11 Baked French Toast Casseroles That Make Brunch Easy
If you're like most of us, you cherish sleeping in on Saturdays and waking up just in time to roll out of bed and do nothing. With these make ahead casseroles, you can do just that and have delicious baked French toast in no time. Simply do the prep work the night before and pop them in the oven in the morning. It's also a great way to use leftover bread. Read on to discover 11 of our most tempting French toast casserole recipes.
French Toast Casserole
Learn how to make this basic, casserole take on classic French toast. “Really good! I made everything the night before so all I had to do was assemble and bake the next morning. Would make a great ‘company’ recipe by doubling up and baking in a 9 x 13 pan. A lot less time than standing at the stove making pan after pan of traditional French toast,” says reviewer BABSKITCHEN.
Easy Baked Banana French Toast
Recipe creator Cutie says, "Save time without the hassle of dipping individual pieces and frying on the stove top. Any kind of sandwich bread will work, and you can add any fruit or cream cheese. I used bananas because it's what I had on hand." This is a versatile French bread bake that allows you to pick and choose what fruit you add.
Baked French Toast
Recipe creator ANTLALA says, "I got this recipe from my sister in law. She and my brother had it at their gift opening after the wedding. I make it any time we have people staying with us, and it is always a hit. You may sprinkle the top with pecans if you wish." Garnish this casserole with fresh fruit and powdered sugar for a restaurant-worthy French toast bake.
Apple Raisin French Toast Strata
This strata is the ultimate fall comfort food: cinnamon raisin bread topped with apples and maple syrup. "A simple but elegant way to make breakfast fast. Put together the night before, and bake while you're in the shower. Serve with lots of extra maple syrup! You may also add extra raisins if you wish," says recipe creator TerrieS.
Pumpkin French Toast Bake
Indulge in this pumpkin treat on cool fall mornings. "This was a really great addition to a brunch menu. It was perfectly spiced and not too sweet, but just sweet enough to not need syrup. The crumb topping is an extra special touch. I found I liked it best with just a dollop of fresh whipped cream to complement the spicy pumpkin flavor," says reviewer CC<3's2bake.
Strawberry Cream Cheese French Toast
This French toast casserole has a warm homemade strawberry sauce drizzled over top for a dessert in disguise as breakfast. "This is soooooo easy to make, and its presentation is impressive. It was a treat for sure, and I wouldn't hesitate to serve this to company," says reviewer lutzflcat.
Overnight Blueberry French Toast
This unique French toast is made with fresh blueberries and cream cheese, and soaked in a rich, blueberry sauce. Reviewer Laura K. says, "This was great and very easy. I made it for company today and it got rave reviews—even the super picky 7-year-old said it was the best breakfast he had ever eaten!"
Baked Caramel-Apple French Toast
"I made this recipe once for a work potluck breakfast, since I could make it the night before and just bake it while getting ready in the morning. Well, once was all it took and I have not been able to make anything else for all potlucks after that. This is so delicious for a group breakfast or brunch," says reviewer Tracey Banks Ivan. Save any leftover caramel sauce to serve over ice cream later — you're welcome.
Best Oven Baked French Toast
"Oh my goodness! This is like eating dessert for breakfast! My family LOVED it! Actually, I made it for dinner, with some bacon and scrambled eggs. It tasted a lot like eating a cinnamon roll," says reviewer olivia made it. Watch the video to learn how to make this baked French toast with cinnamon and brown sugar that only requires 10 minutes of prep work.
Overnight Eggnog French Toast
This easy French toast will be your new holiday tradition! Recipe creator Tillie’sHeadCook says, “Whipped cream and sliced fruit like strawberries and bananas are great on top! Instead of eggnog, you can use whole milk and add a 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg, and a tablespoon of vanilla."
Pear and Almond French Toast Casserole
This elegant twist on French toast casserole is made with pears, sourdough bread, and almonds. Recipe creator abfabmom calls it "an easy, layered dish that refrigerates overnight so you have more time to spend with your guests in the morning! This recipe makes a lot, so it's great for a crowd."