This past Mother’s Day, I knew that I wanted one thing for breakfast and that was French Toast but I didn’t want to have to make my husband slave in the kitchen making it from scratch. So, I decided to whip up this delicious overnight French toast bake that is sure to be your new favorite to make on holiday mornings. Can you imagine this deliciousness at Christmastime? I sure can!
Let’s get started with what you will need for the French Toast part! I will say up front that there is only 5 of us so I tweaked this recipe some to accommodate a smaller Sourdough loaf.
And now for the crumb topping ingredients! The recipe calls for you to make this overnight but you can also make it when you do the casserole part and just refrigerate it if you are pressed for time.
Overnight French Toast Bake
- 1 Sourdough loaf
- 8 Eggs
- 2 Cups Milk (whole or 2%)
- 1/2 Cup Heavy Whipping Cream
- 1/2 Cup Sugar
- 1/4 Cup Light Brown Sugar (packed)
- 2 TBSP Vanilla Extract
- 1 1/2 TSP Ground Cinnamon
- 3/4 Cup All-Purpose Flour
- 3/4 Cup Light Brown Sugar
- 2 TSP Ground Cinnamon
- 1/4 TSP Salt
- 1/2 Cup Butter (cut into pieces)
Grease a 9×13 baking pan and set aside.
Cut bread into chunks and spread evenly in dish
In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, sugar, brown sugar, milk, cream, vanilla and cinnamon. Pour evenly over the bread.
Cover and place into the fridge for several hours but preferably overnight.
Baking The Next Day
Preheat oven to 350
In a mixing bowl, mix together the flour, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt. Add in butter and cut until the dry mixture forms into a crumble. Add evenly over the top of the casserole.
Bake for 45 minutes. Bake less for a softer texture, bake more for a firmer texture.
French toast and crumb process
It was such a yummy dish and I definitely think serving it with some fruit and some maple syrup would have made it even better! Or even add some powdered sugar on top…YUM! I had it with some strawberries but we were currently out of syrup but, even plain it was delicious. The bread was still insanely moist as it had soaked up all of the wet mixture overnight and basically you were just baking it for the crumble topping and to get the bread all crispy.
The kids even enjoyed it which is a total win because they hardly eat anything for breakfast except for when I make it into a charcuterie board and they think it’s so fun to eat off a spinning plate. It’s typically cereal and maybe a bagel around here for them so to get them to eat something else was definitely a mom win.
Im curious to know if you guys have a favorite way to eat French toast? The possibilities are surely endless with this yummy and easy casserole bake.