a square piece of French toast casserole on a fancy whit plate with streusel on top, and syrup being poured on
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French Toast Casserole

French Toast Casserole makes the perfect brunch recipe. Make it the night before and throw it in the oven the next morning. Everyone will ask for seconds!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Overnight Soaking8 hrs
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: casserole, egg casserole, overnight breakfast casserole
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 482kcal
Author: Lisa Longley

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces French Bread cut into cubes, and dried (see note)
  • 8 eggs
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Topping

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1/2 cup quick cooking oats

Instructions

  • Spray a 9 by 13 inch baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.
  • In a large bowl combine the eggs, milk, and vanilla extract. Whisk until all the eggs are fully broken down and the mixture is smooth.
  • Toss the egg mixture with the eggs until all of the bread is fully coated. Pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish. Cover with aluminum foil and place in the refrigerator overnight.
  • The following morning preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a small bowl, using two forks a pastry cutter, combine the butter, oats, and brown sugar.
  • Remove the casserole from the refrigerator, top with the streusel, and bake for 40 minutes or until the casserole begins to pull away from the sides of the baking dish.
  • Cut, serve, and enjoy with powdered sugar and syrup.

Notes

You are looking for approximately 10 cups of dried bread cubes. If you buy a 16 ounce loaf of French bread, cut it into cubes and dry over night, you can use all of that. You can also put the fresh soft cubes onto parchment lined baking sheets and bake for 30 minutes at 250 degrees (toss half way through baking) and use right away.

Nutrition

Calories: 482kcal | Carbohydrates: 63g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 222mg | Sodium: 451mg | Potassium: 192mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 131IU | Calcium: 97mg | Iron: 15mg