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Easy Overnight French Toast Casserole Recipe

Overnight French Toast Casserole

This easy overnight french toast casserole makes the perfect Sunday morning breakfast! It’s simple to make from scratch with this recipe and can be prepared in less than ten minutes.  Let me show you how…

overnight french toast casserole

We absolutely love this easy breakfast recipe!  The boys request that I make it all the time because it is so yummy.  I am happy to oblige them because it is super simple to have prepared for the next day.

Ingredients needed:

  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup pure maple syrup, divided
  • 1 cup chopped pecans, divided
  • 7-10 (1″ thick) french bread slices
  • 5 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 Tbsp orange zest
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Powdered sugarovernight french toast casserole recipe

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How to make this easy overnight french toast casserole:

  1. Mix together the brown sugar, melted butter, and 1/2 of the maple syrup. Spread mixture into a 12″ round (or 9″x13″) baking dish lightly coated with cooking spray. Top with 3⁄4 cup of the pecans. Place french bread slices evenly on top.
  2. Whisk together next six ingredients. Pour over bread slices. Cover and chill for 8 hours.

overnight french toast casserole recipe

3. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Remove baking dish from the refrigerator and let it stand at room temperature for 10 minutes. Bake, uncovered, until golden brown, about 45 minutes.

4. Sprinkle the casserole with powdered sugar and reserved pecans. Serve with remaining syrup.

overnight french toast casserole recipe

This is the perfect dish for lazy Sunday mornings or during the holidays.  Anything that I can prepare in advance and just throw in the oven is a win in my books!  In fact, I even created this Keto Overnight French Toast Casserole for my keto loving self!  Trust me when I say that it is just as delicious as the original!

overnight french toast casserole recipe

You can use whatever size baking dish that you have, the bigger the better to keep all of the delicious caramel sauce in.

overnight french toast casserole recipe

This round dish is good for a smaller gathering but if you have a larger crowd, be sure to use a 9×13 sized baking dish at least.

overnight french toast casserole recipe

We like to sprinkle our overnight french toast casserole with powdered sugar and…

overnight french toast casserole recipe

cover it in real maple syrup!  Another favorite is drizzling caramel sauce overtop.

overnight french toast casserole recipe

This would also be great served with strawberries and whipped cream!

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overnight french toast casserole recipe

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overnight french toast casserole recipe

Easy Overnight French Toast Casserole Recipe

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Additional Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 55 minutes

This easy overnight french toast casserole makes the perfect Sunday morning breakfast! It’s simple to make from scratch with this recipe.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup pure maple syrup, divided
  • 1 cup chopped pecans, divided
  • 7-10 (1" thick) french bread slices
  • 5 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 2 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 Tbsp orange zest
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Powdered sugar, for serving

Instructions

    1. Mix together the brown sugar, melted butter, and 1/2 of the maple syrup. Spread mixture into a 12" round (or 9"x13") baking dish lightly coated with cooking spray. Top with 3⁄4 cup of the pecans. Place french bread slices evenly on top.
    2. Whisk together next six ingredients. Pour over bread slices. Cover and chill for 8 hours.
    3. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Remove baking dish from refrigerator and let it stand at room temperature for 10 minutes. Bake, uncovered, until golden brown and set, about 45 minutes.
    4. Sprinkle casserole with powdered sugar and remaining pecans. Serve with remaining syrup.

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I'm an active mom of twin boys who is always looking for opportunities to inspire creativity through fun crafts, do-it-yourself projects and delicious recipes. This blog has been an integral part of supporting my little family and I am so grateful to have you become a part of our journey! Let's create together... Read more...

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