French Toast Bake | The Best Overnight Breakfast Casserole Recipe
French Toast Bake is an easy Overnight Breakfast Casserole that is made to feed a crowd. Forget the griddle. Enjoy this family favorite recipe fresh out of the oven.
Keyword breakfast casserole, french toast casserole, kid friendly
Prep Time 30minutes
Cook Time 30minutes
Author Trish Sutton
1stickunsalted butter, divided
3/4cupbrown sugar, divided
2teaspoonsground cinnamon, divided
Begin by melting 1/4 cup butter in a microwave safe dish then pour the butter into the bottom of your overnight breakfast casserole baking pan. Use a basting or pastry brush to brush butter onto the sides of the baking pan then sprinkle 1/2 cup of brown sugar and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon over the melted butter.
Next, cut all 12 slices of bread into bite size pieces. Layer the cut up bread evenly in the pan then prepare the wet ingredients by whisking together the eggs, milk and vanilla until they are well combined. If desired, add salt to mixture before pouring the liquid over the bread, cover the french toast bake with plastic wrap and place it in the refrigerator over night.
Allow yourself 40 minutes to finish making your French Toast Bake when you plan to enjoy it. Preheat the oven to 350* degrees. In a small mixing bowl mash the remaining 1/4 cup of butter together with the remaining 1/4 cup of brown sugar and 3 tablespoons of white sugar. Drop dollops of the gritty butter mixture over the top of the breakfast casserole then bake your breakfast casserole in a 350* degree oven for 30 minutes or until the top is golden brown.
Remove the pan from the oven and allow the French Toast Bake to rest for 3-4 minutes before cutting into serving size squares and serving. If desired, top your warm breakfast casserole with maple syrup and enjoy!