Make mornings easy with this overnight baked French toast casserole recipe. Prep the night before and bake the next morning. Enjoy this oat and streusel topped french toast with fresh fruit, or Greek yogurt.
For the casserole:
1 loaf of bread, cut or torn into small pieces (try bread such as light multigrain, sourdough, or french bread)
2 cups milk
1/2 cup cream
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 Tbsp vanilla
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
For the topping:
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup oats
4 Tbsp cold butter
Fresh Fruit to serve after baking
- Grease or spray 9×13 casserole baking dish.
- Add bread cubes to the greased baking dish.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine eggs, milk, cream, brown sugar, vanilla, and spices. Whisk to combine.
- Pour egg mixture over bread cubes, making sure bread cubes soak up the mixture by gently poking and stirring with a fork or spoon.
- Cover and refrigerate overnight (or if making the same day, let sit for at least 20 minutes).
- Heat oven to 350F.
- Remove baking dish from the fridge while the oven heats up.
- While oven is heating, make streusel topping by combining cinnamon, salt, oats and butter in a bowl. Working with a pastry cutter, a fork, or your hands, begin cutting the butter into the mixture, until the mixture becomes crumbly.
- Uncover the baking dish and sprinkle the topping over the top of soaked bread cubes.
- Place the baking dish in the heated oven. Bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour.
- Remove from oven and cool slightly before serving with fruit.
Serve with fresh fruit – your choice! Any fruit is delicious here!
This is also great with Greek yogurt!
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