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Get ready for the Best French Toast Casserole Ever! This is an easy way to get delicious french toast for the whole family! The best part? It only takes 15 minutes to get in the oven and can even be prepared the night before!

Overhead view of a French toast casserole in a white baking dish.

It seems that everyone grew up on French toast. It is certainly considered one of the classic hot breakfast foods from our childhood. However, it wasn’t really something we grew up eating ourselves! Breakfasts were traditionally quick and easy to make busy mornings less hectic. As parents, we completely understand the dilemma of choosing a filling hot breakfast or a quick bowl of cereal. Too bad our parents hadn’t heard of breakfast casseroles. You still get a hot and filling breakfast, but it’s all hands off cooking time in the oven! Prepare your casserole the night before so that when you wake up you can simply put it in the oven and let it do the work for you. 

Flavor Options for French Toast Casserole:

A really fun twist is to use sweet flavored coffee creamers instead of a homemade liquid spice mixture. To do this add 2 ½ cups of your favorite coffee creamer and 8 eggs together for the mixture instead. Give it a try, you won’t be disappointed!

Egg Whites Only?

While we prefer to use whole eggs, you can always use egg whites only. Substitute 2 egg whites for every 1 egg called for in the recipe.

Bread Options:

You can use any kind of bread to make this French Toast casserole. French bread and other bakery-style bread work in addition to sliced, sandwich-type bread. If you want something extra special, use challah bread or sourdough bread. Yum!

Berries:

Adding in berries is optional. In our home, we prepare half the dish with blueberries and half plain. You can use frozen berries, but keep them smaller in size. You don’t want a full cooked strawberry, but just pieces of it. 

Make Ahead Instructions:

You can make this up to 24 hours ahead of time. Prepare as directed but do not bake. Cover the uncooked casserole with plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to 24 hours. When you are ready to bake, remove the plastic wrap and bake normally. This casserole is perfect for holiday mornings and busy weekends.

PRO TIP: The syrup you use can make all the difference. For a French Toast casserole that will absolutely knock your socks off, use our recipe for Liquid Cinnamon Roll Syrup. It’ll blow your mind!

Pouring syrup from a ceramic carafe over a piece of French toast casserole.

Storage and Reheating Instructions:

French toast casserole is best eaten fresh. Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Reheat single servings in the microwave in 30 second increments until warmed through.

If you like this recipe, you may be interested in these other perfect breakfeast recipes:

Watch the video below where Caytlin will walk you through every step of this recipe. Sometimes it helps to have a visual, and we’ve always got you covered with our cooking show. You can find the complete collection of recipes on YouTube, Facebook Watch, or our Facebook Page, or right here on our website with their corresponding recipes.

The Best French Toast Casserole
Servings

12 Servings

Overhead view of a French toast casserole in a white baking dish.
Get ready for the Best French Toast Casserole Ever! This is an easy way to get delicious french toast for the whole family! The best part? It only takes 15 minutes to get in the oven and can even be prepared the night before!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Ingredients

Casserole:

  • 1 loaf French bread challah or french country
  • 8 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 cup berries optional, can be fresh or frozen, small pieces.

Topping:

  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup salted butter melted
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour spoon & leveled
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Optional toppings:

  • Fresh fruit
  • Maple Syrup
  • Powdered Sugar
Instructions
  • Preheat oven to 350° Fahrenheit.
  • Spray a 9×13 inch pan with nonstick spray. Slice, then cube the bread into 1-inch pieces. Spread bread into the prepared baking dish and set aside.
  • Whisk the rest of the casserole ingredients together including the eggs, milk, heavy cream, brown sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg until no lumps remain. Pour liquid ingredients over the bread. Make sure all pieces of the bread are saturated in the liquid mixture.
  • To make the topping, combine brown sugar, softened butter, flour, and cinnamon in a bowl. Mix well until all is combined. Texture should be similar to wet sand.
  • Add in desired fruit. like blueberries, raspberries or sliced strawberries and Push them into the casserole and sprinkle on topping. Bake in preheated oven for 45-55 minutes, or until golden brown on top.
Notes

Coffee Creamer Flavor Twist:

Since the casserole already has added flavors and sugars, use 2 1/2 cups of sweetened coffee creamer and 8 eggs. Whisk those together and pour over the cubed bread. 

Nutrition

Calories: 378kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 160mg | Sodium: 306mg | Potassium: 177mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 743IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 101mg | Iron: 2mg
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Breakfast Casserole
The Best French Toast Casserole
The Best French Toast Casserole
Servings

12 Servings

Overhead view of a French toast casserole in a white baking dish.
Get ready for the Best French Toast Casserole Ever! This is an easy way to get delicious french toast for the whole family! The best part? It only takes 15 minutes to get in the oven and can even be prepared the night before!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Ingredients

Casserole:

  • 1 loaf French bread challah or french country
  • 8 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 cup berries optional, can be fresh or frozen, small pieces.

Topping:

  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup salted butter melted
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour spoon & leveled
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Optional toppings:

  • Fresh fruit
  • Maple Syrup
  • Powdered Sugar
Instructions
  • Preheat oven to 350° Fahrenheit.
  • Spray a 9x13 inch pan with nonstick spray. Slice, then cube the bread into 1-inch pieces. Spread bread into the prepared baking dish and set aside.
  • Whisk the rest of the casserole ingredients together including the eggs, milk, heavy cream, brown sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg until no lumps remain. Pour liquid ingredients over the bread. Make sure all pieces of the bread are saturated in the liquid mixture.
  • To make the topping, combine brown sugar, softened butter, flour, and cinnamon in a bowl. Mix well until all is combined. Texture should be similar to wet sand.
  • Add in desired fruit. like blueberries, raspberries or sliced strawberries and Push them into the casserole and sprinkle on topping. Bake in preheated oven for 45-55 minutes, or until golden brown on top.
Notes

Coffee Creamer Flavor Twist:

Since the casserole already has added flavors and sugars, use 2 1/2 cups of sweetened coffee creamer and 8 eggs. Whisk those together and pour over the cubed bread. 

Nutrition

Calories: 378kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 160mg | Sodium: 306mg | Potassium: 177mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 743IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 101mg | Iron: 2mg
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Breakfast Casserole
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