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French Toast Casserole

Easy Baked French Toast Casserole with a cinnamon and brown sugar syrup... DELICIOUS! A decadent spin on a classic breakfast recipe that can feed a crowd! Minimal work and effort filled with incredible flavours. Prepare our French Toast Casserole overnight OR bake it right away
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: French Toast
Servings: 8 - 10 people
Calories: 564kcal
Author: Karina


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 loaf thick sliced bread about 2-inches thick, (1.4 lb or 650 g loaf)
  • 6 large eggs
  • 2 cups milk (full fat or 2%)
  • 2 tablespoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Icing sugar, to dust
  • Strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, kiwi fruits, pineapple, bananas or any other fruit to serve.


  • Lightly grease an oven safe 9"×13" baking dish (22 cm x 33 cm).
  • Melt butter in a small pot over low heat. (Alternatively, melt in a microwave safe bowl in the microwave in 15 second increments, stirring in between, until melted.) 
  • Add 1 cup brown sugar, mixing well to combine. (If on the stove, let simmer for 1 minute to slightly dissolve the sugar.)
    Pour mixture into prepared dish and spread out to evenly coat.
  • Beat together eggs, milk and vanilla. Set aside.
  • Combine remaining brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg in a separate bowl. Set aside.
  • Arrange bread in a single layer over the butter/sugar mixture in the dish.
  • Pour half of the egg wash over bread. Top with half of the brown sugar/cinnamon. 
  • Arrange remaining bread slices over the top. Pour over remaining egg wash and top with remaining brown sugar/cinnamon. Lightly press bread into the egg wash to ensure slices are evenly soaked.
  • Cover tightly with foil and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to soak up the custard mixture, or overnight for the best results
  • When ready to bake, take the dish out of the refrigerator 20 minutes before baking (if it has been in overnight) to get the chill out. 
    Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
  • Bake, covered, for 30 minutes. Uncover and continue baking for a further 15 minutes. 
  • Top with icing/powdered sugar. Serve with the syrup from the dish.


Calories: 564kcal | Carbohydrates: 80g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 176mg | Sodium: 532mg | Potassium: 337mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 42g | Vitamin A: 655IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 249mg | Iron: 4mg