French toast casserole is a delicious spin on a classic breakfast recipe that can feed a crowd with minimal work and effort. Golden, caramelized toasts on the outside; creamy soft and pillowy on the inside with the perfect cinnamon syrup in every mouthful.
Ingredients (for 8 persons)
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 (8 ounces) loaf crusty French bread, cut into bite-size pieces, or as needed
- 2 cups of milk
- 6 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 pinch ground cinnamon, or to taste
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar, or as needed
(Preparation time: 15 mins; cooking time: 35 mins)
Grease a 9×12-inch baking dish.
Stir 1 cup brown sugar and butter together in a saucepan over medium-low heat until butter melts and sugar dissolves into butter, 2 to 4 minutes. Pour into a prepared baking dish and spread a 1 1/2- to 2-inch layer of bread pieces over the top.
Beat milk, eggs, and vanilla extract together in a bowl; pour milk mixture over bread into the baking dish and move bread as necessary to ensure all bread is absorbing liquid. Sprinkle cinnamon over the top. Cover the dish with plastic wrap and refrigerate, 8 hours to overnight.
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Remove and discard plastic wrap from baking dish and sprinkle remaining brown sugar over the top of the bread mixture.
Bake in the preheated oven until browned and bubbling about 30 minutes.
Per Serving: 382 calories; 17 g fat; 48.1 g carbohydrates; 10.2 g protein; 175 mg cholesterol; 352 mg sodium.
Inside Cooking Ep 30: French Toast Casserole
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