Overnight French Toast Cream Cheese Casserole

"Very easy! It just takes minutes to make the night before and then just bake it in the morning. I usually make a small 8" x 8" casserole, using half the ingredients, except a little more bread (5 slices) and a little less cream cheese (6-7 oz.). NOTE: optional nuts have been added."
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  • Layer half of the bread cubes in a greased 9 X 13 casserole dish.
  • Scatter the cream cheese cubes over the bread, then add the other half of the bread cubes on top.
  • Combine egges, milk, and syrup. Pour over the casserole.
  • Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • In the morning, bring to room temperature, and sprinkle the nuts over the top of the casserole, lightly pressing them in with a spatula.
  • Bake 30 to 45 minutes in a 350 oven.
  • Serve with more maple syrup, if desired.

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  1. Starweaver
    I think this could be good with some adjustments as mentioned by others. We too found this to be bland. I cut the recipe in half and we found after 40 mins it was still a little under cooked even though it sat out for 1 1/2 hrs. before cooking. On 1/3 of the casserole I added cinnamon, 1/3 was left as given and the other 1/3 I added apricot preserves. The cinnamon section was the best, but still needed more cinnamon and something more I'm not sure what. I actually think maybe the cream cheese needs to be blended with a little sugar and vanilla, but then the recipe would be a little more time consuming. Has anyone tried strawberry cream cheese?
  2. BurgundyS
    I don't want to do stars since I made a lot of changes, but it didn't really work for me. I halved it like so many suggested, but 6 eggs was too many because after 40min it was very brown on top but still kinda soggy-gross. I also kept 1/3 cup syrup and ADDED cinnamon and vanilla but still found this very bland!
  3. Fawnzie
    Well recieved. I used 8- 10 slices of bread( too much!- it rises reallly high, which I didn't expect- so I just kept adding past the six slice mark...), 8 eggs( too much), 6 oz of cream cheese ( about right for me). So this recipe was sort of halved by me, and I will do it differently next time, but still really good. Cinnamon is a must. I also needed to bake it for almost an hour in an 8 in square pan in the toaster oven.
  4. Sam 3
    Love this! I sort of halved the recipe. I used an 8in square pan with 6 slices bread and 8 eggs. I, like gert still used 1/3 cup of syrup to obtain sweetness. Thinking of french toast made me also add cinnamon and I'm so glad I did! This was very simple to throw together and DH put it in the oven this morning. However, he baked it for 40 mins and still found the center liquidy so baked it another 10. DH wasn't fond of the cream cheese center either, but DD and I loved it. I think next time I will make it in individule servings.
  5. gertc96
    I enjoyed this recipe. I cut it in half and baked in an 8X8 casserole dish. I used 6 pieces of cubed bread and 7 eggs. I used one pkg. of cream cheese and about 1 1/4 cups of milk. I did use 1/3 cup of maple syrup to get more sweetness based on previous reviews. DH didn't care for the cream cheese center and I liked it but would use less next time. Thanks so much for sharing. Prepared for PAC Fall/2008.


  1. Allybee Z
    Very similar to a recipe that we often make for sunday brunch. We use slices of french bread instead of the bread cubes. Simple and delicious. Thanks for posting!



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