Baked French Toast Casserole is a breakfast recipe that’s simple and easy.
It’s perfect for the holidays (like Mother’s Day, Easter, or Christmas), but don’t stop there, this is great for any weekday breakfast. Or, make the casserole and have it on weekdays as leftovers. Serve it with maple syrup and you have a very happy family.
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Oven Baked & Great for Company
This Baked French Toast Casserole is made in the oven. I love that it makes a nice big casserole that’s perfect for company.
And, it’s a great way to use stale leftover bread. I often make this after asking myself, “what to make with leftover French bread”.
Easy Baked French Toast Casserole is a quick breakfast bake recipe made with crusty French bread and topped with maple syrup. It’s a homemade make ahead or bake now casserole that’s ready in about 30 minutes.
This delicious breakfast of Baked French Toast Casserole brought to you by my wonderful husband!
Looking for more great make ahead breakfast casseroles? You’ll want to check out Sausage and veggie egg casserole, Biscuits and Gravy Casserole, and Cheesy broccoli and potato casserole.
I love French Toast
It’s probably my favorite syrupy covered sweet breakfast treat. But, who wants to stand over a skillet flipping French toast all morning? Not this girl! So, my wonderful husband came up with this recipe. I love it! It’s easy to make, and is the perfect way to enjoy French toast any day!
Fluffy and Eggy Casserole
Wonderful eggy buttery French Toast with crispy golden brown edges, and a fluffy inside! It’s not soggy or limp; it’s just lovely! You’re whole family will adore this French Toast.
Great for leftovers
And for us, because there’s only the two of us in the house, it makes a bunch of leftovers so we have French toast all week with no work!
For the French bread, you’ll be cutting the bread into ½ inch to 1-inch cubes. You want about 12-15 cups of bread cubes, enough to fill a 13×9-inch pan, which is almost the whole loaf. We usually just leave out the ends of the loaf.
Use whatever milk makes you happy in this dish. We usually use whole milk, as it’s nice and thick and rich. But, we’ve also used almond milk with great success.
If you’re lactose intolerant the almond milk is a great option.
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Baked French Toast Casserole
- 1 loaf French Bread
- 12 eggs
- 2 cups milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter cut into chunks
- Preheat the oven to 350° F.
- Cut the French bread into ½ to 1-inch cubes, place in a large bowl, and set aside.
- Mix the eggs, milk, vanilla, and salt together in a medium bowl until frothy, set aside.
- Place the butter in the bottom of a 13×9 pan, and place the pan in the preheated oven to melt the butter, about 5 minutes. Once the butter is melted, carefully remove the pan from the oven, and tilt the pan to coat the melted butter all over the bottom of the pan and about 1 inch up the sides of the pan.
- Pour the egg mixture over the bread crumbs, and toss to coat. Pour the egg & bread mixture into the butter coated pan. Bake in 350° oven about 30 minutes, or until eggs are set and casserole looks golden brown.
- Serve with your favorite toppings, maple syrup, fruit, whipped cream, whatever makes you happy!
Nutritional information is based on third-party calculations, and should be considered estimates. Actual nutritional content will vary based on brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes, and more.
This is a great weekend brunch.
I love French toast I made this for my visiting company and everyone loved it. So easy to make too!
That is my kind of breakfast and how awesome of your husband to do it! Well done!
The best way to start your day!
This casserole would work well for holiday mornings in my house! Lots of mouths to feed, looks great!
Del's cooking twist
I am crazy about French toasts, I really need to try your recipe!
Made it and added cinnamon to the recipe! It came out great and tastes great!