Baked French Toast Casserole

Baked French Toast Casserole
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Baked French Toast Casserole
Kaitlin Weiler for FaveSouthernRecipes.com
Baked French Toast Casserole

Baked French Toast Casserole is sure to become your new go-to breakfast recipe to feed a crowd. This overnight French toast casserole is a great recipe to make for breakfast on special occasions and holidays. All of the prep for this recipe can be done the night before, which makes serving breakfast in the morning a breeze. Serve this tasty French toast casserole alongside fresh fruit for a filling breakfast. You can also top the casserole with a bit of powdered sugar or maple syrup for an additional bit of sweetness.

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4
Servings
136
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the topping

  • ¼ Cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ Cup brown sugar
  • ½ Teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¾ Cup chopped pecans

For the casserole

  • 1 loaf challah, French, or Italian bread
  • 3 Cups whole milk
  • 8 eggs
  • 1 vanilla extract
  • 1 Teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt
  • Powdered sugar or maple syrup, for serving

Directions

For the topping

Combine the brown sugar, granulated sugar, cinnamon, and pecans.

For the casserole

Begin by cutting the loaf of bread into slices and then 1-inch cubes. Place the cubes in a greased 9-by-13-inch baking dish.

Combine the eggs, milk, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt in a separate bowl. Pour over the bread cubes, making sure that all of the bread is evenly coated.

Cover and refrigerate for at least 8 hours, or overnight.

After the casserole has been refrigerated for at least 8 hours, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Sprinkle the topping evenly over the casserole.

Bake for about 45 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and a knife inserted into the center of the casserole comes out clean. If the casserole starts to brown too quickly, cover it with aluminum foil for the remainder of the cooking time.

Serve hot with powdered sugar or maple syrup, if desired.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
5g
7%
Sugar
17g
19%
Saturated Fat
3g
13%
Cholesterol
16mg
5%
Carbohydrate, by difference
18g
14%
Protein
5g
11%
Vitamin A, RAE
63µg
9%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
3mg
4%
Calcium, Ca
212mg
21%
Choline, total
20mg
5%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
8µg
2%
Magnesium, Mg
21mg
7%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
128mg
18%
Selenium, Se
5µg
9%
Sodium, Na
76mg
5%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
2µg
13%
Water
122g
5%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Baked French Toast Shopping Tip

What’s the difference between brown and white eggs? Besides color, nothing – different breeds of chicken account for the differences in color – quality and freshness are what really count.

Baked French Toast Cooking Tip

In addition to keeping foods like granola, yogurt, and fruit on hand, plan ahead for hectic weekdays by whipping up extra batches of waffles or pancakes and individually freezing them for easy morning meals.