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Breakfast French Toast Casserole

A great make-ahead breakfast idea.


  • 3 to 4 cups bread (diced)
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon powder (for topping)
  • ¼ cup brown sugar (for topping)
  • ¼ cup nuts (walnut or pecan) (for topping)


  1. Grease square pan.
  2. Whisk together eggs, milk, salt, brown sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon until well mixed.
  3. Place diced bread in pan.
  4. Pour egg mixture over bread and stir until all of bread is covered by egg mixture.
  5. Dot bread with butter.
  6. Mix all ingredients for streusel nut topping and top over bread.
  7. Using knife, make swirls through streusel nut topping.
  8. Let sit in refrigerator overnight or at least 10 minutes so that bread soaks in egg mixture.
  9. Bake at 350F for 40 minutes.
  10. May serve with maple syrup if desired.


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