Cinnamon French Toast Casserole

Prep Time:

20 Minutes

Cook Time:

1.5 Hours

Serves:

8 Servings

Level:

Beginner

About the Recipe

You’ll start out with half a loaf of French Bread and then cut it into cubes. I am going to be a stickler for this one, because while you could substitute other breads, it really just won’t have that perfect flavor and texture. After you chop up the bread, then next melt some butter in a small sauce pan and stir in a cup of brown sugar. This is the bottom layer of your French Toast Casserole and it gives it an amazing caramelly flavor once it’s been baked. Next you’ll add in your bread cubes, then pour a mixture of eggs, milk, cinnamon, and vanilla over the top. Pop it into the oven and bake for about 30 minutes, and you are on your way to one of the most yummy breakfasts you’ll ever sink a fork in to! Really, I mean it!

Ingredients

  • ½ a loaf of French bread, (about 8 oz) cut into cubes

  • ½ cup butter

  • 1 cup packed brown sugar

  • 6 eggs

  • 2 cups milk

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon, divided


Optional ingredients:

  • 1 Tablespoon brown sugar, for topping

  • powdered sugar for topping, optional

Preparation

Step 1

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Butter a 13x9 inch baking pan and set aside.


Step 2

In a small sauce pan, melt butter over medium heat. Once butter has melted, stir in brown sugar until dissolved and mixture is smooth. Pour mixture into the bottom of a 9x13 pan and spread evenly.


Step 3

Add bread cubes to the pan, spreading over the top of the brown sugar/butter mixture.


Step 4

In a medium sized bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, vanilla, and 1 tsp of cinnamon. Pour egg mixture over the top of bread cubes, insuring that all pieces of bread are saturated. Sprinkle with remaining 1 teaspoon of cinnamon and 1 tablespoon of brown sugar.


Step 5

Bake in preheated oven for 25-30 minutes until top is golden brown. Remove from oven and sprinkle with powdered sugar if desired. Enjoy!