Overnight french toast

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Overnight french toast casserole topped with a brown sugar crumb topping and berries. A delicious spin on french toast and perfect for holiday gatherings or Sunday brunch!

One of my favorite part about the holidays is the food. I love cooking for family and friends and enjoying a meal together. However on days like Christmas morning, the last place I want to be is in the kitchen. The best part about this overnight blueberry french toast is that you can make it the day before and pop it in the oven the next morning. It’s perfect for days like Christmas morning, when you want to just put something in the oven and enjoy time with the family. It’s a great recipe for company and always a crowd pleaser.

Overnight french toast casserole topped with a brown sugar crumb topping and berries. A delicious spin on french toast and perfect for holiday gatherings or Sunday brunch!

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How to make overnight french toast

This simple baked french toast overnight starts with a French bread base (I like to use a thick day old bread, so it doesn’t become soggy). Then you’ll beat together milk, eggs, brown sugar and cinnamon and pour it over the top. This will sit overnight and soak up nicely into the bread. How to make overnight french toast

Then you’ll add a brown sugar crumb topping and berries to the top of the bread right before baking. I also love adding Dole frozen mixed berries to the top, because we always have them on hand in the freezer. I love the pre-portioned bags, which makes it super convenient to pull out and use smaller portions for recipes like this one. We use them for everyday smoothies too. The berries make this french toast bake extra delicious. I love the sweet flavor they add!

Overnight french toast recipe

Overnight french toast

Course: Breakfast
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 10
Calories: 406 kcal
Author: Jamielyn

Overnight french toast casserole topped with a brown sugar crumb topping and berries. A delicious spin on french toast and perfect for the holidays!

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Ingredients

French Toast:

  • 1 loaf day old french bread sour dough or challah work great too, about 10 cups
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 7 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt

Topping:

  • 1/2 cup salted butter cubed
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup berries I used frozen

Instructions

  1. Grease a 9×13″ casserole dish and set aside.
  2. Cut the bread loaf into cubes and layer evenly in the pan. You should have about 2 layers. Beat the milk, eggs, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt in a medium size bowl. Then pour evenly over the bread, making sure it covers each piece. Cover with foil and refrigerate over night, or at least 3 hours.
  3. In a medium size bowl, mix together the butter, flour and brown sugar with a pastry cutter or two knives. Use your hands if needed to make crumbs. Cover and refrigerate.
  4. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350°F. Add the crumb topping on top of the bread and then evenly disperse the berries on top. Bake uncovered for 50-60 minutes, or until the top is lightly browned and the center is cooked through.
  5. Enjoy by itself or topped with syrup.
Nutrition Facts
Overnight french toast
Amount Per Serving
Calories 406 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 22%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 143mg 48%
Sodium 358mg 15%
Potassium 209mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 58g 19%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 31g
Protein 10g 20%
Vitamin A 10.7%
Vitamin C 0.5%
Calcium 11.8%
Iron 13.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

I love to cook my french toast the full hour so that the top of the bread becomes a little caramelized/toasted and the center is cooked through. If you’d like the center more of a bread pudding texture, I would take it out about 15 minutes sooner. Either way it’s delicious!

Overnight french toast recipe

Hope you enjoy this french toast casserole! It has definitely become one of my family’s favorites to make over the years.

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Overnight french toast casserole topped with a brown sugar crumb topping and berries. A delicious spin on french toast and perfect for holiday gatherings or Sunday brunch!

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