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French Toast Casserole

French Toast Casserole is made with 2 crusty French baguette loaves, and has all the delicious flavor and spices of French toast just in casserole form to feed a crowd! Assemble this the night before and toss it in the oven in the morning!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 -10
Author: Sara Maniez

Ingredients

  • 2 french baguettes 1" slices, then cut in half-moon shapes (using loaves about 19" x 2-1/2"), you want enough til fill a 13" x 9" pan with 2 layers
  • 8 large eggs
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 3/4 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • pinch of salt
  • 2-5 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • maple syrup for serving
  • Vanilla Whipped Cream for serving

Instructions

  • Grease a 9" x 13" baking pan. Arrange cut bread in the pan in 2 even layers.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine eggs, whole milk, sugar, vanilla extract, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Pour mixture evenly over the bread.
  • Dot the top with 2-5 tablespoons of butter, depending on preference. Cover and refrigerate overnight allowing the bread to soak up all the mixture.
  • The next day, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Take casserole out of the fridge and bake for 40 minutes, check if it's done, if it is still liquid-y in the center, rotate dish 90 degrees and leave in for an additional 15-20 minutes, you will want to put a foil tent on top to prevent the tops of the toast from browning more. Serve topped with Vanilla Whipped Cream and maple syrup. Enjoy!