Overnight French Toast Casserole on a serving plate with maple syrup drizzled on top

Overnight French Toast Casserole

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Overnight French Toast Casserole is a delicious and easy breakfast that takes French toast to a whole new level. Pieces of French bread coated in an egg mixture, topped with a cinnamon sugar crumble, and baked to perfection. This French toast casserole is the perfect holiday or weekend breakfast!

overnight French Toast Casserole on a serving plate with syrup drizzled on top.

This Overnight French Toast Casserole is my favorite thing to make and have on holiday mornings, or for weekend brunches with family and friends. It’s prepared the night before, placed in the fridge to allow the bread to soak up the delicious egg mixture, and topped with a cinnamon sugar crumble before baking. If you love French toast, you are going to love this baked French toast recipe. Another one of my favorite overnight recipes that is simple and delicious is our Brown Sugar And Cinnamon Overnight Oats.

Ingredients for French toast casserole

  • FRENCH TOAST
  • French Bread: You want to use a 16-18 oz. loaf of French bread cut into 1 inch chunks.
  • Milk: I used 1% milk, but you can use whole or almond milk also.
  • Eggs: Using eggs will help to bind the mixture together.
  • Sugar: I used white granulated sugar, but you can use brown or half white and half brown.
  • Heavy Cream: I prefer to use heavy cream, but you can use half and half if you prefer.
  • Vanilla: Pure vanilla is always my first choice, but vanilla extract will also work.
  • Cinnamon: Cinnamon adds a great flavor to this French toast.
  • CRUMB TOPPING
  • Flour: I used all purpose white flour.
  • Brown Sugar: I prefer using brown sugar for the crumb topping. It adds a great caramelization to the top when baked.
  • Cinnamon: Is a must in the crumb topping.
  • Salt: Helps to bring out the sweet flavors of the cinnamon and sugar.
  • Butter: Grate cold butter with a cheese grater before adding it to the crumble.

How to make French toast casserole

  • Lightly grease a 9×13 casserole dish.
  • Cut French bread loaf into 1 inch chunks and add them to a greased casserole dish.
  • In a large bowl mix, milk, eggs, sugar, heavy cream, vanilla, and cinnamon.
  • Pour egg mixture evenly over the bread, making sure to coat all the pieces. If necessary give the mixture a stir using a spatula. You want the bread to be evenly coated and wet.
  • Cover your pan with saran wrap and place it in the fridge overnight, or for at least 6 hours.
  • To make crumb topping ( this can be made ahead and refrigerated) combine flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt and mix well to combine.
  • Using a cheese grater, grate butter and mix together until it forms a crumble. Cover with saran wrap or place in a ziplock bag and place it in the fridge.
  • When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350 F.
  • Take casserole dish from the fridge and remove the saran wrap.
  • Sprinkle crumble topping evenly over top of casserole.
  • Bake for 40-45 minutes or until the top is golden brown and bread has puffed up.
  • Serve with maple syrup and enjoy!!
ingredients for overnight French toast casserole
Overnight French Toast Casserole on a serving dish drizzled with maple syrup.

What is the best bread for French toast?

This baked French toast recipe calls for French bread, which is my personal favorite, but if you don’t have French bread you have a few other options you can try. You want your bread to be sturdy enough to to hold up after you pour the egg mixture over top of it. Thinly sliced bread can fall apart after being soaked in the egg mixture. If you don’t have French bread here are a few other options you can try:

  • Sourdough
  • Brioche
  • Challah
  • Pullman Loaf
Overnight French Toast Casserole on a serving plate with maple syrup drizzled on top

Overnight French Toast Casserole

April King
5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Refridgerate 6 hrs
Total Time 1 hr
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American, French
Servings 8
Calories 362 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 loaf of French bread
  • 8 eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon

Crumb Topping

  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cold and grated with a cheese grater

Instructions
 

  • Lightly grease a 9×13 casserole dish.
  • Cut French bread loaf into 1 inch chunks and add them to the casserole greased casserole dish.
  • In a large bowl mix, milk, eggs, sugar, heavy cream, vanilla, and cinnamon.
  • Pour egg mixture evenly over the bread, making sure to coat all the pieces. If necessary give the mixture a stir using a spatula. You want the bread to be evenly coated and wet.
  • Cover your pan with saran wrap and place it in the fridge overnight, or for at least 6 hours.

Crumb Topping

  • To make crumb topping ( this can be made ahead and refrigerated) combine flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt and mix well to combine.
  • Add grated butter and mix together until it forms a crumble. Cover with saran wrap or place in a ziplock bag and place it in the fridge.

Baking Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 F
  • Remove casserole dish from the fridge, remove saran wrap, and sprinkle crumb topping over top of casserole.
  • Bake uncovered for 40-45 minutes or until the top is golden brown and the bread had puffed up.
  • Serve with maple syrup and powdered sugar. Enjoy!

Notes

*Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on Modernmealmakeover.com should only be used as a general guideline

Nutrition

Serving: 1large pieceCalories: 362kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 11gFat: 24gCholesterol: 237mgSodium: 241mgPotassium: 181.6mgSugar: 16.2gVitamin A: 90.5IUCalcium: 44.6mgIron: 2.4mg
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14 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    This french toast casserole looks so good! I can’t wait to make it for my kids.

  2. 5 stars
    Making it the night before is a huge time saver. The crumb topping really makes this french toast casserole. Yum!

  3. 5 stars
    This is always our go-to breakfast for Christmas morning. It’s great for feeding a hungry crowd and easy to adapt too.

  4. 5 stars
    Looks so good! I know my family will love this!!

  5. 5 stars
    Yes, please! Such a great breakfast for holiday mornings! I’ll take mine with extra maple syrup!

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