Easy French Toast Casserole

slice of cinnamon French toast casserole on white plate with maple syrup

“How to make a deliciously easy French toast casserole, a make ahead recipe that’s perfect for a crowd and makes a quick breakfast on busy mornings.” – adventuresofmel.com

Serving Size: 12

Ingredients:

Casserole:

  • 20 ounces sandwich bread, *cubed
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped
  • 8 large eggs
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup, **
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

Topping:

  • 4 tablespoons salted butter, sliced
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
Directions:
  • Great a 9″x13″ baking dish.
  • Cube the bread into small 1-inch cubes, and layer with the pecans in your baking dish.
  • Whisk together the eggs, milk, real maple syrup, vanilla extract, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  • Pour the egg mixture over the bread and pecans in the baking dish.
  • Cover and chill for a good 4 to 6 hours or overnight.
  • When you’re ready to bake the casserole, remove it from the fridge, and pre-heat the oven to 350°F.
  • Meanwhile, mix the sliced butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon together in a small mixing bowl.
  • Crumble or clump the topping over the entire casserole.
  • Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil, and bake at 350°F for about 25 to 30 minutes. Then uncover and bake it for an additional 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Once it’s thoroughly cooked through, remove it from the oven and let it cool for just a few minutes.
  • Then slice and serve with powdered sugar and maple syrup.

Recipe and Photo credit: adventuresofmel.com

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