This overnight French toast casserole is one of the tastiest cooked breakfasts and is actually really simple to make.
If you’re a bit of a sweet tooth, then you will love this recipe that is easily prepared the night before then baked in the morning for about thirty to forty minutes. This dish is also great if you’re cooking for a crowd as this will feed at least four to six people. If only need to feed one then you might want to check out the french toast in a mug recipe.
If you have the time, then some bacon goes amazing on the side of this french toast casserole. You can just fry some up, or even oven bake some when you’re cooking the casserole in the morning.
The leftovers of this dish keep well so make sure you don’t throw any out. It lasts for a few days in the fridge before needing to be discarded. Just reheat in the microwave whenever you need something to eat.
Sometimes if you’re running low on time this dish will take way too long, if this is the case, then you should take a look at making some regular french toast. It’s still delicious but is harder to feed a crowd as you will need to cook the slices of bread individually.
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Overnight French Toast Casserole Recipe
- 1 loaf of bread sliced
- 8 Eggs
- 1 tsp. cinnamon, ground
- 2 tsp. vanilla essence
- 320 ml (10.8 fl. oz.) thickened/heavy cream
- 60g (2 oz.) butter, melted
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 2 tsp. cinnamon, ground
- If your bread isn’t already sliced then make this the first thing to do. Slice into roughly equal sizes.
- In a large mixing bowl, add the eggs, cinnamon, vanilla essence and the thickened cream.
- In a deep oven dish, add your melted butter and coat the sides with it. There should be an excess amount in the bottom of the oven dish.
- Scatter ½ cup of brown sugar to the bottom of the pan.
- Layer the bread evenly in the pan.
- Add the egg mix over the top and push down on the bread to encourage it to soak up the mix.
- Place in a fridge overnight. (optional)
- In the morning preheat the oven to 180 °C (350 °F) meanwhile combine ½ cup brown sugar and one teaspoon cinnamon and sprinkle on top of the French toast.
- Place in preheated oven and cook for 30-40 minutes or until egg is cooked and the top is golden brown.
- Serve and Enjoy!
- If you have the time, bacon goes great with the casserole. Serve a couple of rashers with each serving of the oven baked French toast.
- If you don’t have 6-8 hours to wait for the egg mixture to soak in, then you can encourage it by pushing down on bread. This method will help the bread absorb the mix faster and should be ready not long after.
- An overnight French toast casserole is great as you do almost all the work night before. If you have anything else to go with it see if you can prepare this, so all you have to do is bake and serve.
- Experiment with the topping, the topping in this recipe is very basic you can try something like a praline topping if you have the time to do it.
If you’re wondering what kind of calories you will be looking at with this dish, then you can find all the nutritional information you need below. This information is only an estimate so keep this in mind if you decide to calculate it yourself.
A different variation on this recipe is something like a slow cooker french toast casserole. This slow cooker version is very similar to this recipe but is instead cook over the course of 8 hours. The most significant difference between the two is the oven version will give you a crispier casserole, and the slow cooker will give you a softer casserole.
If you have anything to share, variations or anything else about this french toast casserole then feel free to drop me a comment below.