Overnight French Toast Breakfast Casserole

One of the things my husband and I love is having people over to our home! Overnight French Toast Breakfast Casserole is one of our favorite breakfasts to make when we have overnight guests. I love being able to prepare this casserole the night before and then pop it in the oven quickly in the morning. I first made this recipe years ago with and the ingredients required a ridiculous amount of butter and cream; the recipe made my stomach turn as I prepared it. Luckily the group of men my husband had coming for breakfast loved it, but I declared that in good conscience I could never make that recipe again. So, I played around with the ingredients and came up with our NEW favorite ‘a little lighter’ version of Overnight French Toast Breakfast Casserole. 

Whether it’s for your child’s sleepover breakfast, a brunch, for overnight guests, or even just for your family this is sure to be a recipe that we be REQUESTED again and again! And did I mention how much faster it is than make individual sliced french toast!?! Perfect for a busy mom who loves to please the bellies around her table! ;) 

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Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup Country Crock Margarine
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 stale french bread loafs (or 1 loaf of regular bread), cut into 1″ thick pieces
  • 8 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 TBS vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 3/4 chopped pecans

Directions:

1. Combine butter and brown sugar and pour it in the bottom of a 9×13 baking dish.

2. Layer the bread on top, overlapping if necessary.

3. Mix the eggs, milk, vanilla, and cinnamon and pour over the bread.

4. Sprinkle nuts on top.

5. Cover the baking dish and chill overnight.

6. In the morning, preheat oven to 350 degrees.

7. Bake the casserole for 30 minutes or until bubbly and brown.

8. Let stand for 5-10 minutes.

9. Serve with maple sugar or favorite syrup {if you’d like – I thought it was great as is, but my hubs and kids liked the extra syrup}. Enjoy!

Overnight French Toast Casserole

French Toast Breakfast Casserole

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PG
Mackenzie is a follower of Jesus, wife, mama of two toddler boys, teacher at heart, and coffee lover. She was a lower school elementary teacher for over 6 years, with a master's degree in Reading, and is a certificated Reading Specialist. She currently works part-time at a private school allowing her more time at home with her little guys.

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Comments

  1. This looks delicious and we have company coming in few weeks, pinning to make when they are here!

  2. oh this is definitely a MUST make! YUMMO! :)

  3. I have never made a casserole before, but this might just be the first one! It looks so good:)

  4. I’d like to get the recipe but don’t know how to get past the Staples ad right in the middle of the ingredients blocking the instructions!!!

  5. I have is in the frig ready to go for mother’s day. Can’t wait to taste it!! Do you bake this covered or uncovered?

  6. I am so in love with overnight french toast! This sounds fab!

  7. I’ve never made one of these, and I need to! Thanks for the idea!

  8. I love French toast and this looks delicious! I’ll have to give it a try!

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