French Toast Casserole...

Monday, April 16, 2012


It was delicious.

I make this recipe a few times a year for special occasions; Christmas morning and Easter morning.
 I am always amazed at how incredibly
DELICIOUS and how EASY this recipe is!  

The EASY part of this recipe is you put it together the night before 
and in the morning take it out of the refrigerator and into the oven it goes.

Sounds great, right?

Overnight French Toast Casserole





You can find Texas Toast in the bread aisle of your grocery store.  
It's thick sliced white bread. 
You WANT to use Texas Toast.
Do not try to use regular white bread.  







Overnight French Toast Casserole


Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup butter, melted (1 stick)
  • 12 - slices Texas toast 
  • 1 - cup brown sugar
  • 1 - tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 - tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 - cup chopped pecans (optional)
  • 1 - tsp vanilla extract
  • 5 - eggs
  • 1 1/2 - cups milk

Directions:

THE NIGHT BEFORE YOU PLAN TO SERVE:

Mix together brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and chopped pecans. 
Melt butter and pour in a 9x 13 casserole dish, the dish you plan to bake and serve your casserole in.
Whisk eggs, milk & vanilla together.
Layer bottom of pan with half the bread pieces, on top of the melted butter.
Sprinkle half of the brown sugar mix over the bread.
Layer second half of bread.
Pour egg mixture over the bread slices, making sure all are covered evenly.
Sprinkle remaining brown sugar mixture on top.
Cover with aluminum foil and refrigerate overnight. 

THE NEXT MORNING:

Remove from the refrigerator and cover with a new piece of foil. 
Preheat oven to 350 and bake the casserole for 30 minutes. 
Then uncover and bake an additional 15 minutes.
Your French Toast should be browned and set.




Ready to be placed in the refrigerator overnight...



Cut and serve with warm syrup poured on top, of course, 
you should ALWAYS add a little butter first!




This recipe is always a HUGE HIT!

Because of all the sugar and extra carbs from the Texas Toast,
it's NOT a recipe you should eat every weekend.

BUT it makes a great breakfast for a special occasion
and Mother's Day is right around the corner.

Show the recipe to your hubby and children.
They can easily put this together for YOU!  
Or you can put it together the night before and
have them bake it in the morning
while you wait in bed!



Enjoy your day! 

26 comments :

  1. Looks so perfect for a special breakfast or brunch! Yum :)

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  2. Sounds yummy but I continue to prefer salted ones...with a slice of Fontina cheese and ham..then covered with grated parmesan and grilled...looks cholesterole-friendly but once you tasted it you can't do without it.

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  3. This would be so nice when we get guests that stay overnight. No one wants to get up in the morning and make breakfast. Thanks so much for the recipe Lois.

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  4. OH..MY...GOODNESS!! How I LOVE French toast to begin with, and this recipe just sounds wonderful. Your right, it is the perfect "special occasion" breakfast....Yum...I know I will eventually be making this one...Have a good day!

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  5. I have been looking forward to this recipe. I would love this! Hope you have a nice day.

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  6. This looks so good and perfect when company comes! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. The french toast looks so good! I am going to have to try that sometime :)

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  8. I am going to copy this and try it for sure.
    It does sounds like a great recipe for Mother's Day or when you have company.
    thanks for sharing
    Hugs

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  9. My goodness glory girl, it's almost lunch time here and now I've got a huge hankerin' for some French Toast!!!

    It's all your fault! Heeehehehe!

    It looks marvelous as well as your cheesy Beef Enchiladas!!! MMmmmmm!!!

    God bless ya sweetie and have yourself a fabulous week!!! :o)

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  10. Your French Toast Casserole sounds scrumptious! It would be perfect to make on Christmas morning! I'll definitely be printing it out.

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  11. This is a delicious and easy recipe. I've made a similar one (mine adds fresh blueberries) for Christmas morning for years. YUM!

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  12. YUMMYYUMMYYUMMY! Gee, breakfast is only in a few hours! I'll be trying this very soon! Thanks, Lois. Thank God for the General's job! I know you miss him. Rick has worked out of town for seven years. I am accustomed to it, but I miss him. Have a wonderful week!

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  13. Wow that does look amazing! I love all your recipes!!

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  14. I can't wait to try this recipe when my son comes home from Japan at the end of the month. We love French Toast here!

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  15. Holy Moly... I gotta bookmark this!!! I am a french Toast addict so I always search for good recipes that make the best french toast, I gotta try this and will surely have this for tomorrow.. looking at picture got me drollin already! wohooo! :D

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  16. Wow! Great idea for a holiday morning because it is so easy! Looking forward to trying this out! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday!

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  17. I keep wanting to try an over-night french toast recipe. This one looks easy and delicious, thank you!

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  18. This looks delicious! I love French toast. Thanks so much for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday.

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  19. I love French Toast and you are right, you HAVE to use Texas Toast! thanks for sharing on FFF.

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  20. I could never eat this! All that white bread is so bad for you! It is so hard for your body to digest this! No No NO!!!

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  21. Amy, I guess you didn't see that the recipe states it's for special breakfasts, not an every day breakfast or even once a week. I make this maybe once or twice a year.

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  22. G'day and YUM Lois! I could go for some of this right now!
    Cheers! Joanne
    http://whatsonthelist.net

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