With life a little crazy right now, I’ve been inspired to find easy and delicious recipes to feed my family fast. With company coming in a few weeks, I wanted to test out some recipes that were easy and delicious for breakfast. This easy overnight baked french toast casserole is my kind of recipe. For starters, it’s french toast. How can you go wrong there? Secondly, you can make it the night before for an easy breakfast the next morning. Just pop it in the oven.
What was most exciting for me, is that this casserole tasted just like the french toast I used to have growing up. It was just easier to make. That delicious eggy sweetness was in every single bite.
Are you ready for an easy breakfast idea?
Did I mention you can use dry, stale bread for this. Winning! Roughly chop up any kind of stale bread. I personally used a loaf of french bread. I think it works well with this recipe because it’s a heartier loaf of bread and I like a little crunch with my french toast. It’s really a matter of personal preference.
Melt 1/2 cup of margarine in a 9×13 baking pan. Put half of the bread in bottom of pan evenly spaced. You could also use butter, I just happened to have margarine on hand.
In a bowl mix 2/3 cup brown sugar with 1 tsp cinnamon. Sprinkle ½ of the sugar mixture over bread in your 9×13 pan. Add the rest of the bread. In a bowl, whisk 6 eggs with 1 1/2 cups of milk until well blended. Pour over bread layers making sure that every piece a bread gets in on the fun.
Sprinkle with the remaining sugar mixture. The entire sugar mixture situation is completely up to you. If you like your french toast super sweet, then you’ll want to use all of it. The last time I made this recipe, I didn’t use all of it and I really liked it. I like my french toast to taste a little eggy.
Cover and refrigerate overnight. The next morning bake covered in a pre-heated oven at 350 degree F for 30 min. Uncover and continue baking 15 minutes or until set and browned.
- ½ Cup butter or margarine
- 1 loaf of french bread, sliced or cubed
- ⅔ cup brown sugar
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 6 eggs
- 1 ½ cup milk
- Melt margarine in a 9x13 baking pan. Put half of the bread in bottom of pan.
- In a bowl mix 1 cup brown sugar with 1 tsp cinnamon. Sprinkle ½ of this sugar mixture over bread.
- Add another layer of bread.
- In a bowl, whisk eggs with milk until well blended. Pour over bread layers.
- Sprinkle with remaining sugar mixture.
- Cover and refrigerate overnight.
- Bake covered at 350 degree F for 30 min. Uncover and continue baking 15 minutes or until set and browned.