Easy Overnight French Toast Casserole: make the night before and bake in the morning. Serve with custard sauce for breakfast or brunch.
This French toast casserole is great because you make it the night before and let is soak in all the eggy goodness overnight in the fridge. In the morning you just have to bake it and enjoy. I’ve partnered with Giant Tiger for this post. Yesterday I shared our Santa Themed Christmas Breakfast, and today I’m sharing the delicious recipe for the Easy Overnight French Toast Casserole. I picked up all the ingredients for the recipe at Giant Tiger in their great grocery section.
I’ve been making it for years. It’s become a tradition that we have it every year on Christmas morning. Everyone looks forward to it, and my mother-in-law always asks to have the leftovers.
I usually serve the French Toast Casserole with warm custard sauce. But it’s great with whipped cream too, and you might want a little maple syrup too, although it’s already quite sweet.
This recipe is also a favourite for company. I love that you can make it ahead of time, and just put it in the oven. It’s one less thing to worry about on a morning of entertaining. It is always a hit with guests.
We love the French toast casserole made with raisin bread. You can use regular bread or brioche if you’re not a fan of raisins. Giant Tiger also carries a chocolate brioche bread that I’m sure would be amazing for the chocolate lover.
- 1/4 cup butter
- 3/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
- 1 loaf of sliced raisin bread, or brioche
- 8 large eggs
- 1 cup milk
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp ground ginger
- Pinch of salt
- Optional: maple syrup, whipped cream, or custard sauce to serve with it
- Melt the butter and combine with the brown sugar. Use the mixture to coat the bottom of a large baking dish.
- Arrange the sliced bread on top of the butter and brown sugar mixture.
- In a large mixing bowl combine the eggs, milk, vanilla, cinnamon, ginger, and salt. Beat until fully combined. Pour the mixtue over the bread in the baking dish. Try to make sure the tops of the bread are soaked as well, you may have to use a spoon to help, and lightly push own the tops of the bread. Cover and leave in the fridge overnight or at least 3 hours.
- To bake the cassarole, remove from the fridge and let it come to room temperature. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-45 minutes or until the egg is set and the top is golden brown.
- Serve hot or warm with maple syrup, and whipped cream or custard sauce.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 240Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 212mgSodium: 246mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 1gSugar: 21gProtein: 9g
One tip, make sure the bread is soaked with the egg evenly at the top. You might need to press it down a little just before baking. It’s nice to have the casserole a little crisp on the top, but you don’t want it completely dried out. You can break the bread into pieces to avoid this problem, more like a bread pudding, but I think it looks more like French toast with the whole slices.
If there are any leftovers they reheat really easily in the microwave the next day.
With this Easy Overnight French Toast Casserole, life really is a party!
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