reheated, let the freezer be your friend. 

Spread, freeze, and stack

The freezer is a wonderful tool for preserving food, and when it comes to leftover French toast, with the correct method, you can have your Saturday brunch over and over again. Start by simply lining a baking sheet with parchment paper, spreading your slices of toast in an even layer, and placing the baking sheet in the freezer. Once the bread is mostly frozen, you can transfer the French toast to a freezer-safe sealed bag or container and store in the freezer for up to one month, per Delish.

To reheat so that it tastes brand new, all you have to do is remove as many slices of French toast as you need, let them sit out until partially thawed, and cook them in the skillet just like you would when making them from scratch. Another option is baking the slightly thawed slices in the oven at a low temperature. This method allows you to only make what you need at the time, preventing further waste and allowing you to taste the weekend any day of the week.