Easy French Toast Casserole

Easy French Toast Casserole

(8 servings)    Printable Version
  • 1 16-ounce loaf of cinnamon swirl or cinnamon raisin bread - cut into cubes to yield about 8 cups
  • 6 large eggs - beaten
  • 3 cups milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • confectioners' sugar and maple syrup for topping - optional
This recipe takes only 10 minutes to prepare. Then you need to let it refrigerate for a few hours and the baking time is just under an hour. If you don't have cinnamon bread, you can use white bread. Just mix together 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1/4 cup raisins and 1 teaspoon cinnamon and sprinkle that between the layers of bread cubes. It will taste like you used cinnamon bread. The reviews I got from friends for this dish were "so fluffy" and "very custardy". Overall: I loved it and it was as easy as the name implies. (This recipe was submitted in 2007. It was tested and photographed in June 2014.)

Easy French Toast Casserole

How To Make An Easy French Toast Casserole

Prepare a 13 x 9 inch baking dish with a light coating of cooking spray. Layer the bread cubes evenly in the dish.

In a medium mixing bowl, beat the eggs with the milk and vanilla. Pour this mixture over the bread cubes. COVER and REFRIGERATE overnight (at least 2 hours).

When ready to prepare...

Bake for 50 minutes at 350 degrees until golden brown.

Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar.

Serve warm topped with drizzles of maple syrup.

Easy French Toast Casserole

Easy means "easy" with this make-ahead sweet breakfast casserole. Only 6 ingredients and two of them are optional.

Mr Breakfast would like to thank spiff for this recipe.

Comments About This Recipe
What do you think of Easy French Toast Casserole?
Overall Average Rating = 5 (out of 5)
Based on 10 votes.

From Echo
Rating (out of 5):  

My family loved it. It was a little sweet for me but since the point of the exercise was a lovely breakfast we could all enjoy on Christmas morning it did all I asked of it. I ate a smaller portion and had more fruit. Problem solved!

Comment submitted: 11/22/2017 (#20449)

Official Member: Team BreakfastFrom D10317 (Team Breakfast Member)

Made tonight, Christmas Eve, 2016. I had leftover cinnamon raisin swirl bread so I'm giving it a try. Thanks!

Comment submitted: 12/24/2016 (#20154)

From SlovesT
Rating (out of 5):  

Having this for Christmas morning breakfast... again :))))

Comment submitted: 12/16/2015 (#19703)

From Dee
Rating (out of 5):  

It's delish. I made it with half a loaf of bread from my bread machine. Cut in 8 servings and refrigerated leftovers. Reheated at 375 for 15 minutes. Definitely a keeper!

Comment submitted: 1/3/2015 (#19182)

From Tracy aka Mom
Rating (out of 5):  

I make it in advance and it's ready for breakfast when we wake up. It's a family favorite now.

Comment submitted: 2/19/2012 (#13557)

From K. Peep
Rating (out of 5):  

Easy and delicious! It got a thumbs up from all 6 people at our brunch. I used a quality homemade cinnamon raisin bread from a local bakery and I think that made a difference.

Comment submitted: 2/1/2012 (#13512)

From Swim mom
Rating (out of 5):  

I just made it for my son's swim team breakfast. I multiplied the recipe by 8 and had plenty for the hungry boys! Easy to put together, and popped in the oven when we got up while we made bacon, sausage and put out all he other necessary pieces - plates, fruit... needs syrup! It was a big hit.

Comment submitted: 2/12/2011 (#12108)

From Lynn
Rating (out of 5):  

This is a great recipe. Great to make the night before so that you have time in the morning for other things. Just pop it in the oven and get showered, open presents or whatever. Thanks.

Comment submitted: 1/9/2011 (#11875)

From Busy Mom!
Rating (out of 5):  

I have been making this for years for brunches, holidays... This couldn't be easier or more delicious. Try adding blueberries, raisins or using different kinds of bread. Make lots, leftovers are awesome!!

Comment submitted: 5/17/2010 (#10515)

From 2long4me

2 HOURS to REFRIGERATE... this is not something I would try at all, why? Because who wants to prepare breakfast 2 hours in advanced or even the night before? NOT when you can use another recipe and it only take about 45 mins from start to serve.

Comment submitted: 3/20/2010 (#10107)

From Toni
Rating (out of 5):  

Couldn't be easier to make. Perfect as is; no need to jazz it up!! Let it bake while you open presents on Christmas morning.

Comment submitted: 12/24/2008 (#7186)

From Blessed
Rating (out of 5):  

I made this recipe for a breakfast at church. it was all the rave. thank you Mr Foods

Comment submitted: 12/24/2008 (#7184)

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