Cinnamon Swirl French Toast Casserole


This warm, sweet cinnamon roll casserole is a great twist on French toast, kind of like a French toast casserole and custard mixed. We have it every Christmas morning. Serve with whipped cream and either blackberry or strawberry preserves.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
50 mins
Additional Time:
8 hrs
Total Time:
9 hrs 5 mins
1 casserole


  • 1 stick butter, or as needed

  • 1 (16 ounce) loaf cinnamon swirl bread (such as Pepperidge Farm®)

  • 1 ½ cups milk

  • ¼ cup white sugar

  • 4 eggs

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • teaspoon salt


  1. Butter 6 slices of cinnamon swirl bread; place butter-side down into a casserole dish. Butter 6 more slices of bread and place butter-side down on top of other slices.

  2. Mix milk, sugar, eggs, vanilla extract, and salt together in a bowl and pour over bread. Let sit for 8 hours to overnight.

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

  4. Place casserole dish inside a larger pan; pour water into the outside pan, making sure not to get water into the casserole.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until a knife inserted into the center comes out mostly clean, about 50 minutes.

Cook's Note:

You can use margarine instead of butter, if you prefer.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

368 Calories
20g Fat
37g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 368
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g 26%
Saturated Fat 10g 49%
Cholesterol 127mg 42%
Sodium 368mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 37g 13%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 17g
Protein 11g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 70mg 5%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 107mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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