One thing we love around here is breakfast foods. Basically, my kids are being raised by Leslie Knope. And French Toast is always a fave! Here’s my super easy overnight French Toast Bake that you’ll love for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
Super Easy Overnight French Toast Bake
I don’t pretend to be a whiz in the kitchen, but easy recipes are my forte.
Especially when I can put it together, store the casserole in the fridge over night, and pop in the oven in the morning.
And things don’t get much easier than this super easy French Toast Bake that my family loves to eat year-round.
But this is a great holiday breakfast meal- as well as an easy peasy dinner. Breakfast for dinner is my jam!
Add your fave maple syrup and you’ll be rocking this French Toast casserole for all the big events!
French Toast Bake Ingredients
- ½ loaf French bread
- 6 eggs
- 1 ½ cups milk
- ½ cup brown sugar
- ½ cup butter
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon vanilla bean paste
Easy Overnight French Toast Casserole Instructions
This is a make-ahead recipe that needs to be refrigerated overnight (or at least for a few hours).
Cube French bread into 1-2” pieces.
Heat butter and brown sugar on the stove over medium heat until melted.
Combine eggs, milk, cinnamon, and vanilla bean paste. Whisk well.
Grease or spray pie or casserole dish. If you use a casserole dish you may be able to use a full loaf of French bread.
Pour brown sugar/butter mixture into the prepared pan.
Top with French bread.
Pour milk/egg/cinnamon/vanilla mixture over the bread pieces. Toss it around a bit until every piece is fully coated.
Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
Bake at 350*F for 30-45 minutes or until the bread is no longer soggy. The actual time will depend on the type of milk and bread you used, as well as your own oven settings.
Overnight French Toast Bake Tips
I’ve tried this recipe a few times and cooking times vary greatly depending on the amount of bread and milk as well as the type of bread you use, so be sure to keep an eye on it after about 30 minutes!
If you use too much milk, you may find your casserole is still soggy at the bottom.
If this happens, use a spatula to flip parts of the casserole over, and continue baking for another 10-15 minutes.
Try this copycat recipe for French toast brioche!
Patty Holliday is a Marvel loving, Disney obsessed wife, and mother of four. She’s a travel agent specializing in Disney & Universal vacations- and loves a candid confession. Find her in Virginia (or anywhere frequent flyer miles or her trusty minivan takes her.)