The best part of this easy french toast casserole? Most of the work is done overnight while the bread soaks up the yummy custardy mixture. And then is just gets better the next morning when you finish this french toast off with butter, brown sugar and pecans. Absolutely decadent and delicious!

Did you know that French toast dates back to the early 5th century? Talk about an oldie but a goodie! French toast is a wonderfully simple recipe overall and is all about pantry staples.

overnight french toast casserole

This easy overnight French toast casserole uses much of the same traditional French toast ingredients: egg, milk, vanilla, butter and sugar. But instead of having to griddle up each piece, slice by slice, it bakes in the oven and has a little bit of a pecan pie vibe to it. YES! I just said this is like French toast meets a pecan pie. ARE YOU IN?

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And no need to limit it to breakfast time. My family loves doing “breakfast for dinner” and I can assure you it’s delicious no matter the time of the day!

Overnight French Toast Casserole

Overnight French Toast Casserole

This is how we should all wake up in the morning! This easy overnight french toast casserole is easy to make and delicious to serve!


  • 1 French Baguette, cubed
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 1/2 c. whole milk
  • 1 c. butter
  • 2 c. brown sugar
  • 4 tbsp. corn syrup
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/4 c. chopped pecans


  1. The night before serving, place cubed bread pieces in 9x13 baking dish.
  2. In a medium bowl, add eggs, milk, cinnamon and vanilla. Mix together.
  3. Pour egg mixture over bread cubes.
  4. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  5. The morning of serving, preheat oven to 350.
  6. In small saucepan over low heat, melt butter, brown sugar and corn syrup together.
  7. Pour evenly over bread cubes. Sprinkle with pecans.
  8. Bake for 35-40 minutes.
  9. Serve warm with maple syrup..

When I go out for breakfast, I typically order something savory. But I often find myself wanting a little sweetness to balance the flavors. The great thing about this French toast casserole is that you can cut as little or as much as you want from the dish.

French Toast Casserole

It comes out of the oven with a slightly crisp top and the inside is nothing but sweet, fluffy bread. With a drizzle of syrup and a sprinkle of powdered sugar, it’s a treat in every bite!

French Toast Casserole

If you have any leftovers (and I have to say, that’s a BIG if!) this sweet breakfast casserole recipe tastes pretty good heated up the next day. And can I tell you something? It’s even good if you don’t heat it up. I mean, it’s bread and a caramel like syrup with toasty pecans. Sounds good to me any way you serve it up!

You’ll have to let me know if this makes it onto your kitchen table. If you’re a French toast fan, I’m certain it will be a hit. Not a French toast lover? Maybe this French toast casserole will change your mind!

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