The magic happens overnight with this easy recipe for Overnight French Toast Casserole. Chunks of crusty bread soak up the egg mixture to make a delicious custard that cooks up in 30 minutes when you pop it in your Instant Pot in the morning. Overnight French Toast Casserole will sweeten up any morning.
Recipe courtesy of Instant Pot.
The bread type is important for this recipe. A less crusty bread will fall apart and not have the chewy texture that makes Overnight French Toast Casserole so special.
- 1/2 loaf of day-old French bread, cut into 1 inch chunks
- 8 large eggs
- 3 Tablespoons granulated sugar
- 3 Tablespoons light brown sugar, packed
- 1 Teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 Teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 Teaspoon salt
- 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter, cubed and chilled
- 1 1/2 Cup water
- 1/4 Cup maple syrup
Grease a (7 inch) cake pan with cooking spray.
Arrange chunks of French bread in a single layer on bottom of pan.
In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, granulated sugar, brown sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt until fully combined.
Pour egg mixture over French bread.
Sprinkle cubed butter on top of French bread.
Refrigerate, at least 2 hours, or overnight.
Pour water into Instant Pot®.
Place a trivet inside.
Place a paper towel on top of cake pan and tightly cover with foil.
Create a foil sling and use it to gently lower pan into Instant Pot®.
Close lid and set pressure release to Sealing.
Press Manual or Pressure Cook button and adjust time to 30 minutes.
When the timer beeps, allow pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes and then quick release remaining pressure.
Unlock lid and remove it.
Carefully remove French toast casserole using foil sling.
Remove foil and paper towel.
Serve topped with maple syrup.