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French Toast Casserole

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French Toast Casserole is a simple overnight breakfast casserole that comes with it’s own gooey caramel sauce.  Simple to make and easier to eat!


French Toast Casserole - Main image for recipe


As a lover of all things french toast, this French Toast Casserole is a huge hit for my taste buds.

When I have to decide between pancakes, french toast or waffles, I pick french toast every time.

I’m a huge lover of all things carbs and love the cinnamon sugar flavor mixed in with my favorite thick sliced bread.



The biggest debate in our house isn’t over french toast, pancakes or waffles.

It’s over what kind of syrup you like with it.  Do you like real maple syrup or fake corn syrup substitute.

My husband and two kids are hard core real maple syrup fans.

I though, {gasp} am addicted to the fake stuff.

The real stuff is too thin for me and absorb into my bread far too quickly.

The fake stuff stays thick and is perfect for slathering onto my french toast.

However, that debate will never be an issue with this French Toast Casserole because you wont need syrup.



The french toast bakes in an egg and caramel like mixture that it’s sweet enough as it is and comes with it’s own gooey topping.

I will say though, that the one thing we can all agree on is that strawberries are a must for this French Toast Casserole.

Strawberries are great on all breakfast items but especially great on this French Toast Casserole.

They add a freshness and a hint of tartness to this sweet dish that will make your mouth smile and ask for another bite!


French Toast Casserole - french toast on platter with strawberries and powdered sugar


What I love about breakfast casseroles the most is that they can be used for just about any occasion.

Breakfast, brunch, dinner, dessert, baby shower or even get together with friends.

Everyone loves a quick breakfast casserole that isn’t hard or complicated to put together and as with all things, it must also taste great when it’s done!

This French Toast Casserole meets all those requirements and has become a favorite of ours.


French Toast Casserole - with strawberries and powdered sugar side view


Whip this up for your next gathering or even for Easter Brunch.  It’s easy, delicious and kid approved!


Yield: 8 Servings

French Toast Casserole

French Toast Casserole - french toast on platter with strawberries and powdered sugar
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Inactive Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 50 minutes


  • 1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 12 slices thick sliced bread (Texas Toast Style Bread)
  • 6 Eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup milk (high fat is better)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Strawberries
  • Powdered sugar


Preheat oven to 350*F
Line a 9x13 casserole dish with non stick foil, covering bottom & sides of pan.
Melt butter in microwave and add brown sugar & cinnamon. Mix well and pour onto bottom of casserole dish. Spread around.
Top mixture with two layers of thick sliced bread.
In empty butter bowl mix eggs, milk and salt. Pour over bread slices, making sure to soak all of bread.
Cover and chill overnight.
The next morning, uncover and bake for 40 minutes.
Remove from oven.
With a spatula, cut each slice of bread into thirds. Flip entire pan over onto a casserole dish and set pan aside. Peal away foil to reveal your yummy french toast.
Top with strawberries & powdered sugar and serve immediately.


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Diane Ryan Bono

Thursday 20th of July 2017

Looks good. I think maybe you should move the direction to preheat the oven..... I am enjoying your website. Thank you!!


Thursday 21st of March 2019

Diane, thank you for using my recipe! I appreciate your comment and I am glad you enjoy Nums the Word! I hope you find more recipes on their! Thanks!

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