Easy French Toast Casserole Recipe with Overnight Option

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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!

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!

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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

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!

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.

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!

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!

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!

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 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

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!

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Yield: 16 servings

French Toast Casserole

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: 221 Total Fat: 9g Saturated Fat: 5g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 4g Cholesterol: 87mg Sodium: 226mg Carbohydrates: 30g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 15g Protein: 6g
*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.
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!

Recipe originally published April 15, 2011

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19 comments on “Easy French Toast Casserole Recipe with Overnight Option”

  1. Ty

    isn’t that more like breakfast for dessert?

  2. A great idea for Easter brunch!

  3. Tom

    Holy bananas, I have to try this!

  4. I changed my name back, I’m no longer Tom

  5. This sounds like it would make a great addition to a mother’s day brunch!

  6. Oh wow!! This looks amazing!! Thanks for linking it to our 2 Maids a Baking linky party!!!

  7. 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! 🙂

  8. This would be so good on Easter morning. Thanks for sharing it with Sweet Tooth Friday!

  9. I love that you used Raisin Bread in this! I love raisins in my Cinnamon rolls too!

  10. What a sweet way to start the morning. Thanks for linking this up to Sweets for a Saturday.

  11. Oh my goodness! This recipe sounds wonderful! Thanks for sharing and linking to TMTT. I will have to make this for our ladies morning bible study. They will love that!

  12. OMG – this is THE way to start your day!!

    This would be perfect for my Foodie Friday linky party – stop by this week and link up!

    If you have a sec, feel free to pop over now to enter my GIVEAWAY!

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

    I bet the cinnamon raisin bread really adds something special!

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

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

  16. Liz

    It’s like the best of both worlds – casserole + french toast! Delish!

  17. Jen

    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. 

  18. Courtney O'Dell

    This french toast was AMAZINGLY delicious – so easy too!

  19. Becky Hardin

    This would be a huge hit here at our house even for dinner. Delish!

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