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Quick and Easy Brioche French Toast Casserole Recipe

This quick and easy Brioche French Toast Casserole Recipe makes a perfect breakfast for weekend mornings, Mother’s Day and Christmas morning breakfast. Serve this easy breakfast with fresh fruit for a satisfying breakfast that the whole family will love.


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We love this easy french toast bake for Sunday mornings and special occasions.

For this easy breakfast casserole, buttery brioche bread is simply cut into 1-inch cubes, then an egg mixture is poured on top of the bread cubes in baking dish and cooked to golden perfection.

Why you’ll love this easy french toast casserole

What I love best about this casserole is that it takes just a few minutes to make and I can enjoy time with my family while it bakes in the oven.

  • the next best part….other than the pure deliciousness is that it is so quick and easy to make (5 minute prep) and ideal for a weekend brunch!
  • this french toast casserole uses simple ingredients that are easily adaptable to the type of bread that you have on hand.
  • make it an overnight French toast casserole by allowing it to sit in the fridge overnight and baking the following morning.
  • crowd-pleasing – if you have a large group to feed for a holiday morning, this is a hearty breakfast is an ideal recipe to double or triple for a crowd.
Serving of French toast casserole on white plate with maple syrup and a fork.

What to serve with French Toast Casserole

A savory dish is sure to compliment this delicious breakfast. You might enjoy some of these:

Maple Candied Bacon

Mini Bacon Cheese Phyllo Quiches

Or additional sweet sides to compliment for a breakfast buffet:

Lemon Blueberry Scones

Cranberry Orange Scones

Lemon Blueberry Muffins with Glaze

Brioche french toast casserole on a white plate with a fork.

Ingredients & Substitutions

This great recipe uses simple ingredients that you can easily find in your local grocery store.

Labelled ingredients for brioche french toat casserole.
  • Brioche bread – provides the perfect texture and buttery flavor. You could also substitute French bread. In a pinch you could use any day-old bread cut into bread cubes.
  • Eggs – use large eggs and let them sit at room temperature for a half hour before starting the recipe.
  • Milk – you can use whole milk, 2% or 1% milk in this recipe
  • Heavy Cream – the heavy cream mixed with the milk creates a delicious rich custard.
  • Brown Sugar – in a pinch you could substitute white granulated sugar.
  • Vanilla extract – pure vanilla extract is best for this french toast casserole or you could use artificial if that is what you have on hand.
  • Ground Cinnamon
  • Powdered sugar – sprinkling each serving with a little powdered sugar is optional and gives a nice touch to each serving for special occasions.
  • Mixed fresh berries – optional and highly recommended are delicious fresh berries. Strawberries, raspberries bluberries and blackberries are all great choices, or a mixture of all of them!

How do I make this an overnight French toast casserole?

Prepare the recipe up to Step 4 and then cover the baking dish with foil. Refrigerate overnight. Allow the chilled casserole to come to room temperature the next morning as you preheat the oven.

Bake, covered with foil in 350°F oven for 45 minutes, then remove the foil and bake for an additional 20 to 25 minutes.

How to make this baked french toast casserole – step by step instructions

You can find the full printable recipe card at the bottom of this page. I’ve included step by step photos below for this french toast recipe to guide you as your making the recipe.

Bread cubes in baking dish.

Step 1 – Preheat oven to 350•F. Grease a 9×13-inch casserole dish lightly with butter or spray with non-stick cooking spray.

Step 2 – Place brioche bread cubes into prepared baking dish and spread out evenly.

Eggs with wire whisk in large glass measuring cup.

Step 3 – In a large mixing bowl, whisk eggs.  Add milk, heavy cream, brown sugar, vanilla, cinnamon and salt. Stir until well combined.

Egg mixture is poured over bread cubes in baking dish.

Step 4 – Pour egg mixture over bread cubes in casserole dish.

Step 5 – Bake in 350°F for 40 minutes.

Brioche french toast casserole on a white plate with fresh fruit.

Use a sieve, or sprinkle by hand with powdered sugar. Serve with fresh fruit and optional maple syrup and enjoy!

How long does French Toast Casserole last in the fridge?

French Toast Casserole can be refrigerated for up to three days. Allow the casserole to cool, then cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate

To reheat, microwave individual servings 30 seconds at a time until heated through.

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Brioche french toast casserole on a white plate with fresh fruit.

Quick and Easy Brioche French Toast Casserole Recipe


  • Author: Sandra Flegg
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings

Description

This quick and easy Brioche French Toast Casserole Recipe makes a perfect breakfast for weekend mornings, Mother’s Day and Christmas morning breakfast. Serve this easy breakfast with fresh fruit for a satisfying breakfast that the whole family will love. 


Ingredients

1 brioche loaf cut into 1-inch cubes

6 large eggs

1 cup milk

1 cup heavy cream

1/2 cup brown sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 Tablespoons powdered sugar (for serving)

2 cups fresh mixed berries (optional for serving)


Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350•F. Grease a 9×13-inch casserole dish lightly with butter or spray with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Place brioche bread cubes into prepared baking dish and spread out evenly.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, whisk eggs.  Add milk, heavy cream, brown sugar, vanilla, cinnamon and salt. Stir until well combined.
  4. Pour over bread cubes.  
  5. Bake in 350°F oven for 40 minutes.

Notes

To make this an overnight French toast casserole:

Prepare the recipe up to Step 4 and then cover the baking dish with foil. Refrigerate overnight. Allow the chilled casserole to come to room temperature as you preheat the oven. 

Bake, covered with foil in 350°F oven for 45 minutes, then remove the foil and bake for an additional 20 to 25 minutes. 

Storage & Reheating Instructions:

French Toast Casserole can be refrigerated for up to three days. Allow the casserole to cool, then cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate

To reheat, microwave individual servings 30 seconds at a time until heated through. 

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Oven Baked
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 helping
  • Calories: 267
  • Sugar: 18.2 g
  • Sodium: 320.4 mg
  • Fat: 10.2 g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.9 g
  • Trans Fat: 0.2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 34.2 g
  • Fiber: 1.1 g
  • Protein: 9.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 157.1 mg

Keywords: Brioche French Toast Casserole, Overnight French Toast Casserole

One Comment

  1. OMG have always wanted to try this French toast casserole recipe and it did not disappoint!! IT is so good and easy to make perfect to feed a large gathering for brunch or breakfast. Such a great idea as once it was done we could all help ourselves and sit back enjoy the food and company. Will be making more breakfast casseroles for sure!

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