Need a quick and easy recipe for those busy holiday mornings? Look no further than this French toast casserole recipe - all your favorite parts of French toast without the dipping and flipping on a hectic morning!
Best of all, you can make this recipe the night before for an easy casserole to pop in the oven while you prep the Thanksgiving turkey or open Christmas gifts together. Easy-peasy!
Made with our award-winning Mulling Spices, this make-ahead breakfast casserole delivers all the best fall flavors with an aromatic blend of cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, orange and lemon. It will make the whole house smell like fall, and is sure to be a favorite for the whole family!
Topped with a powdered sugar and a drizzle with maple syrup, and it's the perfect holiday morning breakfast - or any time for that matter. We hope you enjoy it!
French Toast Casserole
- 1/2 loaf of bread, cut into cubes and dried overnight*
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 6 eggs
- 2 cups milk
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup + 1 TBS Raven's Nest Mulling Spice
- Powdered sugar for topping
- Maple syrup for serving, if desired
- If baking same day, preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- Butter a 13x9 inch baking pan and set aside.
- In a small saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in brown sugar and mix until combined and smooth. Pour mixture into pan and spread evenly.
- Add bread cubes to pan spreading evenly over brown sugar mixture.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, vanilla, and 1/3 cup mulling spices. Pour egg mixture over the bread cubes ensuring all pieces of bread are saturated. Sprinkle with remaining 1 TBS mulling spices.
- If baking the next time, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes until top is golden brown.
- Sprinkle with powdered sugar, and serve with maple syrup if desired.
*A note on bread: We used a nice loaf of crusty French bread for this recipe. You could also use brioche, sourdough, or another bread of your choice. We highly recommend cutting the bread into cubes before you plan to make the recipe and allowing the bread to dry out overnight, or at least for several hours. This will help prevent the casserole from becoming too soggy and deliver that nice crunchy topping.
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From our nest to yours!