Delicious Make Ahead French Toast Casserole Recipe

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Looking for a delicious and hassle-free breakfast? Try this mouthwatering overnight French Toast Casserole that can be prepped the night before and baked in the morning!

Impress your family and friends with this delicious breakfast casserole that can be made ahead of time. Learn the recipe and tips for the perfect breakfast dish that is great for busy mornings or your next brunch.

Maple French toast casserole in a white baking dish.

The warm, aromatic scent of maple, cinnamon, and vanilla wafts through the house as the casserole bakes, making it near impossible to resist.

Serve it with a drizzle of maple syrup and a dollop of whipped cream for an indulgent treat that will have everyone in the family licking their plates clean. With its simplicity and heartiness, this easy French toast casserole is a breakfast staple that will never get old.

What you’ll love about this recipe:


  • KID FRIENDLY – This French toast bake is definite hit for all of the children in our home! Yours will love it too!
  • QUICK & EASY – Prep ahead the night before and simply bake this recipe for an easy morning!
  • INEXPENSIVE – With only a handful of staple ingredients, this easy breakfast is super budget friendly!
pouring maple syrup over French toast casserole.

What You’ll Need

  • Brioche Loaf Bread: Sourdough bread would also work great here!
  • Whole Milk
  • Eggs
  • Pure Maple Syrup
  • Ground Cinnamon
  • Pure Vanilla Extract
  • Equipment: 9×13 baking dish, mixing bowl, whisk, measuring cups & spoons.

How to make baked French toast casserole

  1. Cut up the bread into 1-inch cubes and arrange in the casserole dish.
  2. Whisk together the remaining ingredients & pour the custard mixture over the bread cubes.
  3. Allow the casserole time to rest & soak in the fridge overnight (8-10 hours)
  4. Bake the next morning.
  5. Serve & enjoy!

Be sure to check out the full recipe and ingredient list below

Serving Suggestions

This breakfast casserole is completely versatile and can be paired with some of your favorite breakfast combinations.

We suggest topping with one of these options:

  • sprinkle of powdered sugar
  • maple syrup
  • fresh fruit or fresh berries — such as strawberries, blueberries, raspberries.
white casserole dish with slices of baked French toast.

Leftovers can be stored in the fridge for up to 3 days in an airtight container. Leftover Maple French toast casserole can be reheated the oven at 350F, covered until warmed through.

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FAQ (frequently asked questions)

How long does French toast casserole last in the fridge?

Leftovers can be stored in the fridge for up to 3 days, stored in an airtight storage container.

How can I reheat the casserole?

Leftover maple French toast casserole can be reheated in a microwave, but it is better to warm it slowly. The method that is most preferred is in the oven at 350F, covered until warmed through.

What kind of bread is best for a French toast casserole?

This recipe uses brioche, but you can substitute for a variety of breads. Try homemade sourdough bread, French bread, or challah bread.

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pouring maple syrup over French toast casserole.

Maple French Toast Casserole

Maple french toast casserole is the ultimate comfort food for breakfast. Made with thick slices of brioche bread soaked in a creamy maple, egg mixture and baked to golden perfection, this mouth-watering dish is a perfect option for those lazy weekend mornings with family, as you can make it the night before!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Resting Time (overnight in fridge) 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 45 minutes
Serving Size 8

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Cut up 12 slices of brioche bread into cubes and arrange evenly in a lightly greased 9×13 glass casserole dish. Should be about 12 cups.
  • n a medium bowl, whisk eggs, milk, maple syrup, ground cinnamon and pure vanilla and pour all over bread. Cover tightly with tinfoil and allow it to soak for at least 3 hours, but preferably overnight for 8-10 hours.
  • When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 425F, then bake covered for 30 minutes. Remove the foil and continue to bake until the top starts to get golden brown (about 5-10 minutes).
  • Serve warm with powdered sugar, more maple syrup or fresh fruit.

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