French Toast was always one of my favorite things to eat for breakfast growing up. It’s a classic breakfast that never disappoints – until you have small children.
With two demanding toddlers that won’t sit still long enough to for me to prepare the breakfast in its traditional fashion, it was time to get creative!
So I whipped up this delicious Overnight French Toast Casserole and yall…
It’s So Good!
The classic French Toast flavor, complete with bacon, strawberries and powdered sugar, makes it the perfect combination of savory and sweet!
Besides, who can say no to an easy, delicious home-cooked breakfast that doesn’t take forever to prepare!
Here’s what you need to make this delicious overnight French Toast Casserole:
For this French Toast Casserole, I decided to use Croissants instead of French Bread (because I’m a sucker for croissants), but you can use any type of bread that you would like.
It’s best that the bread is a least a day old so that your casserole isn’t soggy and still has a little bit of crunch once you bake it.
Cut up the croissants into small cubes and place them in a 9x13in baking sheet.
Next, in a large mixing bowl, combine all of your wet ingredients, salt, and sugars (except for the powdered sugar) and pour the mixture over your croissants.
Then top (generously) with cooked bacon and strawberries.
I want to note that while you can use ‘bacon bits’ for this recipe, it tastes so much better with real bacon!
That’s it! Cover and refrigerate overnight or for at least 4 hours if you’re in a hurry.
Once you’re ready to cook your casserole, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F, and once heated, cook uncovered for 45mins.
Croissants tend to get crispy fairly quickly so keep an eye on it while it’s cooking. Most times, even if the top looks a bit brown, it may not be done.
So be sure, to take a toothpick and check that your casserole has cooked all the way through before removing it from the oven.
Once it’s done baking, take your casserole out of the oven and allow it to cool for at least 5 minutes.
Finally, top with maple syrup, powdered sugar, and enjoy!
There You Have It!
Delicious, decadent French Toast Casserole that the entire family will LOVE!
So whether you’re looking for a quick and easy breakfast solution for the Holidays, or if you just want something yummy to enjoy during the week, this french toast casserole is perfect for any occasion!
Be sure to check out the video below to see just how easy it is to make!
- 8 Large Croissants
- 2 cups Whole Milk
- 6 Large Eggs
- 2 tbsp Vanilla Extract
- 2 tbsp Cane Sugar
- 1 tbsp Salt
- 2 tbsp Cinnamon
- 3/4 Cup Maple Syrup
- 1 Cup Brown Sugar
- 6 Slices Cooked Bacon, chopped
- 1/4 Cup Sliced Strawberries
Prepare French Toast
- Cut up the croissants into small cubes and place them in a 9x13in baking sheet.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine milk, eggs, vanilla extract, cane sugar, salt, cinnamon, 1/4th cup of maple syrup, and brown sugar.
- Pour the mixture on top of the croissants.
- Add pre-cooked, chopped bacon and sliced strawberries.
- Cover and refrigerate overnight or for at least 4 hours.
- Pre-Heat Oven to 350 degrees F.
- Bake casserole uncovered for 45 minutes.
- Once done, remove from oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes.
- Top with 1/2 cup maple syrup.
- Garnish with powdered sugar.