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French Toast Casserole

This Overnight French Toast Casserole Recipe is easy to make and perfect when you have old or stale bread. This easy breakfast recipe also freezes great.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: French Toast Casserole
Servings: 6
Calories: 265kcal
Author: Eating on a Dime

Ingredients

  • 1/2 loaf of bread (about 10 slices plus one heel cut into chunks -You could use old stale bread. You could also use different types of bread for different flavors.)
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 4 Tablespoons Sugar (divided in half)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Instructions

  • Spray bottom of pan with cooking spray or coat with melted butter. Cut bread into chunks and spread evenly in a 9×13 pan.
  • Mix together eggs, milk, 2 Tablespoons of sugar, salt, and vanilla. Pour over bread. Mix to coat (feel free to get your hand dirty). ;)
  • In a small separate bowl mix together 2 Tablespoons of sugar and 1 Tablespoon of cinnamon. Sprinkle this mixture over the entire pan until it is gone.

If wanting to eat now:

  • Cover and place in fridge over night. (you could cook immediately, but it is much better if you let it sit over night) The next morning cook in 350 degree oven for 45 to 50 minutes until golden brown.

If wanting to freeze:

  • Cover with foil and freeze. When you are ready, thaw overnight in fridge. Cook in 350 degree oven for 45 to 50 minutes until golden brown.

Optional ideas:

  • If you are afraid it may dry out, place a few tabs of butter on top when you bake it. When serving I have drizzled with syrup right before serving, or I have sprinkled with with powdered sugar. Either way is fabulous!

Notes

If you want this casserole to taste even more amazing – drizzle some syrup on top and then sprinkle with powdered sugar. 

Nutrition

Serving: 6g | Calories: 265kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 115mg | Sodium: 459mg | Potassium: 224mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 255IU | Calcium: 167mg | Iron: 2.5mg