Overnight French Toast Casserole

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Overnight French Toast Casserole has a rich, eggy texture and yummy cinnamon flavor, and is prepped overnight.  It also feeds a crowd making it perfect for a leisurely weekend brunch or for a family holiday.

Overnight French Toast Casserole has a rich, eggy texture and yummy cinnamon flavor, and is prepped overnight.  It also feeds a crowd making it perfect for a leisurely weekend brunch or for a family holiday.

Overnight French Toast Casserole

This Overnight French Toast Casserole recipe originated from my Glenwood days at college. We would make 3 large pans to feed all 32 of us.  We typically ate it for dinner, but it is one of those recipes that works for breakfast, bunch or dinner!  Some of my other favorite breakfast recipes from Glenwood  include Mama Griggs Pumpkin Muffins and Egg and Sausage Casserole.

I love recipes that are prepped the night before. You toss it together, throw it in the fridge and then bake it in the morning.  The hard work is done.  If you are having weekend guests, this Overnight French Toast bake recipe is ideal.  It not only feeds a crowd, but you can spend your morning drinking coffee and catching up instead of spending it in the kitchen.

Cooking for a crowd and don’t have enough oven space for this casserole? Try the Slow Cooker French Toast Casserole from Recipes that Crock.

Overnight French Toast Casserole has a rich, eggy texture and yummy cinnamon flavor, and is prepped overnight.  It also feeds a crowd making it perfect for a leisurely weekend brunch or for a family holiday.

How to Make Overnight French Toast Casserole:

  1. Cut the brioche into large 1 inch cubes. Spread into the prepared dish.
  2. In a mixing bowl, whisk eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla and salt.
  3. Pour over the bread. Cover tightly with foil, and refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.
  4. In a small bowl, mix sugar and cinnamon.
  5. Dot casserole with small cubes of butter, and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar mixture. Cover with aluminum foil.
  6. Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 45-50 minutes or until a knife comes out clean.

For full Overnight French Toast Bake recipe, scroll to the bottom of this post. 

Overnight French Toast Casserole has a rich, eggy texture and yummy cinnamon flavor, and is prepped overnight.  It also feeds a crowd making it perfect for a leisurely weekend brunch or for a family holiday.

Notes about the Overnight French Toast Casserole recipe:

  • We love using brioche bread because it gives it an extra rich flavor.  However, you could use leftover French bread (buy it day old for half price).  If you do this, add 2 extra eggs, and an extra cup of sugar!
  • When you pull this French toast bake out of the oven, it will be puffed up tall. However, you need to let it rest for 5 minutes to set, and it will naturally fall during that time.
  • This recipe tastes even better the next day. For real time savers, prep and bake this ahead, and then warm it up in the microwave to eat.
  • Serve with REAL maple syrup. There is no comparison when it comes to this.

Overnight French Toast Casserole has a rich, eggy texture and yummy cinnamon flavor, and is prepped overnight.  It also feeds a crowd making it perfect for a leisurely weekend brunch or for a family holiday.

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Overnight French Toast Casserole

The French Toast Casserole has a rich, eggy texture and yummy cinnamon flavor, and is prepped overnight.  It also feeds a crowd making it perfect for a leisurely weekend brunch or for a family holiday. 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Breakfast, Casserole
Cuisine: American
Keyword: French Toast Bake, French Toast Casserole, Overnight French Toast Casserole
Servings: 8
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

  • 10 cups Brioche bread
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • 3 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 3 Tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon

Instructions

  • Spray a 13x9 inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  • Cut Brioche bread into large 1 inch cubes. Add to the prepared baking dish.
  • In a mixing bowl, whish eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla and salt. Pour over the bread. Cover tightly with aluminum foil, and refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.
  • Remove from oven 30 minutes prior to baking. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Dot casserole with cubes of butter. Combine sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle evenly over top. Cover with foil.
  • Bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until a knife comes out clean. Let sit for 5 minutes before serving. 
  • Serve with real maple syrup.

Notes

  • We love using brioche bread because it gives it an extra rich flavor.  You could however use leftover French bread (buy it day old for half price).  If you do this, add 2 extra eggs, and an extra cup of sugar!
  • When you pull this out of the oven, it will be puffed up tall. However, you need to let it rest for 5 minutes to set, and it will naturally fall during that time.
  • This recipe tastes even better then next day.  For real time savers, prep and bake this ahead, and then warm it up in the microwave to eat.
  • Serve with REAL maple syrup. There is no comparison when it comes to this.  The fake sugar syrup does it no justice. 

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