Baked French Toast Breakfast Casserole
Start the day with this comforting and tasty baked French toast breakfast casserole. This breakfast recipe is out of this world delicious and checks all of the sweet breakfast recipe boxes. Perfect for weekend brunch, this French toast casserole recipe will not last long.
About this recipe
The top of this baked French toast breakfast casserole is perfectly crispy, with a custard-like, soft center. Loaded with melted chocolate chips, cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla, this baked French toast breakfast casserole is something the entire family will love.
Serve this breakfast casserole warm from the oven with a drizzle of maple syrup. You can also dust this breakfast casserole with powdered sugar for that extra touch of sweetness. This French toast casserole recipe reminds me of bread pudding but instead we are enjoying it for breakfast. Add this French toast casserole recipe to your next weekend brunch menu and I can guarantee it will be gone.
For this recipe, you will want to use very stale Texas toast style bread. Let the bread sit out on the countertop overnight for optimal firmness. I like using Texas toast because it is already sliced 1-inch thick which is what you need to for this recipe.
One serving is about two pieces of the french toast casserole. You will get 10-12 slices in the loaf pan so plan to serve each person about two slices.
Cinnamon has a lot of heath benefits. Known to lower blood sugar levels and reduce inflammation in the body. Plus, it’s packed with healthful antioxidants. Nutmeg is great for our bodies as well. Known to aid digestion, strengthen cognitive function, and even improve our skin health.
Store any leftovers covered in the refrigerator. You can even keep it in loaf pan it was baked in. To reheat, add a spoonful to a microwave safe dish and reheat until the french toast casserole is heated through. So, pour a hot cup of coffee, cozy up in your favorite chair and enjoy a warm bowl of this amazing casserole.
Baked French Toast Casserole
- 10-12 slices bread, 1 inch thick stale slices
- 3 large eggs
- 1+¼ cup almond milk, or 2% milk
- 1 tablespoon vanilla flavor
- ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1.5 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
- ¼ cup chocolate chips
- 9×5-inch ceramic loaf pan
- mixing bowl
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
- Grab a 5-inch x 9-inch ceramic loaf pan and spray it with baking spray.
- Line the baking dish with your stale bread standing it upwards like a loaf of bread would look.
- ** The bread needs to be about 1 inch thick and very very stale. I let mine sit out overnight on a baking try to make sure it really dries out. This is the key to a delicious casserole. **
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the almond milk, eggs, vanilla extract, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, dark brown sugar and blend well. You really want to make sure that the spices mix into the liquids.
- Gently pour the liquid mixture over the bread, making sure to spoon some of the liquid in-between the slices. Once the liquid mixture has settled over and in-between the bread, the liquid should be about 1/3rd or halfway up the inside of the dish.
- Top with chocolate chips, cover with foil and bake for 35 – 40 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for an additional 5 minutes uncovered so the top gets brown and the chocolate chips melt into the dish!
- Serve with powdered sugar maple syrup or fresh banana slices.