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Overnight French Toast Breakfast Casserole

Overnight French Toast Breakfast Casserole

You’ll love this delicious French Toast Breakfast Casserole. It’s a great way to use up bread that’s past its prime, it comes together in a snap, and it’s a HUGE hit with my family.

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Overnight French Toast Breakfast Casserole

The other day, I cooked a double batch of artisan bread and it didn’t turn out that great. I didn’t want to throw it out, so instead, I turned part of it into yummy garlic bread, fed some to my kids {who don’t know better…}, and then used the rest to make this delicious French Toast Breakfast Casserole!

This is overnight French Toast Breakfast Casserole recipe is so great! Throw it together the at night before you go to bed, pop it the oven when you roll out of bread, and a half hour later, breakfast is served! You’re welcome.

If you have bread to use up too, I highly recommend this recipe. It’s quick, easy, and really tasty. It’s not that nutritious, but everything in moderation right?! I adapted the recipe I found here.

delicious overnight French Toast Casserole

Let’s make this Overnight French Toast Breakfast Casserole

The great thing about this casserole is that you can either bake it immediately after assembly, or you can cover and refrigerate over the night. Both options have their merit. If you’re organized the evening before, assembling at night is a great way to simplify busy mornings.

But if you want to make it and cook it right away in the morning, that works too! Totally your call.

cut the bread into thick slices for overnight french toast casserole

To start, slice up a loaf of old bread into thick slices – around 1″ thick. Stale bread really works best in this recipe. It might sound strange, but I promise it’s the truth.

melt butter and add sugar


Melt butter and add sugar, then put the butter/sugar mix on the bottom of a 9×13 inch pan. place the bread in the pan on top of the butter.

dredge bread in egg mixture


Combine eggs, milk, vanilla, and cinnamon in a medium sized bowl. Then pour egg mixture over bread and make sure to dredge the bread through the mixture. Now you can do one of two things. You can bake at 350 for 30 minutes.

Or, you can cover and refrigerate overnight then bake in the morning.

Looking for more yummy breakfast ideas? Try these!

Bacon Wrapped Egg, Spinach, & Cheese Muffins (freeze very well!)

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Here’s the printable recipe for this delicious French Toast Breakfast Casserole

This french toast breakfast casserole is absolutely delicious! Assemble it at night before you go to bed and pop it in the oven in the morning! YUM!!
Yield: 8 servings

French Toast Breakfast Casserole

french toast casserole

A delicious make-ahead breakfast casserole recipe perfect for the weekend or any special occasion.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar {I use raw sugar}
  • 1 loaf old bread, cut into 1" thick pieces {I used homemade whole wheat artisan bread}
  • 8 eggs
  • 1 cup whole milk, or your choice of percent
  • 1 TBS vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 chopped pecans

Instructions

  1. Combine butter and brown sugar and pour it in the bottom of a 9x13 baking dish.
  2. Layer the bread on top, overlapping if necessary.
  3. Mix the eggs, milk, vanilla, and cinnamon and pour over the bread.
  4. Sprinkle nuts on top.
  5. Cover the baking dish and chill overnight.
  6. In the morning, preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  7. Bake the casserole for 30 minutes or until bubbly and brown.
  8. Let stand for 5-10 minutes.
  9. Serve with maple sugar or favorite syrup {if you'd like - I thought it was great as is, but my hubs and kids liked the extra syrup}.
  10. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 392Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 136mgSodium: 398mgCarbohydrates: 55gFiber: 4gSugar: 16gProtein: 13g

Nutritional information is not always right.

Did you make this recipe?

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Sudz

Tuesday 25th of December 2018

Should it be baked covered or uncovered?

Michael sherbin

Monday 4th of July 2016

Why not make things heart and vascular healthy ? Using plant based ingredients! No sugar,salt or oil. Can use maple sugar.

laura

Thursday 18th of July 2013

Do you think it is possible to make and freeze?

Michelle Marine

Thursday 18th of July 2013

Hi Laura, I have not tried to make this and freeze it. It might work. I would be most worried that the bread would end up soggy, but I don't really know. If you try it, come back and let me know! :-)

Gail

Thursday 3rd of January 2013

I add diced apples and more cinnamon to my toast ( personal preference), but I don't know i've been denying myself the pleasure of pecans. Thanks for sharing your recipe, using nuts

Michelle

Thursday 3rd of January 2013

You're welcome, Gail. Apples & cinnamon also sound very yummy.

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