This is a breakfast casserole that you can prepare the night before and bake in the morning. It has a wonderful flavor, and is sure to become a family favorite.


Recipe Summary

15 mins
45 mins
8 hrs
9 hrs
10 slices


Original recipe yields 5 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Pour melted butter into an 11x15-inch baking dish. Sprinkle brown sugar and cinnamon over the butter and top with bread slices, making sure slices are placed close together.

  • Mix milk, eggs, and vanilla extract in a bowl until thoroughly combined; pour over bread in the baking dish. Cover with aluminum foil and refrigerate, 8 hours to overnight.

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Place the covered casserole in the preheated oven and bake for 30 minutes. Uncover, and bake until puffed and lightly golden, about 15 minutes more.

Cook's Note:

Half-and-half may be substituted for milk, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

1077 calories; protein 23.3g 47% DV; carbohydrates 143.6g 46% DV; fat 47.4g 73% DV; cholesterol 367.3mg 122% DV; sodium 1015.1mg 41% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
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Rating: 5 stars
It was a hit. 4 people ate 3/4 of the pan. I added crumbled bacon on top and cut back on the brown sugar to 1/2 cup. Super easy and great results. It’s a keeper! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This recipe was amazing! I made it for Thanksgiving and Christmas morning! Read More
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I loved the recipe it worked and it was so delicious Read More
Rating: 5 stars
**Disclaimer: I cut WAY back on the brown sugar. It calls for 2 cups of brown sugar which seemed like a lot for our taste, because we like to top with maple syrup. So for that reason, I only used a 1/2 cup of brown sugar. And for the 2 cups of milk, I did one cup milk, one cup half and half for a richer consistency and taste. It was delicious!! Next time I may cut my bread a bit thinner (maybe an inch and a half instead of 2 inches thick). And since all the yummy carmelized butter and sugar was on one side, I might try putting some of that mixture over the top too. But will definitely make this one again. Thanks for the recipe Tina! Read More