Making French toast is undoubtedly one of the best weekend breakfast ideas, but making French toast casserole is perfect for busy mornings when you want something delicious but don’t have time to cook. In almost no time, you can level up your breakfast table with this decadent dessert.
This French toast casserole can be made ahead of time and then just popped in the oven when you’re ready to eat. There is nothing like waking up to the smell of a home-cooked breakfast or filling your kids up with some tasty treats before they head back out into the world.
All you need is a few staple ingredients and an oven. Try this easy recipe today and see what all the hype is about!
Some Important Points to Consider Before You Start
- Each loaf of St. Pierre brioche bread has 14 slices per pack. Please buy two loaves as we need 18 slices to make 3 rows of six slices each on a 13 by 9-inch baking dish. If you use any other brand, just make sure to trim the bread slices if necessary, so they fit the size of the baking dish.
- I used brioche bread as it has an enriched taste and a soft, fluffy yet tender texture. Along with eggs, this bread also contains butter or milk that imparts a light sweetness to your dish. If you prefer to use non-dairy bread, challah is the best alternative as it tastes almost similar to brioche. Just make sure it is made with oil rather than butter, as both kinds are available.
- You can serve this French toast casserole with fresh fruit, chocolate sauce, peanut butter, or Nutella. Or you can take the liberty of adding maple syrup over the top and enjoy it with your coffee.
- Before baking, you can also add vanilla extract/vanilla bean paste and any other favorite flavors you like such as fresh fruit preserves or jelly. You can also top it with a handful of blueberries or dollops of cream cheese over all 6 slices.
- Sliced nuts like almonds give a great crunch. You can top your casserole with other nuts like pistachios, hazelnuts, or cashews, but people with almond allergies may need to avoid other tree nuts too. In that case, you may sprinkle hemp seeds, pumpkin seeds, or sunflower seeds.
Wrapping It Up
French toast casserole will taste delicious warm or at room temperature, but it’s best when served hot out of the oven. Once tried, this French toast casserole will be your favorite breakfast ever.Print