French Toast Casserole made with thick sliced Texas Toast is one of the easiest recipes you’ll ever make for breakfast or brunch.
French Toast Casserole
This recipe for French Toast Casserole was the #1 recipe on the blog for years. Even with the bad photos.
Then I moved the platform my blog was hosted on and for some strange reason this recipe got lost. Really, it was lost in the “cloud” and it couldn’t be seen for the longest time.
Thankfully my host went and found the recipe but it still needed to be fixed and now, unfortunately, it’s no longer very popular…especially with Google.
But that’s going to change because I’m updating the post and I know you’re all going to love it so much more than when it was originally published back in 2013.
Texas Toast is the SECRET
The secret to making this French Toast Casserole recipe is using Texas Toast. Do not even attempt to make this recipe with regular sliced bread. Texas Toast is thick sliced white bread that you can find in the bread aisle of your local grocery store.
Do not confuse it with the frozen garlic Texas Toast either! That would be a total disaster!
How to Make French Toast Casserole
This is also an Overnight French Toast Casserole recipe so you put it together the night before you want to serve it and then let it sit in the refrigerator overnight. The next morning you bake it in the oven just before your guests arrive or you want to serve breakfast.
Melt the butter in the microwave and then pour it into the bottom of a 9X13 casserole dish. Then mix together the brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg then set aside. Whisk the eggs, milk and vanilla together in another bowl.
Never, ever melt the butter in a glass casserole dish on top of the stove. The glass casserole dish could burst causing serious injury.
Let’s start putting the casserole together! Lay six slices of Texas Toast on top of the melted butter. Then sprinkle with half of the brown sugar mixture, followed by a final layer of Texas Toast.
Then pour the egg mixture on top of the slices of Texas Toast followed by the remainder of the brown sugar mixture. Cover with aluminum foil and place in the refrigerator overnight.
How to Bake the French Toast Casserole
- The next morning, remove the casserole from the refrigerator and cover it with a new piece of aluminum foil. Allow the casserole to come to room temperature; about 30 minutes. This is a very important step!
- Do not move your glass casserole dish from one temperature extreme to the other. Let it sit on the counter top for about 30 minutes.
- Bake the casserole in a preheated 350 degree oven for 30 minutes. Then uncover the casserole and bake for an additional 15 minutes until it is set and slightly browned. Let sit for a few minutes before serving with warm syrup.
- This is an amazing recipe, however, it’s very rich! So I only serve it for special occasions like holidays.
Helpful Kitchen Tools
- Casserole Dish – 9X13 size which is what you need for this recipe.
- Measuring Cups
- Glass Mixing Bowls
Other EASY Breakfast Recipes
- Overnight Cinnamon Rolls
- Cinnamon Roll Breakfast Casserole
- Cinnamon Rolls made with Frozen Bread Dough – if using a yeast dough scares you, try this recipe!
- Spinach Bacon Frittata – one of my family’s favorites for brunch on Sunday!
French Toast Casserole made with thick sliced Texas Toast is one of the easiest recipes you’ll ever make for breakfast or brunch. This is an overnight recipe so plan accordingly!
- 1/2 cup butter melted
- 12 slices Texas toast
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans optional
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 5 eggs
- 1 1/2 cups milk
In a bowl, mix together the brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and chopped pecans and set aside.
Place the butter in a microwave safe bowl and place in the microwave. Melt the butter in 20 second intervals and then pour it into a 9x 13 casserole dish. Set aside.
In another bowl, whisk eggs, milk and vanilla together.
Lay a single layer of the Texas Toast in the casserole dish on top of the melted butter.
My 9X13 casserole dish can fit 6 slices of Texas Toast on the bottom.
Sprinkle half of the brown sugar mix over the bread.
Layer the second half of the Texas Toast on top of the first layer.
Pour the egg mixture over the bread slices, making sure all are covered evenly.
Sprinkle the remaining brown sugar mixture on top.
Cover with aluminum foil and refrigerate overnight.
Remove the casserole dish from the refrigerator and cover with a new piece of foil.
Let it stand at room temperature for about 20 minutes.
Bake the casserole for 30 minutes in a preheated 350 degree oven.
Then uncover and bake for an additional 15 minutes.
The French Toast Casserole should be browned and set.
Cut and serve with warm syrup.