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Easy French Toast Casserole Recipe with Overnight Option

This EASY French Toast Casserole recipe is made with Cinnamon Raisin Bread for extra flavor! Bake it immediately, or make it ahead and refrigerate overnight. Treat your family to a delicious weekend breakfast!

Slice of french toast casserole on a silver plate with a fork and drizzled with maple syrup.

When it comes to breakfast for dinner, what does your family enjoy?

Pancakes? Quiche? Or French Toast?

I love to throw things together in the morning and be able to pop it in the oven after a long day. Today’s French Toast Casserole recipe is the perfect comfort food!

Much like this Overnight French Toast Casserole, you can make it the night before and serve it for breakfast too if you prefer!

Whether you’re making this on a Saturday morning, Wednesday night, Christmas morning breakfast, you can’t go wrong with an easy breakfast for dinner recipe!

Why this French Toast Casserole is the best?

  • It’s easy to assemble. Much easier than standing over a skillet flipping slices of bread!
  • The flavor! Today’s recipe is made with Cinnamon Raisin Bread, eggs, real milk, and vanilla extract.
  • Perfect for any occasion. French Toast Casserole is great for a weekend breakfast, weeknight dinner, or holiday brunch!

How to Make French Toast Casserole

Glass 13x9 baking dish with french toast casserole.

If baking immediately, preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray 13×9 baking dish with non-stick spray. Set aside.

In a small saucepan, melt butter with sugar and corn syrup. Whisk until fully combined and sugar has dissolved.

Pour into the bottom of the greased baking dish.

Cube the cinnamon raisin bread into one-inch cubes. Lay bread cubes over the butter mixture.

In a small bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt. Pour the egg mixture over bread. Cover with foil.

PRO TIP: If making ahead of time, this would be when you would refrigerate the french toast casserole overnight (or all day). 

Bake casserole with foil for 25 minutes. Uncover and bake an additional additional 20 minutes.

Serve warm!

PRO TIP: As you scoop each serving out with a spatula, be sure to get the syrup on the bottom of the pan! 

Top with extra syrup and/or powdered sugar. ENJOY.

Slice of french toast casserole with two strawberries and maple syrup.

French Toast Casserole Recipe Ideas

Change up the type of bread. Use brioche for a sweet, chewy texture. Hawaiian bread, White Bread, and even Banana Bread makes a delicious french toast as well.

Add toppings! Sprinkle some cinnamon sugar over the top before baking for a crispy topping like in this Snickerdoodle Banana Bread.

Add extra raisins, craisins, and/or nuts for flavor and texture.

Use a delicious lemon glaze like we did in Dad’s Bread Pudding recipe! Or make it berrylicious. This Berry French Toast Casserole version with brioche is amazing!

This EASY French Toast Casserole recipe is made with Cinnamon Raisin Bread for extra flavor! Bake it immediately, or make it ahead and refrigerate overnight. Treat your family to a delicious weekend breakfast!

Can you freeze French Toast Casserole?

YES!

Assemble french toast casserole in a foil pan. Cover with foil and freeze for up to 3 months.

Allow to thaw in refrigerator overnight and bake as directed. You may need to add extra time to baking if not fully thawed.

More Breakfast for Dinner recipe ideas!

Delicious, cheesy overnight Egg Casserole recipe is savory breakfast perfection. Put in the oven in the morning and enjoy this hearty breakfast!

Get your day started with this hearty Sausage and Gravy Breakfast Casserole! Best part? It can be made ahead of time!

Learn how to make delicious french style omelettes with a Greek twist! These Greek Omelettes are perfect for weekday breakfasts, or weekend brunches!

The buttery puff pastry is the perfect crust to this Veggie Quiche! Serve one for brunch or make it for dinner!

Make a protein packed breakfast (OR DINNER) in minutes with this Instant Pot Egg Bites recipe! Delicious ham wrapped in egg and cheese makes for a hearty breakfast or snack on the go.

Slice of french toast casserole with raisins on a silver plate with maple syrup being poured over the top.

Ingredients for Easy French Toast Casserole Recipe

  • Unsalted Butter
  • Brown Sugar
  • Light Corn Syrup
  • Cinnamon Raisin Bread
  • Large Eggs
  • Milk
  • Cinnamon (and nutmeg too if you like)
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Salt
 
Yield: 16 servings

French Toast Casserole

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour

This EASY French Toast Casserole recipe is made with Cinnamon Raisin Bread for extra flavor! Bake it immediately, or make it ahead and refrigerate overnight. Treat your family to a delicious weekend breakfast!

Ingredients

  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 Tbsp light corn syrup
  • 1-16oz loaf Cinnamon Raisin Bread, cubed
  • 6 eggs
  • 1¾ cup milk (any variety)
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp salt

Instructions

  1. If baking immediately, preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray 13x9 baking dish with non-stick spray. Set aside.
  2. In a small saucepan, melt butter with sugar and corn syrup. Whisk until fully combined and sugar has dissolved. 
  3. Pour into the bottom of the greased baking dish.
  4. Cube the cinnamon raisin bread into one-inch cubes. Lay bread cubes over the butter mixture.
  5. In a small bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt. Pour over bread. Cover with foil.
  6. PRO TIP: If making ahead of time, this would be when you would refrigerate the french toast casserole overnight (or all day). 
  7. Bake casserole with foil for 25 minutes. Uncover and bake an additional additional 20 minutes.
  8. Serve warm!
  9. PRO TIP: As you scoop each serving out with a spatula, be sure to get the syrup on the bottom of the pan! 
  10. Top with extra syrup and/or powdered sugar. ENJOY.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

16

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 221Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 87mgSodium: 226mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 1gSugar: 15gProtein: 6g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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Recipe originally published April 15, 2011. Photos updated 2019.

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Posted on April 19, 2019

Comments & Reviews

  1. Not only does this taste delicious but it made my whole house smell amazing! It was a great motivator to get my family out of bed and run down to breakfast. 

  2. I love make ahead recipe like this!  It leaves me more time to enjoy my family.  I cannot wait to try this recipe!

  3. cool! I’ve had french toast for breakfast, and casseroles, but never together! it sounds like a great make-ahead brunch!

  4. I love make ahead french toast casseroles! They’re soo good and easy!

    I bet the cinnamon raisin bread really adds something special!

  5. Wow… this looks amazingly good! We are big fans of breakfast for dinner and will be sure to try this recipe soon.

    Thanks for sharing with So Sweet Sundays! 🙂

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