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Easy French Toast Casserole Recipe

How to make a deliciously easy French toast casserole, the best make ahead recipe that’s perfect for a crowd and makes a quick breakfast on busy mornings.
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Course: Breakfast and Brunch
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Chill Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 7 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 346kcal
Author: Mel Lockcuff





  • Cube the bread into small 1-inch cubes, and layer with the pecans in your baking dish.
  • Whisk together the eggs, milk, real maple syrup, vanilla extract, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  • Pour the egg mixture over the bread and pecans in the baking dish.
  • Cover and chill for a good 4 to 6 hours or overnight.
  • When you’re ready to bake the casserole, remove it from the fridge, and pre-heat the oven to 350°F.
  • Meanwhile, mix the sliced butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon together in a small mixing bowl.
  • Crumble or clump the topping over the entire casserole.
  • Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil, and bake at 350°F for about 25 to 30 minutes. Then uncover and bake it for an additional 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Once it’s thoroughly cooked through, remove it from the oven and let it cool for just a few minutes.
  • Then slice and serve with powdered sugar and maple syrup.



*20 ounces was about 22 slices of the butter bread I used.
**Be sure to use real maple syrup. Table syrup will likely change the recipe.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 346kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 138mg | Sodium: 506mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 17g
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