Cinnamon Swirl French Toast Casserole


This warm, sweet cinnamon bread casserole is a great twist on French toast with custard. 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, softened, or as needed

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

  • 1 ½ cups milk

  • 4 large eggs

  • ¼ cup white sugar

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ¼ teaspoon salt


  1. Butter 6 slices cinnamon swirl bread, then place them butter-side down into a casserole dish. Butter 6 more bread slices and place them butter-side down on the other slices.

  2. Mix together milk, eggs, sugar, vanilla, and salt in a bowl until smooth and pour over bread in the casserole dish. Cover and place in the refrigerator for 8 hours to overnight.

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

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

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


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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