Overnight French Toast Casserole


submitted by delilah1912 {1 Recipe}

  • Prep Time:
    15 Mins
  • Cook Time:
    35 Mins
  • Total Prep + Cook Time:
    50 Mins
  • Level:
Overnight French Toast Casserole

Makes: 12 servings

Description: The easiest most heavenly french toast.

1/4 cup  butter, melted
3/4 cup  packed light brown sugar
1 loaf  Brioche, Challah or French bread sliced into 1 1/2 inches thick slices
8  Eggs slightly beaten
1 cup  whole milk
1 Tbsp  Vanilla Extract
1 tsp  Ground Cinnamon
1/4 tsp  Ground Ginger
1/2 cup  Chopped Pecans
1/8 tsp  Salt
optional  Maple Syrup & Powdered Sugar

Instructions: In a small bowl combine brown sugar and melted butter and pour on the bottom of a 9x13 baking dish.

Arrange slices of bread in the baking dish overlapping if necessary.

Combine milk, eggs, vanilla, salt, cinnamon, and ginger in a bowl and pour evenly over bread slices.

Sprinkle chopped pecans over bread slices.

Wrap tightly with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for 4-12 hours.

In the morning, take the casserole out of the fridge for at least 10 minutes while you are preheating your oven to 350 degrees.

Bake casserole for 30-35 minutes. If top starts browning too quickly place a foil loosely over the top of the casserole for the last 10 minutes or so. You want it to cook long enough to make sure the bottom part is cooked but don't dry it out completely.

Remove casserole from oven and let it cool slightly before serving. Serve with a dusting of powdered sugar and a drizzle of maple syrup.

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Author image by Nikayah23 | newmarket, NH    
Nov 28, 2018

it was sooooo good!!!

Author image by fallen4you | driscoll, TX    
Mar 09, 2015

it looks so good I cant wait to make this my kids will love it. it looks so easy to make my kids can help me make it.

Author image by TracyMayTice | WRIGHTSVILLE, PA    
Jan 09, 2014

Absolutely heavenly, I'm making it for weekend company.

Author image by TessBritt | Fort Gay, WV    
Dec 20, 2013

that looks good!

Author image by elliej502 | JACKSON, NJ    
Apr 24, 2013

Oooooh, I need to make this tonight!

Author image by EbbyLaster | valrico, FL    
Apr 15, 2013

Easy and sooooo good

Author image by SiLvEr-StArS | REVERE, MA    
Mar 20, 2013

MMM-mmm Now that sounds & Looks Soooo YummY. I gotta make this one.

Author image by Kaualoku | HILO, HI    
Dec 28, 2012

Very easy to follow recipe, it's flavor is very well balanced and tastes great. It was perfect to make the night before, for fast and easy breakfast prep in the morning. Definitely doing this one again!

Author image by delilah1912 | GALLATIN, TN    
May 14, 2012

This french toast is out of this world good!

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