Crockpot French Toast Casserole Recipe – Key To My Lime

Slow cooker french toast casserole recipe

Crockpot French Toast Casserole is an easy French toast overnight that’s great for Christmas morning! Serve with your favorite ingredients to make a family favorite brunch quick and easy.

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I love that you can leave this Crockpot French toast to cook overnight and you’ll have an amazing breakfast ready for you in the morning


The bread is hot and moist, and the sides are caramelized and a little crispy from brown sugar


There’s a lot of cinnamon flavor, with just a hint of nutmeg.

If you have leftovers, try heating it in the microwave after dinner and serving it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. That combination makes dessert more heavenly!

When preparing it for brunch, try serving it with raspberry sauce, maple syrup, Nutella, candied nuts, strawberries, blueberries, or cream cheese icing.

If you’re doing it in the fall, you could even try serving it with some pumpkin buttercream icing.

What kind of bread should be used for French crockpot toast?

Brioche is the best bread for French toast. The nearby seconds are the French baguette and the challah bread.

If you can’t find any of those, try using bagels or sourdough (though you’d only try if you really love the taste of sourdough).

If you’re really in a pinch, you can use regular bread or even hamburger buns!

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on a plate.” />Is it better to use stale bread for French toast? Yes, it is better to use


or one-day bread when making French toast. This is because the stale bread has lost some moisture, allowing it to absorb more of the tasty egg-cinnamon mixture.

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A fork removing a bite from a portion of French toast casserole.How

can I quickly dry bread

for French toast? You can quickly dry


bread cubes in the oven. Spread the bread cubes on a baking sheet and place the uncovered baking sheet in a preheated oven at 170 F (77 C) for about 15 to 20 minutes. Stir them from time to time so that they dry evenly.


French Toast Casserole Ingredients

You only need 8 ingredients to make this delicious breakfast casserole recipe! You will need


Brioche bread: This is the base of the French toast casserole. Brioche bread has the best texture and flavor for this dish, but there are breads listed above that you can substitute if you can’t find any.

Eggs: These act as a binder and source of moisture for the casserole.

Whole milk: That’s where most of the moisture comes from to rehydrate the bread. By seasoning the liquid with cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla, you give the bread a chance to absorb those flavors and be seasoned from the inside. I prefer to work with whole milk when it is hot, because it has a lower chance of breaking down while heating.

Cinnamon and nutmeg: This is where much of the flavor comes from. I relied more on cinnamon than nutmeg for the flavor of this dish, but if you really like nutmeg, you could add a little more.

Pure vanilla extract: The taste is better in pure vanilla extract than in artificial vanilla

extract, but it will still work with artificial vanilla. The difference is more important in recipes where vanilla is not heated.

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Butter and brown sugar: These combine to make the streusel coating, which then melts and creates the caramelized edges. Those crunchy chunks might really be my favorite part, so definitely don’t skimp on that! Feel free to use light brown sugar or dark brown sugar, whichever is your favorite.

The labeled ingredients for the French toast casserole.

How to make French toast overnight

Start by dehydrating the cubed brioche bread. Once the bread is dehydrated, beat the eggs, milk, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, and vanilla. (See recipe card below for complete printable instructions.)

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Pour the egg-milk mixture over the brioche bread cubes and mix gently to cover evenly.

Pour the egg-milk mixture over cubes of brioche bread.

Cover the bowl, then let the covered bread stand in the fridge for about 4 hours (so that the bread has a chance to absorb all the egg-milk mixture).

Showing what brioche bread cubes look like soaked before and after they rest in the fridge for 4 hours.

Transfer the soaked bread to a greased slow cooker and cook to LOW until well cooked. Please refer to the recipe card below for full written instructions, including ingredient quantities, cooking times and helpful tips, etc.

French toast casserole in a slow cooker right after it finished cooking.

Why is my slow cooker French toast casserole?

There are three reasons why a French toast casserole may be soaked in the center.

  • There was too much liquid, that would only be the case with this recipe if I didn’t dry the bread first.
  • He cooked it at too low a temperature: it is important to cook it on the LOW setting and not on the WARM setting.
  • You didn’t cook it for long enough, just leave it a little longer and it will continue to cook in the center.
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Pour syrup into a serving of Crockpot French toast casserole.

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Christmas recipes

Since this is a Christmas so amazing Morning breakfast – I guess that might be what you’re doing it for. If that’s the case, be sure to check out these other holiday recipes to get into the holiday spirit!

  • Pumpkin Pie Bars
  • Reindeer Cake Pops
  • Jiffy Cornbread Dressing

Breakfast recipes If you like this recipe, be sure to check out our entire breakfast recipes section

! Some readers’ favorites are:

  • Amish Breakfast Casserole
  • Oatmeal Pancakes Bisquick
  • Banana Bread

  • Blueberry Muffins BisquickYou’ll

love this Crockpot French toast! It’s perfect for a crowd and great for Christmas morning! It would be delicious with apple slices added if you want to try it with some fruit.

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