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french toast casserole

Recipe by
Beth Pierce
Old Monroe, MO

This overnight French toast casserole combines everything you love about French toast in one easy pan. It is perfect for breakfast, brunch, or any holiday feast, such as Christmas, Easter, or Mother’s Day. Enjoy it with sweet cream butter, fresh berries, or a drizzle of warm maple syrup.

yield 12 serving(s)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 55 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For french toast casserole

  • 1 lb
    French bread, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 9 lg
    large eggs
  • 2 c
  • 1/2 c
    heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 c
    brown sugar
  • 1/4 c
    granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1/2 c
  • 1/2 c
    brown sugar
  • 1 tsp
  • pinch
  • 1/2 c
    unsalted butter, cut in small cubes

How To Make french toast casserole

  • 1
    To make the French toast, spread the bread cubes out in a well-greased 9×13-inch baking dish.
  • 2
    In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, whipping cream, brown sugar, granulated sugar, and vanilla extract. Pour the egg mixture over the bread cubes. Use the flat side of a spatula to push the bread cubes down into the egg mixture, so they start soaking up the custard.
  • 3
    Cover the dish with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
  • 4
    To make the topping, stir together the flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt in a medium bowl. Cut in the butter using a pastry knife until crumbly. Cover and store in the refrigerator.
  • 5
    Remove the casserole from the fridge 40 minutes prior to baking to let it come to room temperature. Right before baking, sprinkle it with the topping. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees F for 50-60 minutes or until set, puffy, and golden brown.