Cinnamon French Toast Casserole

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Recipe: #40558

April 26, 2023

Categories: French Toast

"If you don't want to stand at your stove cooking French toast this casserole style French toast is a delicious alternative. Use any bread you like. I recommend thick slices of bread."

Original is 6 servings
  • Streusal Topping


  • Serving Size: 1 (222.9 g)
  • Calories 572.1
  • Total Fat - 27.4 g
  • Saturated Fat - 14.5 g
  • Cholesterol - 272 mg
  • Sodium - 578.3 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 65 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 3 g
  • Sugars - 26.6 g
  • Protein - 16 g
  • Calcium - 288.9 mg
  • Iron - 4 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.2 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.5 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Grease a 9x13 baking dish and place cubed bread in it

Step 2

In a large bowl mix all ingredients from maple syrup to salt

Step 3

Pour over the bread soaking each piece

Step 4

Cover with saran wrap and refrigerate one hour or over night

Step 5

Preheat oven to 350

Step 6

Make the streusal topping

Step 7

Add all ingredients to a bowl and mix until crumbly

Step 8

Sprinkle over bread in pan evenly

Step 9

Bake on center rack for 35 minutes


  • 9 x 13 or similar size baking dish.

Editorial Notes

The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.

  • For a more savory flavor, try using a savory bread such as sourdough.
  • For a sweeter flavor, use a sweeter bread like challah.

  • For a healthier alternative to heavy cream, substitute with almond milk. Almond milk is lower in calories and fat than heavy cream, making this dish a better choice for those looking to eat a lighter meal.
  • For a vegan option, replace the eggs with a flax egg. A flax egg is a combination of ground flaxseeds and water that can be used as a vegan egg substitute. It will help bind the other ingredients together and provide a vegan-friendly option.

Cinnamon Raisin French Toast Casserole Replace the 16 ounces of cubed bread with 16 ounces of cubed cinnamon raisin bread. Add 1/4 cup of raisins to the custard mixture before pouring over the bread. Sprinkle 1/4 cup of raisins over the streusel topping before baking.

Buttered Asparagus with Parmesan: Buttered asparagus with parmesan is the perfect accompaniment to this delicious French Toast Casserole. The buttery, nutty flavor of the asparagus pairs perfectly with the sweetness of the French Toast and the salty Parmesan cheese adds a savory note that brings everything together.

Fried Potatoes with Bacon: Fried potatoes with bacon is a great side dish to serve with the French Toast Casserole. The potatoes provide a nice contrast to the sweetness of the French Toast, and the bacon adds a nice smoky flavor that complements the Parmesan cheese on the asparagus. Plus, potatoes and bacon are always a winning combination!


Q: Can I use a different type of bread for this recipe?

A: Yes, you can use any type of bread you like. Thick slices are recommended for the best results.

Q: Can I make this sandwich ahead of time?

A: Yes, you can make the sandwich ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. However, it's best to eat it soon after it's made.

2 Reviews


Yum. This was a huge hit with my family. It will definitely be made again. Thanks for sharing, Marra.


review by:
(28 Feb 2024)


I love French toast casseroles for the convenience of making them the night before and popping them in the oven in the morning. This casserole was delicious and was a huge hit with my family. We especially loved the slightly crunchy streusal topping. I served this topped with a drizzle of maple pancake syrup. This was quick and easy to make with ingredients that I always have on hand. I made this exactly as written, and will be making it again very soon. Thank you for sharing this delicious is definitely a keeper!


review by:
(9 May 2023)

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Fun facts:

The French Toast Casserole is believed to have originated in France in the 16th century. It was known as “pain perdu”, which translates to “lost bread” and was a way to use stale bread.

Famous chef Julia Child was known to enjoy French Toast Casserole and often served it for breakfast when entertaining guests. She even included her own version of the recipe in her cookbook “Mastering the Art of French Cooking.”