Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 45 mins

Make certain to use 1 to 2 day-old bread for this, I strongly suggest not to double the amounts and bake in a larger baking dish, make two separate recipes and bake in two 8 x 8-inch casserole dishes, if you prefer a sweeter taste then increase the sugar amount.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Set oven to 350 degrees F (set oven rack to lowest position).
  2. Generously grease an 8 x 8-inch baking pan.
  3. Sprinkle the bread cubes into the baking pan, then sprinkle the raisins over the bread.
  4. In a bowl whisk together the eggs with milk 2 tablespoons brown sugar, salt and vanilla; pour evenly over the bread cubes.
  5. Sprinkle the butter cubes over the top.
  6. Allow to stand for 15 minutes.
  7. In s small bowl combine the remaining 2 tablespoons brown sugar with 1-2 teaspoons cinnamon; sprinkle over the top.
  8. Bake for 45-50 minutes or until golden.
  9. Serve warm with maple syrup or pancake syrup.


Most Helpful

Amazing! This recipe turned out better than I imagined. Yes, I did prepare the night before, refrigerate and bake the next day. Mmmm... delicious! Excellent way to easily feed a large number of people. I got rave reviews. Following the suggestion to divide multiple batches into separate casserole dishes results in a crispy crust with a moist center. Definitely try this one!

dkuhlj August 13, 2010

I must apologize for only posting the "before" pic of this Christmas Eve breakfast guests devoured it before I could get a pic of it when it came out of the oven! I used raisins on half and left the other plain. This definately has a "bread pudding" taste to it. I was generous with the brown sugar (I don't like syrup). I used 1/2% milk and next time I will use something thicker like cream or whole milk. Very yummy & quick to throw together. thanks!

Mrs. DeVelopment December 29, 2008

This tasted just like french toast! I really liked it a lot. Due to the temps my oven puts out, I didn't put it on the bottom the whole time, it would have burned. Nevertheless, it cooked beautifully. I really liked that it didn't have to stand overnight.

AmbientSunset January 12, 2013

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