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easy french toast casserole

Recipe by
Fran Miller
Parkersburg, WV

EASY FRENCH TOAST CASSEROLE I’ve tried French Toast Casseroles before but they were always missing SOMETHING. However, I need to bring a covered dish for this Thursday’s Staff Brunch, and my usual Cheddar Egg Strata was already taken, so I read through various FTC recipes, considering options, until I came up with one to try for today’s Sunday Brunch. This recipe is a winner and I won’t even need to take maple syrup. I can prep it the night before in about 5 minutes, then bake it while enjoying coffee for about 45 minutes (TOTAL) before heading off to school. =^..^=

yield 8 -12, depending on serving size
prep time 5 Min
cook time 35 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For easy french toast casserole

  • 2 c
  • 8
    large eggs
  • 2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 8 oz
    italian or french bread (usually 1/2 loaf)
  • 1 stick
    butter or margarine
  • 1 c
    brown sugar, packed
  • some
    pecans or raisins, optional

How To Make easy french toast casserole

  • 1
    The night before, whisk together the milk, eggs, vanilla, and cinnamon. (I just put everything in my 8 cup glass measuring cup, but a large bowl will do.) Cube or tear bread into pieces and add to the egg mixture. Push the bread down with the whisk until all the bread pieces are coated. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
  • 2
    In the morning, spray a 13 x 9” baking dish with cooking spray. Put the stick of butter in the dish and spoon around the brown sugar. Put the baking dish in the cold oven and preheat the oven to 350° F. After about 8 minutes, remove the dish from the oven and stir the butter and brown sugar together.
  • 3
    Remove the plastic wrap from the bread and egg mixture bowl & stir well. Spoon the mixture over the brown sugar & butter “syrup.” Add pecans or raisins, if desired.
  • Easy French Toast Casserole
    Bake at 350° F for 35-40 minutes, or until browned and a knife slipped into the middle comes out clean.
  • Easy French Toast Casserole
    Remove from the oven and allow to “set” for about 5 minutes to soak up the “syrup.” Happy Brunch! =^..^=

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