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Easiest Overnight French Toast Casserole

Congratulations – you’ve found the Easiest Overnight French Toast Casserole! So delicious, it tastes like a dream. Go ahead and sleep in, because it’s completely prepped the night before. So your morning can be truly dreamy.

overnight french toast casserole
Easy overnight French Toast Casserole

Overnight French Toast Casserole

THE Easiest Overnight French Toast Casserole Recipe and this recipe for How to Make Cold Brew Coffee both came trotting into my life recently and…boom.

Game. Changed. 

We’ve got both the Eats and the Bevs covered with this magnificent duo. Morning routine perfection pretty much guaranteed.

Since I already  have a fierce arsenal of glorious french toast casseroles, I wasn’t looking for any new breakthrough.I might have even willfully defied trying a new french toast recipe.

But then my friend brought over this amazing Overnight French Toast Casserole for a brunch party. Everyone who bit was instantly smitten (raising my hand.) Of course I absolutely needed the recipe so I could eat this deliciousness whenever I wanted. I adapted the original recipe to make it ridiculously easy, because easy is how I roll when it comes to breakfast.

overnight french toast casserole
French toast casserole can be assembled the night before

Make-ahead french toast = extra sleep

I am not a morning person. Those six words basically sum me up for the first 2 hours I’m awake. I was born a night owl, to my parents’ chagrin, and prefer my mornings to be as seamless as possible. My family knows I’ll probably never wake up at 4am to bake fresh bread.

That’s why make-ahead breakfasts are my absolute best friend, especially on weekend mornings when the rest of the family wakes up hungry and ready to eat.

If you’re anything like me, you immediately embrace all things that contribute to you nabbing some extra zzz’s in the morning. This overnight French toast does just that. Assemble all ingredients in the pan the night before, cover and chill, and bake in the morning while you get ready for the day. If your oven has a preset option, you can set it to preheat the night before so there’s minimal wait time.

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Top French Toast with fresh fruit, maple syrup, or powdered sugar

Favorite French Toast Flavors

When you’re craving some flavor variation, try one of these other French toast favorites. Almost all of them are make-ahead recipes.

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Your family will love this fluffy baked French toast

Try our reader-favorite texas french toast, too:


Easiest Overnight French Toast Casserole

4.91 from 11 ratings
Congratulations - you've found the Easiest Overnight French Toast Casserole! So delicious, it tastes like a dream. Go ahead and sleep in, because this French Toast Casserole is completely prepped the night before. So your morning can be truly dreamy.
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 45 mins
Total Time: 55 mins
Servings: 12 servings


  • 8 cups cubed French bread, from a thick, crusty loaf
  • 7 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 ¼ cups whole milk
  • 1 cup half & half cream
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp almond extract
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ cup salted butter, melted
  • 1 ⅓ cup brown sugar, packed
  • 3 TB pure maple syrup
  • Optional Cinnamon Sugar Topping: 1/4 cup sugar, whisked with 1 tsp cinnamon (really yummy!) Serve with pure maple syrup and fresh berries.


  • Butter a 9x13 baking dish; arrange bread cubes evenly in the dish. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, add all remaining ingredients (except optional topping.) Beat until fully incorporated and no clumps of brown sugar remain. Evenly and slowly pour liquid mixture over the bread cubes, gently tossing to ensure that all bread is coated with egg mixture. Bread cubes should be mostly soaked. Cover with foil and chill overnight.
  • Remove casserole from fridge, uncover, and let it rest at room temp while you preheat oven to 350F (rack on lower middle position.) Sprinkle top with Cinnamon Sugar Topping, if using.
  • Bake uncovered for 45-55 minutes, or until French toast is quite pufffy and golden brown. Let casserole rest at least 5 min before cutting and serving. Serve with pure maple syrup and fresh berries, if desired.


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Serving: 1g | Calories: 231kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 119mg | Sodium: 114mg | Potassium: 123mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 417IU | Vitamin C: 0.01mg | Calcium: 77mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Diet: Vegetarian
Method: Bake

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    • Befitting Style

    I can’t get over your posts because of how resorceful your recipes are. Really great that there’s a printable version.

      • chewoutloud

      So happy that these recipes can be helpful 🙂

    • bonjourzoe
    • 5 stars

    The french toast casserole looks heavenly! And I never knew cold brew was so easy to make. Why have I been spending so much money on Starbucks cold brew?! Defs gonna try to make it at home now! Thank you so much for sharing x

      • chewoutloud

      I know, right? It’s SO easy to make cold brew 🙂

    • chewoutloud

    Promise you won’t burn this one, Ana 🙂 😉

    • Ana Ojha

    Your French Toast looks divine and pictures make me hungry! Thanks for sharing all the little secrets of this recipe! Though from my previous experiences, I’ve always burnt my French Toast…lol!

    • MomTraNeur

    I kinda sorta make my own french toast, not as tasty probably, and looking at your photos here, I guess I’ll be cooking myself this from now on. Hopefully I find some berries too. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

      • chewoutloud

      It’s way easy to do it casserole style. 🙂 🙂

    • Frank

    This really easy and yet it look so delicious that i want to try it right now xp, great post and thank you for sharing :))

      • chewoutloud

      So happy you like it, Frank!

    • Amila Wickramarachchi

    This looks super delicious.And I am glad that you shared all the recipe secrets including brewing coffee over night.

      • chewoutloud

      Glad you like the overnight coffee brewing – makes mornings SO easy! 🙂

    • Stargazer Writes

    Okay, this really looks easy. I’d like to try it but I think I’ll skip the cinnamon topping.

      • chewoutloud

      Feel free to make it yours 🙂

    • toastycritic

    Ok I am going to save this and I am going to do this. This just looks too delicious not to try at least once. That’s so great you can do it and let it sit overnight. I imagine the flavors become that much more infused. Awesome.

      • chewoutloud

      So glad you’re saving and making this. Hope you love it!!

    • Britney

    totally need to test this one out!! I like your style you seem like my kind of person lol

      • chewoutloud

      Haha, long lost foodie sisters 😉

    • MrsX Lifestyle

    Mouth watering yumminess. I can’t wait to try it out. I love the fruit toppings even more.

      • chewoutloud

      I love all the berries, too!

    • nlampert

    I love the idea of overnight breakfast recipes and this looks delicious! I’m going to suggest my family try this out on Christmas morning, I think it would be perfect

      • chewoutloud

      It would be FAB for Christmas morning!

    • Claire (@clairebeary94)

    Omgosh that looks absolutely delicious! I need some right now. Yumm everything with fruits added are so good. Love the photos.

      • chewoutloud

      Thank you, Claire! I’m with you – a fruit lover!

    • Vicky
    • 5 stars

    Overnight casseroles are my thing! They make breakfast time so easy. This french toast looks so good. It would be a great Christmas morning meal!

      • chewoutloud

      Absolutely GREAT for holiday mornings!!

    • Elizabeth O

    This french toast casserole looks so tempting. and I really like the idea of instead hot coffee you make it cold coffee. I will definitely give it a try.

      • chewoutloud

      Glad you like the cold brew coffee idea! 🙂

    • Keeping Up With Candy

    You know until I read your coffee ‘recipe’, I thought coffee was used in making your french toast. I was trying for the life of me to see how that was possible! Ha Ha! Anyhoo, it looks amazing!

      • chewoutloud

      LOL, that would be quite the unique recipe, Candy! 🙂

    • shubhadabhide

    I am falling in love with these recipes. They are easy to make, healthy and absolutely delish. Kids would love it too.

      • chewoutloud

      the kids totally LOVE it 😉

    • Stephanie Jeannot

    It takes me a while to hop on a bandwagon as well but once I’m there, it is hard leaving it behind. Like for instance, Coffee. I swore I’d never drink it and now I can’t go one day without it. Texting is another. Smh!

      • chewoutloud

      OMG i totally know it! coffee, texting, etc. etc. Now i’ve learned to never say never 😉

    • Remy

    Thank you very much. It’s very interesting. I can try to cook it tonight for my wife

    • Shubhada Bhide

    This french toast casserole looks so delicious and tempting. And its a good idea of cold coffee that hot coffee. I think I should try this one.

      • chewoutloud

      Glad you like the recipe and the cold brew! 🙂

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