When we have company I love to enjoy the company and not spend all my time in the kitchen. Finding recipes I can make ahead is so important. One of my favorite recipes is an Overnight French Toast Casserole. It’s a wonderful recipe that you can put together the night before and just pop it in the oven in the morning. In no time at all you will have the house smelling wonderful and be enjoying a warm, delicious breakfast.

Overnight French Toast Casserole


10 cups of French bread, cut into 1-inch cubes.
8 eggs
3 cups milk
4 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
¾ tsp. salt (optional)

2 Tbsp. butter
3 Tbsp. sugar
2 tsp. cinnamon


Place the bread cubes in a greased 13×9 inch-baking dish. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla and salt. Pour the mixture over the bread.

Cover and refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.

Remove the casserole from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Dot with the butter. Combine sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over the top.

Cover and bake at 350 for 45-50 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Let stand for five minutes and serve. Wonderful served with maple syrup.

 This recipe was written feeds 8-12 people which is perfect when you have a houseful of company. When it’s just my husband and I it is easy to halve the recipe and make just enough for four people. Of coarse you should serve it with real maple syrup so you can really enjoy it!

If you’re looking for other breakfast recipes to enjoy try my amazing overnight waffles. They are a real favorite in our house and like the overnight french toast, the batter should be mixed up the night before which makes it so easy to get breakfast on the table.

8 comments on “Overnight French Toast Casserole

the real cie on October 21, 2019 9:44 pm

All right, the bread will never end up in the garbage at my house again. Or at least it will happen less often. This is a wonderful idea, and then I don’t have to convince myself that I want to make french toast in the morning. I am not a morning person.

Kippi on October 23, 2019 1:31 am

Yum, I cannot wait to make this for my family.
Happy fall,

Robin on October 24, 2019 12:45 am

This would be great to serve on Christmas morning! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us at the Creative Muster. Looking forward to seeing what you’ll be sharing next week. Pinning!

Stacy Roman on October 25, 2019 3:08 am

This looks so good, thanks for sharing, I am visiting you from Full Plate Thursday, I have followed you on all forums and would love if you would follow back -TIA -https://wedishitup.com

Michele Morin on October 25, 2019 12:58 pm

Looks like a delicious life-saver! Pinning!

April J Harris on October 25, 2019 5:49 pm

What a delicious way to use up leftover bread, Nancy! Your French Toast Casserole looks delicious. Thank you for bringing it to the Hearth and Soul Link Party. I hope you have a lovely weekend.

lisa lombardo on October 28, 2019 9:11 pm

Your French Toast Casserole looks delicious, Nancy! Thanks for sharing on Farm Fresh Tuesdays!

Miz Helen on November 5, 2019 5:18 pm

We sure enjoyed featuring your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday,456 this week. We have pinned your post to the Features From Full Plate Thursday Board. Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us and hope you will come back soon.
Miz Helen

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