Overnight French Toast Casserole

Overnight French Toast Casserole – assemble the night before and let sit in the refrigerator until ready to bake. This is SO good!! The best part of the whole casserole is the yummy caramelized brown sugar on the bottom. French bread, brown sugar, butter, milk, eggs, vanilla, cinnamon and salt. Ridiculously good! Great for overnight guests and Christmas morning!! #makeahead #christmas #breakfast #casserole #christmasbreakfast

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Easy Overnight Breakfast Casserole

This Overnight French Toast Casserole is the perfect Christmas morning breakfast! Nobody wants to stand around on Christmas morning and make breakfast. You want to enjoy the holiday! This casserole is made the night before and refrigerated overnight. Just pop it in the oven first thing in the morning. It will be ready after all the presents have been opened. Can I get a high-five for make-ahead holiday breakfast recipes?!?!?

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How to Make Overnight French Toast Casserole

This dish is super easy to make. In a small saucepan, heat butter and brown sugar over medium-low heat until sugar is dissolved. Pour in bottom of a baking dish. Cube a loaf of French bread and arrange the cubes over the brown sugar mixture. Whisk together milk, eggs, vanilla, salt and cinnamon. Pour over bread cubes. Cover pan and refrigerate overnight. Remove the dish from the refrigerator and bake in the morning.

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Tips and Frequently Asked Questions

  • You can use any type of bread that you prefer – French, Italian, brioche, sourdough, croissants will all work fine.
  • Want to reduce the calories a bit? Substitute 1½ cups of Egg Beaters for the eggs.
  • Can French Toast Casserole be frozen? Yes! You can freeze the casserole baked or unbaked.
    • To freeze the casserole before baking, assemble the casserole up to the point of refrigerating. Cover the dish with plastic wrap and aluminum foil. Freeze. When ready to bake, thaw in the refrigerator and bake as directed.
    • To freeze the casserole after baking, let the casserole cool completely. Cover the dish with plastic wrap and aluminum foil. Freeze. When ready to reheat, thaw completely and reheat covered in the oven at 350ºF until warm.
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What to Serve with French Toast Casserole

This is hands-down our favorite way to eat French toast. No standing over the stove. Just whip this up and bake when you are ready. I think my favorite part of the whole casserole is the caramelized brown sugar on the bottom of the casserole. YUM! Give this easy overnight casserole a try for Christmas morning. I promise it will be enjoyed by all!

We serve this casserole with some blueberries, strawberries, and lots of real maple syrup. Here are a few more of our favorite recipes from the blog that go great with this breakfast casserole:

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Overnight French Toast Casserole

Yield: 8 people
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Overnight French Toast Casserole – assemble the night before and let sit in the refrigerator until ready to bake. This is SO good!! The best part of the whole casserole is the yummy caramelized brown sugar on the bottom. French bread, brown sugar, butter, milk, eggs, vanilla, cinnamon and salt. Ridiculously good! Great for overnight guest and Christmas morning!! #makeahead #christmas #breakfast #casserole #christmasbreakfast

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 (8-oz) loaf French bread, cubed
  • 2 cups milk
  • 6 large eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp cinnamon

Instructions:

  • Spray a 9×13-inch pan with cooking spray.
  • In a small saucepan, heat butter and brown sugar over medium-low heat until sugar is dissolved. Pour in bottom of prepared pan.
  • Arrange bread cubes on top of brown sugar mixture.
  • Whisk together milk, eggs, vanilla, salt and cinnamon. Pour over bread cubes.
  • Cover pan and refrigerate overnight.
  • Preheat oven to 375ºF.
  • Bake uncovered for 30 to 35 minutes.

Notes:

  • You can use any type of bread that you prefer – French, Italian, brioche, sourdough, croissants will all work fine.
  • Want to reduce the calories a bit? Substitute 1½ cups of Egg Beaters for the eggs.
  • Can French Toast Casserole be frozen? Yes! You can freeze the casserole baked or unbaked.
    • To freeze the casserole before baking, assemble the casserole up to the point of refrigerating. Cover the dish with plastic wrap and aluminum foil. Freeze. When ready to bake, thaw in the refrigerator and bake as directed.
    • To freeze the casserole after baking, let the casserole cool completely. Cover the dish with plastic wrap and aluminum foil. Freeze. When ready to reheat, thaw completely and reheat covered in the oven at 350ºF until warm.

Steph

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  1. Wonderful recipe! Made it once for breakfast at work and then the next day for family. Definitely a keeper! I added cream cheese and topped with blueberries while still warm.

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