Overnight French Toast Breakfast Casserole

You’ll love this delicious French Toast Breakfast Casserole. It’s a great way to use up bread that’s past its prime, it comes together in a snap, and it’s a HUGE hit with my family. Throw it together the at night before you go to bed, pop it the oven when you roll out of bread, and a half hour later, breakfast is served! You’re welcome.

Overnight French Toast Breakfast Casserole from SimplifyLiveLove.comThe other day, I cooked a double batch of artisan bread and it didn’t turn out that great. I didn’t want to throw it out, so instead, I turned part of it into yummy garlic bread, fed some to my kids {who don’t know better…}, and then used the rest to make this delicious French Toast Breakfast Casserole! If you’ve got bread to use up too, I highly recommend this recipe. It’s quick, easy, and really tasty. It’s not that nutritious, but everything in moderation right?! I adapted the recipe I found here.

Overnight French Toast Breakfast Casserole


French Toast Breakfast Casserole
 
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Serves: 6 servings
Ingredients
  • ¼ cup butter, melted
  • ¾ cup brown sugar {I use raw sugar}
  • 1 loaf old bread, cut into 1" thick pieces {I used homemade whole wheat artisan bread}
  • 8 eggs
  • 1 cup whole milk, or your choice of percent
  • 1 TBS vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ chopped pecans
Instructions
  1. Combine butter and brown sugar and pour it in the bottom of a 9x13 baking dish.
  2. Layer the bread on top, overlapping if necessary.
  3. Mix the eggs, milk, vanilla, and cinnamon and pour over the bread.
  4. Sprinkle nuts on top.
  5. Cover the baking dish and chill overnight.
  6. In the morning, preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  7. Bake the casserole for 30 minutes or until bubbly and brown.
  8. Let stand for 5-10 minutes.
  9. Serve with maple sugar or favorite syrup {if you'd like - I thought it was great as is, but my hubs and kids liked the extra syrup}.
  10. Enjoy!

Looking for more yummy breakfast ideas? Try these!

Bacon Wrapped Egg, Spinach, & Cheese Muffins (freeze very well!)

Eggy Breakfast Muffins (these also freeze very well!)

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Comments

  1. I add diced apples and more cinnamon to my toast ( personal preference), but I don’t know i’ve been denying myself the pleasure of pecans. Thanks for sharing your recipe, using nuts

    • Hi Laura,
      I have not tried to make this and freeze it. It might work. I would be most worried that the bread would end up soggy, but I don’t really know. If you try it, come back and let me know! 🙂

  2. Why not make things heart and vascular healthy ?
    Using plant based ingredients!
    No sugar,salt or oil.
    Can use maple sugar.

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