Overnight French Toast Casserole

This is French toast with all the flavor and none of the hassle! Kristine P. in our Whippany, NJ submitted this recipe to help celebrate National Toast Day (2/23).
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Course Breakfast
Servings 8 people


  • 1 Propane Oven


French Toast

  • 1 loaf Brioche bread
  • 8 large Eggs
  • 2 cups Half and half
  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • 3 tbsp Granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon ground
  • 1/2 tsp Nutmeg ground
  • 1/2 tsp Salt

Cinnamon Crunch Topping

  • 1 1/2 sticks Butter softened
  • 1 cup Light brown sugar packed
  • 1 tbsp Light corn syrup optional
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon ground
  • tsp Nutmeg ground


  • Prepare a 9"x13" baking dish by coating the entire inside of the dish with butter or cooking spray.  Set aside.
  • Slice the brioche bread, about 1-inch thick. Arrange slices in your prepared baking dish in rows, overlapping the slices. Set aside.  
  • In a large bowl, whisk eggs. Add half-and-half, milk, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Whisk until well combined.
  • Pour the egg mixture over the bread slices, making sure they are covered evenly. Spoon some of the mixture in between the slices making sure all the slices are completely covered.  Cover with foil and refrigerate overnight.
  • The NEXT DAY, preheat oven to 350°F. Meanwhile, carefully flip each piece of bread over to make sure everything is nice and coated with the mixture.
  • Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl and mix to combine.  Spoon the topping on top of the prepared bread slices.  Then spread evenly over the bread (like you are icing a cake). You can also spread some of the mixture in between the slices to make sure the entire slice is covered (if you prefer).
  • Bake for 35-40 minutes (no need to cover with foil), until puffed and lightly golden.