Yield: 12 servings

Overnight French Toast Casserole

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

Overnight French Toast Casserole. Prep ahead of time and wake up to a sweet breakfast casserole, swirled with cinnamon and covered in pecans!


  • 1 loaf bread (16 ounce Cinnamon swirl bread), cubed
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 ¾ cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • ½ cup chopped pecans


  1. Place cubed bread in a 2 qt baking dish or 13x9. 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).
  5. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 25 minutes with foil on. Remove foil and bake an additional 20 minutes. ENJOY


  • Change up the bread for different flavors. Cinnamon Swirl bread is divine as the base for the french toast casserole, but I've also loved this with raisin bread or challah (a hearty egg-washed bread).
  • Stale bread is okay. The bread cubes will be saturated with the egg mixture and left to soak it up all night long. French toast is the perfect way to use up day-old homemade bread or a loaf of store bought bread that's a little past its prime.
  • Nut substitutes. Swap the pecans for walnuts or slivered almonds for a tasty twist.
  • Storage: store leftover in refrigerator and enjoy within 3 days. Reheat in microwave for 30-60 seconds on a plate.
  • Nutrition Information:



    Serving Size:

    1 scoop

    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 380Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 116mgSodium: 392mgCarbohydrates: 49gFiber: 2gSugar: 20gProtein: 10g

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

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