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Overnight French Toast Breakfast Casserole Recipe

Overnight French Toast Breakfast Casserole Recipe from Walking on Sunshine Recipes

Who doesn't love French Toast? 
It's really a favorite breakfast recipe for me and my family.  A few years ago I made an overnight French toast casserole and shared it on my little blog and it quickly became the number one recipe on the blog but the photos were so-so.  I've made the recipe a few times, for special holidays, and it's always come out delicious except sometimes the center of the casserole would be under cooked.  I tried cooking it longer but then the edges would be overcooked.  This weekend I came up with a solution that takes this breakfast casserole to another level of yumminess!  

I cut the bread up into cubes!  That's right, cubes!  And what a difference it made.  My husband and son loved the recipe and I really can't wait to make it again!  This is not a recipe you want to eat every weekend though.  It's for special occasions and it doesn't get any more special than Christmas! I will be making this again for our Christmas Morning Brunch.  

The best part about this recipe is you prepare everything the night before and it only takes maybe 10 minutes to put together! The next morning, take the casserole out of the refrigerator and into the oven for 30 minutes or until the center is set and breakfast is ready!  

French Toast Breakfast Casserole ready to go into the oven.  You can see all the liquid from the eggs has been absorbed from the Texas Toast.
Overnight French Toast Breakfast Casserole before baking from Walking on Sunshine Recipes.

These are my favorite casserole dishes to use.  

My favorite casserole dishes available on Amazon.
But maybe for Christmas we all might want to use prettier casserole dishes. 
Pioneer Woman Casserole Dishes.
And why not set the table pretty this year with Christmas plates from Pioneer Woman.  
Pioneer Woman Christmas Dishes.

Bake for 30 minutes and then sprinkle with powdered sugar before serving.
French Toast Breakfast Casserole baked and sprinkled with powdered sugar from Walking on Sunshine Recipes

Don't forget the syrup!
Don't forget to add syrup to your Overnight French Toast Breakfast Casserole Recipe from Walking on Sunshine Recipes

One important note.  You want to use Texas Toast, not regular sliced sandwich bread.  You can find Texas Toast in the bread aisle of your grocery store.  If you can't, I would suggest substituting a loaf of French bread or even brioche bread; cubed.  

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Overnight French Toast Breakfast Casserole

The perfect breakfast for special occasions...especially holidays! This decadent French Toast Casserole is made the night before and baked in the morning!


  • 1/2 cup butter; melted
  • 12 slices Texas Toast; cubed
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans; optional
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups mlk
  • Texas Toast is thick sliced bread that can be found in your grocery store's bread aisle. You do not want to use regular slice bread; it is too thin. If you can't find Texas Toast, you can substitute French bread or brioche bread cubed.


  1. In a medium sized bowl, mix together the brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and chopped pecans.
  2. In another bowl, combine the eggs, milk and vanilla together.
  3. Melt the butter and pour into the bottom of a 9X12 casserole dish.
  4. Place the cubed bread in the casserole dish on top of the melted butter.
  5. Pour the egg mixture over the bread cubes making sure all are evenly covered.
  6. Sprinkle the brown sugar mixture on top.
  7. Cover with plastic wrap or aluminum foil and refrigerate overnight.
  8. The next morning, remove the casserole dish from the refrigerator and bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 30 minutes or until the bread is browned and the egg mixture has set.
  9. Serve with warm syrup.
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Overnight French Toast Breakfast Casserole Recipe from Walking on Sunshine Recipes

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