French toast casserole on a plate with maple syrup drizzling down on it

Overnight French Toast Casserole

This easy Overnight French Toast Casserole starts with a box of frozen French toast sticks and gets a crunchy coating with one simple ingredient! Top with a drizzle of maple syrup and dive on in!

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syrup being drizzled over a piece of French toast casserole on a white plate

Any French toast fans out there?! Well, I love a good slice of French toast but find myself rarely making it. Why?? Well, one of two reasons. I either don’t have anything except for a plain wheat bread in the cupboard (not ideas for making French toast!) OR I simply don’t have the time to stand over the skillet flipping French toast.

However, I love that I can make a French toast casserole the night before, pop it in the oven in the morning and voila!! Not only is it just as delicious, but it makes the kitchen smell SO delicious! Therefore, I highly recommend you stock up on frozen French toast sticks so you can make this recipe the next time you need an easy, delicious breakfast! Alright, let’s get into the details…..

Ingredients Needed

  • Frozen French Toast Sticks – I used the “original” but you could also use other flavors such as cinnamon
  • Eggs – I recommend using large or extra large eggs
  • Milk – Using 2% or whole milk is ideal for this recipe, however 1% would be okay as well
  • Vanilla
  • Sugar
  • Cinnamon
  • Brown Sugar – You can use light or dark brown sugar for this recipe
birdseye view of French toast casserole with powdered sugar on top

How to make Overnight French Toast Casserole

French Toast Casserole is typically quite easy to make. However, starting with frozen French Toast Sticks makes it just that much easier, due to less slicing and dicing! First, you’ll cut each of the sticks into 3 pieces….OR if you can find a frozen bag of “French Toast Bites,” you can skip the cutting altogether! You’ll put all of the pieces in a greased square baking dish and set aside.

In a large bowl, you’ll whisk together the eggs, milk, vanilla, sugar and some of the cinnamon. Once it’s well-combined, you’ll pour it over the French toast pieces. I like to use a fork and press all of the bread chunks down into the liquid mixture as much as possible so it all gets some of that yummy goodness! Then, you’ll sprinkle the top with brown sugar and cinnamon. This will give you such a delicious, crunchy topping that you don’t want to miss!! Cover the pan and refrigerate overnight.

Once you’re ready to bake the casserole, preheat to 350F and bake for 35-40 minutes. Once done, let it rest for a few minutes to set up before slicing and serving! I like to dust the top with powdered sugar and serve warm with maple syrup.

How do you keep French Toast Casserole from getting soggy?

If you follow this recipe, you really shouldn’t have any issues with it getting soggy. There’s just the right ratio of egg/milk to breading to keep it moist, but not soggy.

Other Favorite Breakfast Recipes

Breakfast Braid – It’s stuffed with ground sausage, eggs, red peppers and melty cheddar cheese!  It’s simple to make, yet pretty enough to serve on a special occasion!

Homemade Cinnamon Rolls – After doing lots of recipe testing, I’ve finally come up with the BEST cinnamon roll recipe, perfect for breakfast, brunch and snack!

Raspberry French Toast Casserole – Back to you French toast lovers, this is one of my all-time faves!! With a creamy filling and raspberries throughout, what’s not to love?!

bite of French toast casserole on a gold fork

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Overnight French Toast Casserole

Overnight French Toast Casserole

Kelsey
This easy Overnight French Toast Casserole starts with a box of frozen French toast sticks and gets a crunchy coating with one simple ingredient! Top with a drizzle of maple syrup and dive on in!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Refrigeration Time 8 hrs
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

  • 1 16 oz box frozen French toast sticks
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 c milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 c sugar
  • 1/2 + 1/8 tsp cinnamon divided
  • 1/4 c brown sugar

Instructions
 

  • Grease a 9×9" square baking dish.
  • Cut each of the French toast sticks into 3 pieces and place them all in prepared pan.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, vanilla, sugar and 1/2 tsp of the cinnamon; pour over the French toast pieces.
  • Sprinkle the remaining 1/8 tsp cinnamon and the brown sugar evenly over the casserole.
  • Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Bake the casserole, uncovered, for 35-40 minutes, or until the center is almost set; remove from the oven and let rest for 5 minutes before serving.
  • Sprinkle with powdered sugar, if desired, and serve warm with maple syrup.
Keyword breakfast casserole, French Toast

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