Cinnamon Baked French Toast is a casserole that you can throw together the night before and bake the next morning. It makes a delicious breakfast or brunch, serve with your favorite syrup.
I love breakfast, I would have to say that it is my favorite meal of the day. So, I am excited to share this easy delicious recipe today.
As I mentioned you can make this the night before and bake it in the morning. The topping is not added to the casserole until it is ready to put into the oven, but don’t worry that can be made the night before also, just store in a separate container.
The French toast bake turns out fluffy with soft custard soaked bread on the bottom and the crumble mixture adds a little sweet crunch. Perfect to serve on Sunday morning.
- Use a sturdy bread that can be cut into cubes, but one that can soak up the egg custard that is poured over the top.
- You can use stale bread if you have it on hand, but the bread does not have to stale in order to make a good overnight French toast casserole.
- Make sure not to have too much liquid to the toast, this will cause the bottom of the casserole to be soggy. You want this dish to have a soft bottom with a crisp top.
- You can serve this French toast straight from the oven.
- Serve the casserole with your favorite syrup or fruit.
- Store leftover in the refrigerator in an airtight container.
- To reheat simply use the microwave and heat to the desired temperature. I think it tastes good as when it is first baked.
Steps for making Cinnamon Baked French Toast
Grease a 9 by 13-inch pan with butter and set aside.
Tear or cube a loaf of sturdy bread into cubes and place them evenly in the prepared baking dish.
Mix together the eggs, milk, cream, sugar, and vanilla in a large container.
Pour the mixture evenly over the cubed bread. Cover tightly and place in the refrigerator overnight. Plastic wrap or aluminum foil works well.
In a medium bowl mix the flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and butter. Mix together until it is combined. Cover and place in the refrigerator overnight.
In the morning preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Sprinkle the topping over top of the bread mixture.
Place in the oven and bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until the topping is nicely browned.
Serve with your favorite syrup or top with fresh fruit.
I have more easy breakfast recipes. Check these out:
Cinnamon Baked French Toast
- 16 ounce bread cubed
- 8 large eggs
- 1 1/2 cup milk
- 1 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 cup flour
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup butter cut into pieces
- Grease a 9 by 13-inch pan with butter and set aside.
- Cut the bread into cubes and place them in the prepared pan evenly.
- In a medium bowl add the eggs and lightly beat. Add the milk, cream, vanilla, and sugars and mix well.
- Pour the egg mixture evenly over the cubed bread. Cover tightly and place in the refrigerator overnight.
- In another medium bowl combine the flour, 3/4 cup brown sugar, cinnamon, salt, and butter. Mix until well combined. Cover and place in the refrigerator overnight.
- In the morning preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- Sprinkle the topping evenly over top of the bread mixture.
- Place in the oven and bake for 45 to 50 minutes.
- Serve with your favorite syrup or/and fresh fruit.
- Use a sturdy bread that will cube well, but still soak up the custard.
- Refrigerate overnight and cover tightly.
- If you have leftover you had reheat in the microwave until the desired temperature.
This recipe was originally published on December 28, 2012. It has been updated with new content and pictures on April 9, 2020.