I have been trying out different casseroles lately in the hoped of making breakfast easier to eat in the morning. I don’t want to spend time prepping in the morning while I am trying to get my house ready for the day. I came up with the idea of a French Toast Casserole the other day at brunch when I ordered French Toast. I figured that it would be pretty easy because all it really is bread and egg. Of course, I realized that I was not the first person to think of French Toast Casserole once I started googling the term. Other people had the genius idea, just like I did.
I made a few casseroles with different types of bread and figured out that French Bread is the best choice because of how hard it is. Super soft bread tends to melt and you forget you are supposed to be eating French Toast.
French Toast Casserole Recipe
1 large loaf french bread
2 1/2 cups whole milk
1 cup egg whites
2 tablespoons sugar
¼ teaspoon salt
1¼ teaspoons vanilla extract
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
2 tablespoons sugar (for topping)
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
Cut the french bread loaf into 1-inch cubes (~ 5 cups). Place bread cubes into the prepared dish.
French Toast Casserole
- 1 large loaf french bread
- 2 1/2 cups whole milk
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup egg whites
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1¼ teaspoons vanilla
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
- 2 tablespoons sugar (for topping)
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray the large pyrex baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
- Cut the french bread loaf into 1-inch cubes (~ 5 cups). Place bread cubes into the prepared dish.
- In a large mixing bowl, beat together milk, eggs, 2 tablespoons sugar, 1/4 tsp salt and 1 1/4 tsp vanilla.
- Pour egg mixture over bread. Press down on bread to help it soak up the liquid.
- Let the casserole stand for 10 minutes.
- Slice the butter into small pieces and dot the top of the casserole with the butter.
- Combine the second set of 2 tablespoons sugar with 1 teaspoon cinnamon in a small bowl, and sprinkle over the top of the casserole.
- Bake for 50 minutes or until top is golden.
- Remove from the oven. Serve warm.