Gratitude through Recipes: Victoria

December 12, 2023

H4TG believes that food is a great connector and that sharing recipes are a piece of our heart that tell a story. During this season of gratitude the H4TG Family extends their stories and invites you to share yours by posting and tagging us on social media.

I am grateful for my family especially being a mom. As moms, we often find ourselves behind the camera rather than in the photo. We scurry behind the scenes to ensure everything is just right, but there are moments that are just too precious to miss and when we want to be sure we are in the picture not behind the camera. For me, those are holiday mornings. Of course, the need to ensure things are just right does not fade…so everything happens the night before. We love the taste of real maple syrup since it reminds us of cabin weekends in the mountains which is why my go to is an overnight French Toast Bake.

I am grateful for the H4TG community. I hope you enjoy no matter what precious moments you are celebrating.


  • 1 Loaf Sourdough Bread
  • 3 Tbsp Granulated Sugar
  • ¾ tsp Cinnamon (Or Pumpkin Pie Spice)
  • Pinch of Nutmeg
  • 6 Large Eggs
  • 1 Cup Milk
  • 1 Cup Half and Half
  • 1 ½ tsp Vanilla
  • 2 Tbsp Melted Butter

Crumble Topping (optional):

  • 1/3 cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1/3 cup Brown Sugar
  • ¾ tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp Salt
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter (cold and in cubes)


  • Butter a 13x9 inch baking dish and add bread cubes in an even layer.
  • In a mixing bowl combine sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Add in the eggs and blend. Pour in milk, half and half, vanilla, and blend.
  • Slowly pour the mixture evenly over the bread cubes. Cover with plastic wrap overnight.
  • In the morning pre-heat, the oven to 350 degrees and remove the bake from the fridge (about 15 minutes before baking).
  • Optional: prep the crumble topping by mixing flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Add the butter by crumbling it into the mixture. Add over the bake just before placing it into the oven.
  • Bake for 45 minutes (or until the center is cooked and not soggy)
  • Let cool and dust with powdered sugar (optional) and drizzle for real maple syrup (not optional in my house)



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