Overnight French Toast Casserole

Overnight French Toast Casserole. This delicious breakfast need to be on your menu ASAP!! You won’t regret it!

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Overnight French Toast Casserole: make it ahead of time and enjoy your mornings! #holidayscramble

For some reason, this seems to be one of our busiest years ever. From the time we moved back to Illinois in July until today (oh my gosh, we’ve been here 5 months!) I feel like we are doggie paddling.

You know, barely staying above the surface.

With two in high school, one junior high and one in middle school, our evenings are booked. And by the time Saturday rolls around, all we want to do is lay in bed and sleep in.

Unfortunately, those of you with swimmers will understand, that never happens. I don’t know what a lazy Saturday morning, reading the comics is anymore. Sounds wonderful.

Overnight French Toast Casserole: make it ahead of time and enjoy your mornings! #holidayscramble

And I bet this French Toast Casserole would be awesome on that make believe lazy morning too!

In our house, since we don’t get many lazy days, we do breakfast for dinner. Often.

And french toast makes an appearance 9/10 times because we all LOVE it.

How easy would it be to make one of these casseroles instead? Make it the night before, or the morning of, or even right before. This casserole is totally flexible like that.

And yet, it tastes amazing no matter how long you let it sit.

The best part? It’s filled with nutritious, high protein eggs!

Did you know one egg has 13 essential vitamins and minerals in varying amounts, high-quality protein, unsaturated fats and antioxidants, all for 70 calories. Additionally,  more eggs are consumed during the winter holiday season than any other time of the year, including Easter. I had no idea! There’s a good chance those eggs could be from Ohio egg farms! Ohio is the second-largest egg producing state in the nation. I was fortunate enough to go visit an egg farm earlier this year! You may remember when I shared this recipes for Greek Omelettes (I also shared my highlights of my trip).

I got up close and personal with the chickens and the eggs! Thank you to the Ohio Egg Farmers for providing eggs to the country!

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Overnight French Toast Casserole: make it ahead of time and enjoy your mornings! #holidayscramble

Yield: 8 servings

Overnight French Toast Casserole

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 loaf bread (16oz Cinnamon swirl bread), cubed
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup pecans, chopped

Instructions

  1. Place bread in a 2 qt baking dish. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, cinnamon, vanilla, cloves, nutmeg, and salt. Pour over cubed bread.
  3. In a small saucepan, melt butter. Whisk in brown sugar and heat over low until melted. Remove from heat. Add in chopped pecans. Pour over bread.
  4. Cover dish with foil and refrigerate overnight (or if desired you can bake immediately). Bake in a 350 degree oven for 25 minutes with foil on. Remove foil and bake an additional 20 minutes. ENJOY

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For more EGG-cellent recipes, be sure to check out my friends who are participating too!

         Loaded Egg Burritos, Inside BruCrew Life

Banana Chocolate Chip Fluffernutter French Toast Casserole, Melanie Makes

Sausage Egg Souffle, Jelly Toast

Sausage Gravy and Eggs Hash Brown Skillet, NeighborFood

Mocha Baked French Toast

  Be sure to join me and my fellow bloggers, along with the Ohio Poultry Association for a Holiday Scramble Twitter Party! Wednesday December 10 from 9-10 pm EST. Use the hashtag #holidayscramble to join in the fun!! Be sure to RSVP to the party here: http://tweetvite.com/event/HolidayScramble.

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 **Special thanks to the Ohio Poultry Association. Today’s recipe has been compensated as part of an ongoing relationship. All opinions are 100% my own.**

Overnight French Toast Casserole: make it ahead of time and enjoy your mornings! #holidayscramble

Aimee

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Posted on December 9, 2014

Comments & Reviews

  1. Have been looking for overnight breakfast recipes & this would be nice. Could this be doubled & made in a 9″x13″ aluminum foil pan & for how long? I would be fixing this for 10+ people. I also am from Ohio. You may have visited a county away?

  2. I love this recipe!! I want it to be our traditional Christmas breakfast. Thanks for the recipe! It’s delicious and definitely a time saver 🙂 

  3. I was just wondering…I think this looks and sounds AMAZING, but every time in the past that I have tried making overnight casseroles with bread in them, the result was mushy. No one in my family likes a mushy texture, so they were flops for us. This looks crunchy around the edges, but is the bread mushy in the middle/on the bottom? If so, I’d better stick with regular old French toast. 😉

    1. Yeah, the inside of the casserole is definitely soft. But that is my favorite part of french toast, the center 🙂

  4. Made this this weekend. Delicious. Reminded me of sticky buns. Easy. It is sweet, gooey goodness. My husband who isn’t one for many sweets had 2 helpings and again the next day.

  5. Hi Aimee – I entertain two to four times a year and lean toward brunches. I love being able to prepare my food the day before. Therefore, I am always on the search for unique brunch casseroles. I made the Cinnamon French Toast Casserole yesterday for 25 friends and family. WOW, it was great. I asked our friends and family to critique the “new” casserole and every one of them loved it … it was a hit and it is a keeper!! Thank you.

    1. Happy New Year Marilyn! I’m so glad your friends and family loved the new recipe!! Thanks for stopping by and letting me know 🙂

  6. Hi Aimee! I just wanted to let you know that I’m featuring this amazing recipe in my post in order to make it for my families, this is ourcouponss.com, thank you for your sharing.
    So I made 2 yesterday. i made some changes due to family preferences and I changed the light brown sugar to white sugar for my dad do not like it, feather more, Apple pie spice in place of cinnamon. Yum yum!!
    thanks

  7. ooooh who knew my state was such an egg producer! woot Ohio lol. This french toast casserole looks SO simple and comforting-that syrup shot…mmmmm

  8. I am out of the house early on the weekends too. Sometimes we get to have a more made-up breakfast though, and I love to have sweet goodies like this casserole.

  9. We would definitely eat this for brinner! French toast is the hubby’s favorite so I’m sure he would swoon over this.

  10. French toast is often a special occasion food in my family, getting this as Breakfast Treat for weekend, with no extra work!! yes please! thanks for sharing a good idea!

  11. I could not do what you do every week with all the extra curriculars. I’d go INSANE. This girl needs her relax time. With french toast!

  12. I feel for you. My kids were in sports too so we were always on the run, no sleep in days at all. It was a crazy time. But so much fun. I look back now and wish I was still running around with both of them. I hate that my son is away at school. Every single day without him is weird, you never get used to it. Can you tell it’s the holidays blues season? Ha. I just want him home so we can all decorate the tree together. It’s the little things. Okay, enough, I’m bumming my own self out. Oy.

    Okay on to this recipe. I cannot wait to try this one. I love easy overnight recipes. They are the key to a happy morning. Love the photos. The one of you pouring the syrup over had my stomach growling.

    1. Awww, I love your nostalgia 🙂 And I know I’ll be the same way too, cause my oldest is a senior in HS this year and it’s already making me sad 🙂

  13. French toast is my four year old’s favorite food, hands down. The second is waffles. Can’t wait to give your casserole a try as I know she’ll give it rave reviews!

  14. My recipe tomorrow is a French Toast Casserole 🙂 How fitting! I swear, always!

    Yours looks gorgeous, pinned, and I want it for breakfast!

  15. French toast is one of my favorite things to have for a special breakfast! I love your overnight version, such a time saver!

  16. we go through crazy amounts of eggs – good thing er have chickens 🙂 and I would LOVE this casserole any time of day

  17. We eat SO MANY EGGS and there are just 2 of us, so I can’t even imagine how many you guys go through! Overnight French toast is one of my favorite recipes. It’s like waking up in a bed and breakfast!

  18. This french toast casserole looks utterly delicious! Great photos. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe.

  19. I hope things will calm down and you will have a chance to relax soon. We adore French toast so this casserole sounds perfect! Love that it’s an overnight dish!

  20. Don’t you sometimes wonder what you did with all of your time before you had kids? Crazy how busy life is, wouldn’t trade it for anything, but the occasional lazy Saturday morning would be nice. Especially if I had this breakfast waiting for me!

  21. Simmers hours are brutal! I don’t envy you, but I know what you about being too busy! This is why we do breakfast for dinner too! This will be added to the rotation, looks so good!

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