French Toast Casserole

Prep Time: 15mins
Cook Time: 45-55 Minutes Ready In: 1 Hour -1 hr 10 Minutes
Servings: 6-8

We love this recipe! Double up the ingredients for a large family brunch or leftovers.
The variations are endless. Use any breads you have on hand, such as Raisin bread, wheat, whole grain, even waffles all cubed up! Put whatever fruits you like, blueberries, raspberries, apples etc...Our family favorite is Banana Chocolate Chip. You can also add in some pumpkin puree, nutmeg and cinnamon to the egg mixture to make a great Pumpkin French Toast. It can be completely assembled and wrapped with foil the night before to bake off in the am, or even cooked ahead and warmed up and served in the morning.


6 cups (packed down) bread cubes
6 eggs
2 1/2  cups milk
1/4 cup Cinnamon sugar (or equal parts cinnamon and sugar)
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon margarine, softened
1 cup chopped Walnuts or Pecans


 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly butter an 8x8 inch baking pan.

In a large bowl, beat together eggs, milk, 2 tablespoons sugar and vanilla. Add in all the cubed up bread, mix well to coat. Pour into prepared dish and dot with margarine; sprinkle with a little cinnamon sugar and let stand for 10-15 minutes.

 Combine remaining 2 tablespoons sugar with nuts and 1 teaspoon cinnamon and sprinkle over the top. Bake in preheated oven about 45 to 50 minutes, until top is golden

Serve warm with a little whipped cream or maple syrup on top.


  1. This looks amazing, I can't wait to try it out!

  2. Anonymous3/24/2012

    Have you tried making this ahead the night before ?

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  4. All the time! It's even better when it sits overnight. You can put it in th fridge uncooked or completely cooked and just slice it up the next morning and reheat each slice.

  5. Anonymous6/16/2012

    What kind of bread do you use?

  6. Anonymous7/12/2012

    I bought Texas toast. It works best if you let the bread sit out overnight to harden up a bit. Enjoy!

  7. Anonymous9/12/2012

    you can also use cinnamon or cinnamon/raisin bagels and break them up.

  8. Anonymous12/20/2012

    anyone make this with gluten free bread?

  9. I'm gonna try it with Pannetone.

  10. I love French toast casserole with Pannetone! Barefoot Contessa makes yummy one!

  11. What a disappointment....made it with high quality bread and followed the directions exactly. Rather bland taste, mushy and soggy consistency, When my husband said, "It's okay", I knew it wasn't the winner that everyone else seems to think it is. Won't be making this again any time soon. Sorry.

  12. vanessa h1/03/2016

    My entire family loved it! I used egg beaters and cinnamon bread from the bakery and followed the rest of the recipe. I will be making this again, very easy to put together!

    1. vanessa h1/03/2016

      Also used 9x11 pan