Super Easy French Toast Casserole Recipe

Try this super easy French toast casserole, all the deliciousness of traditional french toast. Filled with cinnamon and pecans and topped with maple syrup or powdered sugar it’s the perfect breakfast dish for the holidays or any day.

Since this can be assembled the night before and then popped in the oven the next morning while everyone enjoys a mimosa or glass of orange juice this is a great dish when hosting house guests or for any brunch or breakfast gathering.

 

  • Save

Super Easy French Toast Casserole

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 345kcal
Author: Kelly DiMascio
Filled with cinnamon and pecans and topped with maple syrup or powdered sugar this is the perfect breakfast dish any time of year, but I love to serve this during the holidays when the house is filled with family and friends.   
Since this can be assembled the night before and then popped in the oven the next morning while everyone enjoys a mimosa or glass of orange juice this is a great dish when hosting house guests or for any brunch or breakfast gatherings 
French Bread casseroles are super easy to make and are very versatile.  Once you have the basics down you can use your imagination to make your own special French toast casserole.  
French Toast Casseroles are one of my favorite go-to stress-free breakfast or brunch dishes.  It's easy to make and always delicious.
Print Recipe

Ingredients

French Bread Casserole

  • 1 T butter
  • 1 1/2 loaves of egg bread - challah or brioche or croissants
  • 1 pint whipping cream
  • 1 pint milk
  • 5 eggs
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 t vanilla extract
  • 1/2 t cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • powdered sugar - optional
  • 1 cup pecans

Instructions

French Toast Casserole

  • Use day-old challah or brioche bread sliced 1/2 inch thick. Arrange slices in a buttered 4-quart baking dish, overlapping slices as necessary.
  • In a medium bowl whisk together the eggs, milk, cream, sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon, and pour 1/2 of the mixture over the sliced bread and let sit for about 20 minutes.  Keep bread and egg and cream mixture cold while you let the bread rest.
  • The bread will absorb most of the cream mixture.  After 20 minutes add more cream mixture so that the is just a little bit in the bottom.  Cover dish tightly with cling wrap.  Reserve any remaining mixture and refrigerate. 
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • If the casserole seems too dry add a little of the reserved cream mixture.
  • Bake in a 350 degree F. preheated oven for 30 minutes.  Top casserole with pecans and cook for an additional 15 - 30 minutes or until top is golden brown and custard is firm. Check center of your bread pudding with a skewer to make sure the center is cooked and set.  The skewer should come out clean.
  • Dust with powdered sugar.  Serve warm maple syrup on the side.  Serve the casserole hot.

Notes

 

Stress-free Entertaining Options:

It's really important to keep eggs, cream, and milk very cold while assembling this dish the night before.  Then cover tightly and store in the coldest part of the refrigerator overnight.  
Cook The Day Before:
The french toast casserole can be baked one day in advance. Reduce cooking time by 10 minutes - cook it just until eggs are set. Before reheating, combine 1⁄2 cup milk and1⁄2 cup cream in a bowl and stir - you may not need a full cup.  Only use as much as you need to remoisten the casserole.  Drizzle it over the bread slices.  Bake 25-30 minutes in a 325-degree oven. Serve hot.
 

Nutrition

Calories: 345kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 161mg | Sodium: 69mg | Potassium: 159mg | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 820IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 98mg | Iron: 0.6mg
Did you love this recipe? Please Share!Mention @MermaidsandMojitos or tag #mermaidsandmojitos!

1 Comment

  1. Bonnie
    • Save

    I made this for an extended family Sunday breakfast and it was gone!!!! Everyone had seconds.

    Reply

Trackbacks/Pingbacks

  1. 5 Easy Easter Menus For Any Lifestyle | Mermaids & Mojitos - […] French Toast Casserole […]

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating




This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Learn WordPress 50% off
  • Save

Recent Posts

  • Valentines's Day Toast
    • Save
    33 Ideas for the Perfect Romantic Valentine’s Day
    This Valentine’s Day, forget the roses think outside the (chocolate) box and do something different for the perfect romantic Valentine’s Day. My husband and I were never big fans of Valentine’s Day but once my husband and I started getting creative now we love it. It’s become kind of a game that now for Valentine’s Day, birthday’s, anniversaries and any special occasion we now try to come up with creative ideas, instead of just reaching for the phone and making a reservation. […]
    • Save
    Mother’s Day Recipes and Menus | Breakfast Brunch Dinner
    Mother's Day Recipes and Menus. Celebrate Mom with 11 full menu ideas with recipes for Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, and Dinner. Thanks, Mom! […]
  • St. Patrick's Day Irish Sherry Trifle
    • Save
    Irish Sherry Trifle
    This Irish sherry trifle filled with berries, Irish sherry and cream is the perfect dessert to finish of any meal or St. Patrick's Day […]
  • Easy DIY hanging shelf
    • Save
    Easy DIY Hanging Rope Shelf
    For about $30 and a couple of hours, you can build this easy DIY hanging rope shelf. A super cute DIY shelf that fits into any coastal or rustic decor. […]
  • grilled-zucchini and squash
    • Save
    Grilled Zucchini, Squash and Asparagus Recipe
    Grilled veggies are delicious, nutritious and super easy. Try this Grilled Zucchini, Squash and Asparagus recipe for a quick side dish for your next BBQ. […]
Work Anywhere
  • Save
  • Save

More Recipe(

 < Eat  < Drink < Party <

Easy Romantic Valentine’s Day Recipes

35 Romantic Valentine’s Day Recipes. There is nothing better than cooking a romantic dinner and enjoying Valentine’s Day dinner at home. Making a romantic dinner at home can be fun and easy – just stick with elegant, simple meals that come together in no time and are super easy to make.
All these recipes are tried and true – each one tested and guaranteed to be easy and foolproof.

35 Romantic Valentine's Day Recipes. There is nothing better than cooking a romantic dinner and enjoying Valentine’s Day dinner at home.  Making a romantic dinner at home can be fun and easy - just stick with elegant, simple meals that come together in no time and are super easy to make.
All these recipes are tried and true - each one tested and guaranteed to be easy and foolproof. via @mermaidsandmojitos
  • Save

23 Easy Mardi Gras Recipes

23 Easy Recipes for Mardi Gras. Celebrate Mardi Gras with easy recipes to feed a crowd.  Everything from Jambalaya, Seafood Gumbo, Shrimp Étouffée, Famous New Orleans Morning Call Beignets, King Cake, Pat O’Brien’s Copycat Hurricane Cocktail, a King Cake Martini and so much more… These super easy Mardi Gras recipes guarantee everyone will have a great time and you’ll have time to spend with family and friends instead of slaving away in the kitchen.

23 Easy Recipes for Mardi Gras. Celebrate Mardi Gras with easy recipes to feed a crowd.  Everything from Jambalaya, Seafood Gumbo, Shrimp Étouffée, Famous New Orleans Morning Call Beignets, King Cake, Pat O’Brien’s Copycat Hurricane Cocktail, a King Cake Martini and so much more...  These super easy Mardi Gras recipes guarantee everyone will have a great time and you'll have time to spend with family and friends instead of slaving away in the kitchen. via @mermaidsandmojitos
  • Save
  • Save

Recipes

  • Save

DIY + Create

Food Philosophy

I love serving homemade meals and entertaining, but I don’t love spending all my time in the kitchen… Sound familiar?  I’ll share my shortcuts for getting delicious, healthy food on the table – easy, fast & stress-free. All of my recipes have been tested on family and friends.  We love them and I hope you will too.

Kell-
  • Save

Kell-

Chief Mermaid & Mojito Maker

This is me hangin’ out on the boat – it’s an absolutely gorgeous day in the Florida Keys – doing what wannabe mermaids do best…splashing in the waves + soaking up the sun. Life’s amazing.  Want to learn more?  

Super Easy French Toast Casserole via @mermaidsandmojitos
  • Save

Pin It on Pinterest

Share the Love.

Tell your friends!

Share via
Copy link
Powered by Social Snap