Easy overnight French Toast Casserole recipe tastes amazing and is the perfect breakfast comfort food. Make ahead the night before so you can easily throw it in the oven when you are ready for a delicious French Toast breakfast casserole.
Overnight French Toast Casserole
One of my goals this year is to make more overnight breakfast casseroles. I am working on spending time planning out our meals for the week ahead of time so I don't have to scramble and come up with something last minute.
My husband and I are having our weekly Bad A$$ meetings together to talk through what each week looks like and what we need to have ready. These meetings help keep us on the same page and make sure nothing is getting missed.
The 20 minutes we spend talking truly helps me feel like we have a plan for making sure we are getting things done and having time to relax.
This overnight French Toast Casserole takes a few minutes of prep and then it relaxes in the refrigerator until you are ready to bake it. I wish I would have made one of these for Christmas morning. It would have been perfect.
- Sliced Bread
- Cream Cheese
- Maple Syrup
- Ground Cinnamon
- Vanilla Extract
Bread - We use Hawaiian bread, Challah Bread, brioche bread, French bread, or leftover sandwich bread most of the time to make this French Toast Bake. Some days I toss in the random slices of a few different types of bread so they get used.
Non Stick cooking Spray - You can also grease the pan with butter.
Large Mixing Bowl - We are big fans of this glass batter bowl that has a handle. It makes it easy to mix ingredients and keeps the mixing bowl steady on the counter.
Heat resistant potholders - A couple of years ago we had a fire scare when we didn't realize we had turned a burner on and a cloth potholder caught fire. Thankfully we walked by the kitchen and saw the smoke and were able to get it out ourselves. Since then we have only used these heat-resistant potholders.
How to make baked French Toast Casserole
Step 1 - Add eggs, milk, maple syrup, cinnamon, and vanilla to a large mixing bowl. Whisk together until well combined.
Step 2 - Tear slices of bread into bite size pieces and add half of them to the casserole baking dish.
Step 3 - Top bread pieces with cut up cream cheese pieces evenly spread out. Top with remaining bread pieces until evenly spread in the casserole dish.
Step 4 - Pour egg mixture over the bread pieces evenly.
Step 5 - Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
Step 6 - Remove French Toast casserole baking pan from the refrigerator about 30 to 45 minutes before you plan to bake it.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees when you are ready to bake this overnight French toast casserole.
Remove saran wrap and cover with aluminum foil before placing in the oven. Bake for 30 minutes, remove aluminum foil and bake for additional 20-25 minutes.
Serve warm with maple syrup and your favorite toppings.
You can serve with homemade whipped cream or for the holidays try this Eggnog Whipped Cream.
If you have any leftovers store them in an airtight container in the fridge. Microwave for 30-45 seconds to reheat.
If you don't want to wait overnight for this French Toast Casserole you can refrigerate it for 4-6 hours before baking. You want to give time for the custard mixture to soak into the bread.
Printable recipe card instructions are below.
Nutrition information, including calories, protein, calcium, carbohydrates, fiber, vitamin c, potassium, cholesterol, sodium, trans fat, monounsaturated fat, polyunsaturated fat, and more, will vary depending on the products used.
Streusel Topping - If you want a crunchier top to this overnight breakfast casserole you can combine flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, salt, and a bit of nutmeg to make a topping. Stir it together with a fork and then add in butter to create small pebbles. Spinkle over the top of the bread pieces.
Great Breakfast Recipes
Overnight French Toast Casserole
- Cube bread and place to the side.
- Add 3eggs, milk, maple syrup, cinnamon and vanilla in a large mixing bowl and whisk together.
- Add ½ of the bread cubes to a greased casserole dish. Top with cubed cream cheese, add the remaining bread cubes on the top.
- Pour egg mixture evenly over the bread cubes. Cover the casserole dish with saran wrap and place in refrigerator overnight.
- Remove the dish from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking.Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Remove saran wrap and wrap the dish with aluminum foil.
- Bake for 30 minutes covered in aluminum foil. Remove the aluminum foil and bake for an additional 20-25 minutes.