french toast casserole

★★★★★ 3
a recipe by
Carolynn Ruark
Buena Park, CA

A teacher from work used to make this casserole whenever we had a potluck breakfast. We all had to have the recipe. Every time I make it, it gets rave reviews!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

French toast lovers, you need to try this make-ahead breakfast casserole. It's a delicious French toast casserole filled with cinnamon and nutmeg. But, the sugary pecan topping makes this super special. Once baked, it's almost like a praline pecan. Super rich, this would be perfect for a holiday morning or a special brunch. This French toast casserole doesn't need syrup, but if you want to add a drizzle when serving it wouldn't hurt.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 3
serves 12
prep time 8 Hr
cook time 35 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For french toast casserole

  • 1
    French baguette (the crustier, the better)
  • 6
  • 1 1/2 c
  • 1 c
  • 2 c
    brown sugar
  • 4 Tbsp
    light corn syrup
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/4 c
    pecans, in pieces

How To Make french toast casserole

  • Bread cut into bite-size pieces and in a baking dish.
    The night before: Cut bread into bite-size pieces and put in a 9x13 baking dish.
  • Eggs, milk, nutmeg, cinnamon, and vanilla whisked together.
    Mix eggs, milk, nutmeg, cinnamon, and vanilla.
  • Pouring eggs over bread.
    Pour over bread.
  • Covering casserole to refridgerate.
    Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • Melted butter, brown sugar, and light corn syrup stirred until combined.
    Morning: Preheat oven to 350. Melt butter. Add brown sugar and light corn syrup and stir until combined.
  • Brown sugar and nuts poured over casserole.
    Pour over bread. Top with nuts. Bake for 35 minutes.