Baked French Toast Casserole combines the best of light, fluffy and flavorful French toast with the easy preparation of a pot roast!
Featuring cubed bread baked in a sweet custard topped with a crunchy streusel topping, this French toast cake will be a year-round family favorite!
- So simple: This overnight French toast casserole recipe is holiday brunch-worthy, but it couldn’t be easier to make any day of the week!
- Proceed: Prepare and bake or prepare and chill in the pan overnight – this recipe fits your schedule! Perfect for casual weekend diners and brunch!
- Activate: Use your own add-ons and make a new delicious french toast casserole!
Ingredients for French Toast Casserole
Bread – A loaf of day-old bread works best for soaking up the cream mixture, so check the bakery for yesterday’s bread. Almost any type of bread will work. try brioche, slaw, Texas toast or French bread.
Cream Mixture – An easy mixture of eggs and cream is sweetened with brown sugar and vanilla and then gently mixed with the bread cubes. This mixture soaks into the bread, adding flavor and the perfect French toast texture.
Topping – A combination of melted butter, brown sugar and chopped pecans adds a sweet, crunchy layer. Replace the pecans with your favorite chopped nuts.
Perfect as a summer brunch or Christmas breakfast, change up the flavor for any occasion. Add chunks of sweetened cream cheese.
- Summer/Spring – serve with fresh berries such as strawberries, blueberries or raspberries.
- Fall – Pour in some pumpkin puree, pumpkin spice or melted banana.
- Winter – Mix together raisins, egg and dried or fresh cranberries.
How to make Casserole French Toast
- Prepare bread cubes and beat the cream ingredients together until smooth per recipe below.
- Pour the cream over the bread cubes, add the topping and rest overnight.
- In the morning you bake and enjoy.
Save French Toast Bake
Store French Toast Casserole covered in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Reheat servings in microwave, oven or air fryer until hot and topping is crisp again.
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French Toast Casserole
This delectable dish combines classic flavors of light and fluffy French toast with the convenience of a breakfast casserole!
Dry the cubed bread by leaving it out for a few hours or by baking in a preheated 350°F oven for 6 to 8 minutes.
Grease a 9×13 inch pan and spread the bread cubes evenly in the pan.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, half-and-half, milk, brown sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon until well combined. Pour the egg mixture evenly over the bread.
For the topping, whisk together the melted butter and ⅓ cup brown sugar. Add the pecans, cinnamon and nutmeg. Gently spoon the topping over the casserole.
Cover pan and let sit for at least 1 hour (or up to 48 hours).
Remove the casserole from the refrigerator and leave it on the counter while the oven preheats to 350°F.
Bake the French toast, uncovered, for 40 to 50 minutes, or until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean and hot.
Serve warm with maple syrup, whipped cream or fruit.
Calories: 417 | Carbohydrates: 58G | Protein: 11G | Fat: 15G | Saturated fat: 7G | Polyunsaturated fats: 1G | Monounsaturated fat: 4G | Unsaturated fats: 0.2G | Cholesterol: 131mg | Sodium: 443mg | Potassium: 110mg | Fiber: 0.4G | Sugar: 20G | Vitamin A: 527IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 3mg
Nutritional information provided is an estimate and will vary depending on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.
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