Cranberry French Toast Casserole is an easy and delicious breakfast bake. Rich and fragrant, it’s the perfect recipe for Christmas morning!
This deliciously easy Cranberry French Toast Casserole is as tasty as it is simple to make. I love a full spread of brunch and this baked French toast, with tart cranberries, is perfect for Christmas morning. The cranberry flavor is perfect, not overwhelming, just right. Just make this yummy French toast recipe the night before, pop it in the oven in the morning and your work is done!
Tips for Making Overnight Casserole
Baked breakfast casseroles are a terrific option for holidays or brunches because they can be assembled ahead of time, saving you lots of stress in the long run. Here are some easy tips to remember:
- Completely assemble all ingredients in the recipe.
- Cover the unbaked breakfast casserole with plastic wrap of aluminum foil and refrigerate. You can chill it for as little as a couple of hours to one day.
- Allow it to come to room temperature the next morning when before you bake.
- Store leftovers tightly wrapped in the refrigerator, and reheat in the oven or in the microwave.
Ingredients for Cranberry French Toast Casserole
This sweet and tart baked French toast comes together with just a few simple ingredients, so it’s easy to throw together for a last minute holiday brunch, weekend breakfast or for a special busy weekday morning treat! Here’s all you need:
- Cubed dry bread (any kind will do, but I especially love French bread or a nice crusty Artisan bread for this recipe.)
- Heavy Cream (this is not the recipe to skimp on the calories. Use the real stuff, it’s totally worth it!)
- A can of whole cranberry sauce
- Brown Sugar
Variations to this French Toast Recipe
The beauty of this recipe is how versatile it is! If you have the basic ingredients you can dress this recipe up a million different ways. Try some of these flavors for your next breakfast casserole:
- Change up the kind of bread you use. Try rye, sour dough, raisin cinnamon or any of your favorites! Just cut into cubes and allow to dry out a little before assembling the rest of the casserole.
- Instead of cranberry sauce, try a can of your favorite fruit pie filling: apple, cherry, blueberry or peach would all be delicious!
More Breakfast Casserole Recipes
Short on time in the mornings? Try some of my fool-proof recipes that taste absolutely scrumptious! Perfect for brunches or busy mornings.
- French Toast Casserole
- Overnight Berry Cobbler French Toast
- Easy Hash Brown Egg Casserole
- Sausage and Mushroom Breakfast Strata
- Ham and Cheese Overnight Breakfast Casserole
I cannot tell you how much everyone LOVES this Cranberry French Toast Casserole! Make it for your next holiday gathering and watch it disappear. I would love to hear from you, so please drop me a comment and let me know what you think of this or any of my other recipes. Happy cooking!
Cranberry French Toast Casserole
- 5 whole eggs
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 14 ounce can of whole cranberry sauce
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup butter softened
- 8 cups cubed bread (I used this recipe and loved it!)
- Preheat your oven to 350 and spray a 9 by 13 pan with cooking spray.
- In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, vanilla, and heavy cream together.
- Whisk in the cranberry sauce.
- Add the bread, making sure that it is completely covered. Let it soak for 10 minutes.
- While the bread is soaking, combine the brown sugar and butter.
- Pour the bread/egg mixture into the pan. Top with the brown sugar/butter and put it into the oven for about 40 minutes until the eggs are set.