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!
You definitely want to try to use a thick-sliced bread for this recipe. I've used Texas Toast which can be found in the bread aisle. However, a lot of times my grocery store doesn't have Texas Toast; which happened the last time I wanted to make this recipe.
I went to the bakery department and purchased a loaf of challah bread. Oh my word, it was so delicious! You really need to make this Overnight French Toast Breakfast Casserole using challah bread too!
Let's Get Started!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.
These are my favorite casserole dishes to use.
But maybe for Christmas we all might want to use prettier casserole dishes.
And why not set the table pretty this year with Christmas plates from Pioneer Woman.
Bake for 30 minutes and then sprinkle with powdered sugar before serving.
Don't forget the syrup!
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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