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Easy French Toast Casserole

Rated as 4.61 out of 5 Stars

"Delicious and decadent, simple spin on French toast. Got the idea from a bed and breakfast in the south. Add additional ingredients; we like blueberries and cream cheese, cinnamon apples, nuts, and dried fruit!"
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Ingredients

8 h 50 m servings 382 cals
Original recipe yields 8 servings (1 French toast casserole)

Directions

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  1. Grease a 9x12-inch baking dish. Watch Now
  2. Stir 1 cup brown sugar and butter together in a saucepan over medium-low heat until butter melts and sugar dissolves into butter, 2 to 4 minutes. Pour into prepared baking dish and spread a 1 1/2- to 2-inch layer of bread pieces over the top. Watch Now
  3. Beat milk, eggs, and vanilla extract together in a bowl; pour milk mixture over bread into the baking dish and move bread as necessary to ensure all bread is absorbing liquid. Sprinkle cinnamon over the top. Cover the dish with plastic wrap and refrigerate, 8 hours to overnight. Watch Now
  4. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Remove and discard plastic wrap from baking dish and sprinkle remaining brown sugar over the top of the bread mixture. Watch Now
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until browned and bubbling, about 30 minutes. Watch Now

Footnotes

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  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 382 calories; 17 g fat; 48.1 g carbohydrates; 10.2 g protein; 175 mg cholesterol; 352 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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This dish is amazing!! Everyone was full but couldn't stop eating it! The bonus is you can make it the day before and pop it in the oven just before serving. I used a sliced Italian crusty bread...

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This was ok. The flavor was great but the overall sogginess needs to be addressed. Only the top was crisp and firm, the innards were complete mush. I even dropped the temp to 350 and cooked f...

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This dish is amazing!! Everyone was full but couldn't stop eating it! The bonus is you can make it the day before and pop it in the oven just before serving. I used a sliced Italian crusty bread...

This was very easy to make and surprisingly delicious! I forgot to assemble the night before, so I made it in the morning and let it sit for about 90 min, checking every 15-20 min and pressing t...

Recipe Group Selection: 28, February 2015 ~ Loved it! Of all the French toast casseroles I've made, this one has been our favorite. I made a half recipe and put it in a 7" x 11" pan. Be sure...

This was excellent but the temperature of the oven worried me. All other recipes for overnight French toast call for 30 to 45 minutes at 350 degrees. Since 450 seemed very high, I baked at 450...

the caramel sauce is really the best part of this recipe. I always hate when french toast casserole is dry, so instead of preparing it in the pan I make it an put it in a bowl or a tupperware a...

This was ok. The flavor was great but the overall sogginess needs to be addressed. Only the top was crisp and firm, the innards were complete mush. I even dropped the temp to 350 and cooked f...

Just tried it and didn't have a lot of time. Mixed everything the night before and put it in the oven in the morning while getting ready for work. My friends at work LOVED it so much I had to s...

Recipe Group selection 28 Feb 15-- Only two of us would be eating this so I halved the recipe and used an 8 x 8 glass dish. Definitely grease your baking dish!! I prepared this the night before...

I made this for Easter breakfast and it was perfect!! I followed the recipe exactly, without adding anything extra, and it was delicious as is (no syrup needed). Only difference was I think my...