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French Toast Casserole Recipe

This quick and tasty breakfast is perfect for holidays, brunches, or just everyday! Try this amazing French Toast Casserole Recipe.French Toast Casserole on blue plate
With Mother’s day quickly approaching this weekend I thought that it was a perfect time to share this recipe with you.  This French Toast Casserole is a favorite at my house on Christmas, Easter, Mother’s Day, anytime I can justify making it! I have even made it for ~shhh~ dessert!

It is super easy, delicious, and oh how I wish I could say low in calories!   This wonderful make ahead dish is thrown together the night before and just popped in the oven.  So, if you have a husband like mine, you could make it the night before, stick a post it on it with directions, and cross your fingers. 😉

I put this french toast casserole together this morning, in just a few minutes.  I have to take my Grandma to the airport in Jacksonville tomorrow and thought it would make a delicious breakfast!  So, that being said.  I don’t have the “finished product” pictures yet.  However, I have made this enough times to tell you that it comes out perfect and delicious.  I hope your family loves this as much as mine does.

How to Make French Toast Casserole

This quick and tasty breakfast is perfect for holidays, brunches, or just everyday! Try this amazing French Toast Casserole Recipe.

In a small saucepan melt butter or margarine over medium heat.  Stir in brown sugar.  Stir constantly until caramel sauce forms.

This quick and tasty breakfast is perfect for holidays, brunches, or just everyday! Try this amazing French Toast Casserole Recipe.

Pour sauce into 13×9 inch baking dish.

This quick and tasty breakfast is perfect for holidays, brunches, or just everyday! Try this amazing French Toast Casserole Recipe.
I know it looks scarce, but it’s not! Plus, like I said above, I have been known to make a little extra :).

Slice or dice bread.  You can use any kind French, Cuban, Sandwich, Gluten Free; you name it, it works. Place bread in 13×9 pan on top of caramel sauce.  You can arrange it fancy or just toss it in.

This quick and tasty breakfast is perfect for holidays, brunches, or just everyday! Try this amazing French Toast Casserole Recipe.
OOOh…Look how pretty!

In a large bowl beat 6 eggs.

This quick and tasty breakfast is perfect for holidays, brunches, or just everyday! Try this amazing French Toast Casserole Recipe.

Whisk in 2 cups of milk.  I use soy milk, but you can use any kind that suits your family’s needs.

This quick and tasty breakfast is perfect for holidays, brunches, or just everyday! Try this amazing French Toast Casserole Recipe.

Add the Cinnamon and nutmeg.

This quick and tasty breakfast is perfect for holidays, brunches, or just everyday! Try this amazing French Toast Casserole Recipe.

Pour the egg mixture over the bread; be sure to cover all the pieces.

This quick and tasty breakfast is perfect for holidays, brunches, or just everyday! Try this amazing French Toast Casserole Recipe.
I’m getting better at the pouring with one hand and photographing with the other. I really need a personal photographer. 🙂

Cover pan with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight or at least 4 hours.

This quick and tasty breakfast is perfect for holidays, brunches, or just everyday! Try this amazing French Toast Casserole Recipe.

Preheat oven to 350.

Remove the plastic wrap and bake for 40-45 minutes.
French Toast Casserole on Plate

When you slice and serve, flip the serving so the caramel sauce is on the top.  YUM!

Gluten Free

You can make this delicious breakfast gluten free. You just have to use your favorite gluten free bread.

Dairy Free

If you are looking for a dairy free version of this it is very easy to adapt. Just use your favorite dairy free milk (I recommend coconut milk). You also want to use a dairy free margarine in place of butter.

Storage

This recipe can be made a day in advance and stored in the fridge. Bake the morning you would like to enjoy it. If there are any leftovers (which I doubt), you can store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

French Toast Casserole

This quick and tasty breakfast is perfect for holidays, brunches, or just everyday! Try this amazing French Toast Casserole Recipe.
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Prep Time:10 mins
Cook Time:45 mins
Total Time:55 mins

Ingredients

Instructions

  • In a small saucepan melt butter or margarine over medium heat. Stir in brown sugar. Stir constantly until caramel sauce forms.
  • Pour sauce into 13x9 inch baking dish.
  • Slice or dice bread. You can use any kind French, Cuban, Sandwich, Gluten Free; you name it, it works. Place bread in 13x9 pan on top of caramel sauce. You can arrange it fancy or just toss it in.
  • In a large bowl beat 6 eggs. Whisk in 2 cups of milk. I use soy milk, but you can use any kind that suits your family’s needs. Add the Cinnamon and nutmeg.
  • Pour the egg mixture over the bread; be sure to cover all the pieces.
  • Cover pan with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight or at least 4 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Remove the plastic wrap and bake for 40-45 minutes.
  • When you slice and serve, flip the serving so the caramel sauce is on the top. YUM!

Gluten Free

  • Use a gluten free bread

Dairy Free

  • Use dairy free milk and dairy free margarine.

Nutrition

Calories: 418kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 144mg | Sodium: 569mg | Potassium: 299mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 454IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 218mg | Iron: 4mg
Servings: 8
Calories: 418kcal
Author: Amanda@AFewShortCuts.com

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2 Comments

  1. If only I could figure out how to do this without egg. I LOVE french toast, but my daughter is allergic to dairy and eggs. I’ve figured out a good stove-top recipe (finally!) that tastes the same. So maybe I can see how it tastes bakes. 🙂

  2. 5 stars
    I made this casserole to carry to a friends house for their breakfast . Their mothers funeral was todat and they had lots of company. It was a hit! I also halfed the recipe for my husband and me. We had a wonderful breakfast on this cold morning in South Georgia ! I love your blog- I will be making the peach muffins this weekend !! Have a blessed day Jane Gibbs

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