Overnight French Toast Casserole

Overnight French Toast Casserole is just what you need to make your life easier during a busy week. Flavored with a hint of almond, this delicious french toast casserole is perfect to serve for weekend brunch.
Pouring syrup on Overnight French Toast Casserole on a white plate
The holiday season is always the busiest time of the year no matter what you do, time just seem to disappear without reason or rhyme. This Overnight French Toast Casserole is just what you need to help you through the chaos of the holidays. It’s extremely easy to prepare, and it tastes amazing, no one will know it takes you just minutes to pull it together.
Spooning a piece of overnight french toast casserole out of the glass baking dish to serve

How to make Overnight French Toast Casserole

Grab a loaf of stale brioche, challah or country white bread to prepare your French toast. Cut the bread into 1” cubes and pack the bread cubes into a baking dish. If you have fresh bread, you can cut it up and leave the cubes out on the counter to stale through the day or overnight. You can always freeze your stale bread cubes and save them for another time, so don’t throw those extra bread slices away.
Cubed bread crumbs in glass baking dish for Overnight French Toast Casserole
Prepare the custard by whisking together half and half, eggs, sugar, salt and almond extract. If you want to change up the flavor of this Overnight French Toast Casserole, you can use other flavoring extracts and spices to your liking. Pour the extract over the bread cubes as evenly as you can. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
Pouring custard mixture over cubed bread in glass baking dish for overnight french toast casserole
The next morning when you are ready to make breakfast, sprinkle some sliced almond over the top and bake until set and golden brown.
Soaked bread cubes topped with slivered almonds for Overnight French Toast Casserole

Overnight French Toast Casserole in a glass baking dish fresh out of the oven and ready to serve

Overnight French Toast Toppings

French toast toppings are like icing on the cake. It’s the fun part to customize your French toast just the way you want.

  • If you like to keep it simple and classic, nothing is wrong with just a drizzle of maple syrup.
  • If you prefer your French toast like dessert, serve it with homemade whipped cream and fresh fruits.
  • Stone fruits go especially well with almond flavor because they belong in the same family, try this cherry compote served over your almond French toast casserole.
Overnight French Toast Casserole on a serving plate with syrup dripping down on top
If you need a helping hand to get through the chaos of the holidays or just a busy week at the office, this Overnight French Toast Casserole will make your weekend brunch a breeze. 

This recipe for Overnight French Toast Casserole is super easy to prepare, but here are answers to some questions to help you make this french toast casserole perfectly every time:

What is the best type of bread to use in french toast casserole?

A good quality, thick bread such as brioche, challah or country white bread is best to use in french toast casserole.

The bread should be slightly stale for best results. I typically cut it into cubes and spread out onto a baking sheet and leave on the counter overnight. If you have pets that might want to enjoy a midnight snack, you can put the tray in the oven for safe keeping.

TIP: Don't throw extra bread slices away. Freeze your stale bread in cubes and save for another time.

Can you make Overnight French Toast Casserole without prepping the night before?

This Overnight French Toast Casserole can actually be baked on the same day if you forgot to prepare it the night before. You will need to let the bread soak up the custard for at least 2 hours before baking.

How do you reheat leftover french toast casserole?

Reheating leftover french toast casserole is easy to do in the microwave or in the oven.

  • Microwave: Place individual slice on microwave safe plate and top with a little maple syrup. Cover lightly with a paper towel and microwave for about 45 seconds to a minute or until heated through to your liking.
  • Oven: Preheat oven to 350°F. Make sure casserole is in an oven safe dish and cover dish with foil. Bake in oven for about 30 minutes until heated through to your liking.

What cooking tools do I need to make Overnight French Toast Casserole?

Most home cooks will already have many of the tools needed to make this recipe, but for your convenience I've listed the tools I use when making Overnight French Toast Casserole. Just click on the item name and find the product I use on Amazon.

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French Toast Casserole
Breakfast
American
Yield: 4

Overnight French Toast Casserole

French toast has never been easier! Flavored with a hint of almond, this delicious OVERNIGHT FRENCH TOAST CASSEROLE is perfect to serve for weekend brunch.
prep time: 10 minscook time: 40 minstotal time: 50 mins

ingredients:


  • 12 oz day-old or stale challah bread - cubed
  • 1 1/3 cup half-and-half
  • 4 large eggs
  • 3 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoon sliced almond

instructions


  1. Add 1 1/3 cups half-and-half, 4 eggs, 3 Tbsp sugar, 1 tsp almond extract, and 1/4 tsp salt to a large measuring cup and whisk together until smooth.
  2. Add bread cubes to a 9”x9” baking dish. Pour the custard mixture all over the bread, cover and refrigerate overnight.
  3. Preheat oven to 350°F. Sprinkle 2 Tbsp sliced almond over the top and bake for 40 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the middle come out mostly dry.
  4. Allow to cool for 5 minutes before serving.
calories
528
fat (grams)
21.1
sat. fat (grams)
8.5
carbs (grams)
68.9
protein (grams)
17.8
sugar (grams)
16.2
Fiber
8.9
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