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Cinnamon Raisin French Toast Casserole

For French toast fanatics that hate the hassle of flipping all those pieces of bread
Cinnamon raisin French toast casserole
Photo courtesy of Spice Cravings

With just four household staples, you can make this gooey and delicious Instant Pot breakfast dish that is sure to wow your guests and sweeten any holiday morning. Assemble it the night before and bake it in the morning while you sip your coffee.

Recipe courtesy of Spice Cravings


Making this recipe for a larger crowd is very easy. To multiply this recipe in the Instant Pot, you can use two stackable pans, and cook them using pot-in-pot technique. Cooking time stays the same.


  • 4 slices of cinnamon raisin bread
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 Cup milk
  • 1 Tablespoon maple syrup
  • thin slices of butter
  • sprinkle of brown sugar


Prepare the bread: 

Lightly grease an oven safe bowl or cake pan with butter or oil. 

Cube cinnamon raisin bread into about 1 inch pieces and add to the bowl.  

Make and add the custard: 

Whisk together milk, eggs and maple syrup.

Pour over the bread pieces, pressing down gently so the bread soaks the custard.

Let is rest for 5 mins.

This allows the bread to soak up the liquid. 

Cover the bowl with aluminum foil.   

Pour 1-2 cups of water in the inner pot.

Place a trivet, and place the french toast bowl on top of the trivet. 

Close the lid and set Manual/Pressure Cook for 15 minutes (high) on sealing mode. 

When cook time is done, carefully release pressure (QR), by turning the valve to ‘venting’ position in DUO models, or by pushing down the pressure valve in ULTRA models.

Topping: Optional, But Highly Recommended:

Thinly slice butter and place all over the baked bread pieces. 

Sprinkle brown sugar evenly over the bread. 

Broil it in the oven for 1-2 minute or so, or until butter melts all over the bread and the sugar starts to caramelize. 

Cool for 5 minutes and dig in. 

Pour some warmed maple syrup and enjoy.