Overnight Baked French toast casserole is warm, comforting, wonderful and easy! Get all the prep work done the previous night and next morning just sprinkle the crumb and bake. Spiced with cinnamon this breakfast is the perfect breakfast you want to have during that lazy morning any weather! A warm brunch on a weekend is a delight!
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snacks
1packetFrench bread (or white bread)
1/2cupsugar (I used 3 tablespoon less from 1/2 cup)
1cup heavy cream (or half and half)
1tablespoon vanilla extract
1 teaspooncinnamon powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2cupunsalted butter cut into cubes
Grease a 9 X 13 inch casserole or baking tray with butter.
Use a serrated knife to cube the bread into one inch pieces and put into the casserole.
In a big wide bowl beat eggs, sugar, milk, cream, vanilla extract and salt.
Slowly pour liquid over the bread, evenly over the bread. Cover with cling film and refrigerate it overnight.
In another bowl crumble flour, brown sugar, cinnamon powder, salt and butter cubes. Let the mixture be crumbly. Cover with cling film and chill it in fridge overnight.
Take the casserole out of the fridge when you are ready to bake.
Pre heat the oven to 350 degree F.
Sprinkle the butter-cinnamon-sugar mix generously over the soaked bread.
Bake for 30-35 minutes till browned.
Remove the casserole from the oven. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Cut out a portion of it into a serving plate and drizzle some maple syrup while the baked French toast in still warm. Serve immediately.
The baking time depends on the size of the casserole, and how deep it is. The deeper the casserole the longer it will take to bake to golden brown. Please adjust the time as per your casserole or baking tray size.