Easy Overnight French Toast Casserole

"Serve dusted with confectioner's sugar and offer warm maple syrup, if desired. Good sides are breakfast sausage links, fresh squeezed orange juice and fresh berries or melon chunks. Yummy!"
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Ready In:
1hr 10mins




  • Melt butter in a 13 by 9 by 2-inch baking dish.
  • Arrange the bread slices in the dish, turning to coat them in the melted butter.
  • In a large bowl beat the eggs and add the half and half, vanilla, baking powder, nutmeg and the cinnamon; mix well.
  • Pour the egg mixture over the bread in the baking dish.
  • Cover and chill for 8 hours or overnight.
  • Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking.
  • Bake uncovered in a preheated 350 degree F oven for 45-55 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and let stand for 10 minutes before serving.
  • Dust with confectioner's sugar before serving, and offer maple syrup on the side, if desired.
  • Some good sides are breakfast sausage links, fresh squeezed orange juice and fresh berries or melon chunks.

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  1. Not exact same usage, but: light coat evoo in pan, coated bread layer next, baby spinach leaves, 1/4 feta + 3/4 ricotta mix. Top with red pesto, light scatter of fine crumbled bacon. First bread layer(bottom) is thick, like sourdough, successive layers thin(sponge read) is ok. Successive filler layers may consist of any pizza type topping. All bread egg mix coated. My favorite fillers: chopped olives, bits of roasted tomatoes/peppers, crushed nuts, roasted, salted sunflower or pumpkin seeds. These are the garnish with zucchini(not too thick) or partly brined, lightly pre cooked eggplant, either in smallish chunks. Each layer swims in thickish sauce with pesto base & feta/ricotta mixture. 4 layers bread minimum, refrigerate to firm up. Bake, last 10 minutes coat with more egg mix, dust amply with parmesan for crusty top layer. Forgiving recipe, think stacked tortilla or multilayer pizza. Easy to sub veggies to taste or to use leftovers creatively. Enjoy!


  1. Different take: french toast subs for lasagna noodles or tortillas


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