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Slice of Easy French Toast Casserole on a white plate topped with fresh strawberries and pour of maple syrup
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Easy French Toast Casserole

With very little prep work, you can stash a dump and bake easy French casserole in the fridge overnight, and wake up to a deliciously satisfying breakfast!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword baked french toast, easy french toast casserole, make ahead french toast casserole
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Chilling Time 8 hours
Total Time 9 hours 5 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 521kcal
Author Blair Lonergan

Ingredients

  • ½ cup (1 stick) butter, melted
  • 12 slices frozen buttered Texas Toast (2 boxes), thawed *
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 7 eggs
  • 1 ½ cups whole milk
  • Optional, for serving: maple syrup, powdered sugar, and/or fresh fruit

Instructions

  • Pour melted butter into a 9 x 13-inch baking dish. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl, stir together brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together vanilla extract, eggs and milk.
  • Arrange 6 bread slices in a single layer on the bottom of the buttered baking dish. You can cut the bread, as necessary, to fit the bottom of the dish.
  • Sprinkle half of the sugar mixture over top.
  • Add another layer of bread slices. Pour egg mixture over the bread, and gently push down on the bread to make sure that they are evenly submerged.
  • Sprinkle remaining sugar mixture over top.
  • Cover with foil and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, or overnight. The longer it sits, the better!
  • When ready to bake: Preheat oven to 350F/180C.
  • Cover dish with foil and bake for 30 minutes. Uncover and bake for an additional 20 minutes, or until the casserole is set and the top is golden brown.
  • Drizzle with maple syrup or dust with powdered sugar just before serving.

Notes

*I use Food Lion brand Butter Texas Toast. If you can’t find a similar butter Texas Toast in your grocer’s freezer section, you can substitute with any thick-cut fresh bread from the bakery. Spread a thin layer of butter on each slice before assembling casserole.
Cooking for a Smaller Family? As you can see here, I baked my French Toast Casserole for these photos in an 8-inch square dish. To do so, just cut the ingredients in half. Baking instructions remain the same.

Nutrition

Serving: 1/8 of the recipe | Calories: 521kcal | Carbohydrates: 61.8g | Protein: 11.6g | Fat: 30.7g | Saturated Fat: 12.5g | Cholesterol: 200.4mg | Sodium: 487.2mg | Sugar: 28.9g