Make-Ahead French Toast Casserole

Servings: 9 Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 1 hour

This overnight French toast casserole is a perfect option for leisurely weekend breakfasts or special holiday breakfasts. It's a crowd-pleasing breakfast dish that combines the flavors of traditional French toast with rustic sourdough bread. Its straightforward preparation makes it an excellent option for a stress-free morning in the kitchen. Give this family favorite a try today!

Ingredients: – sourdough bread cubes – eggs – whole milk – maple syrup – vanilla extract – cinnamon – salt – butter

Grease a 9-inch square baking dish or casserole dish with butter. Set aside until ready to use.

To a medium bowl, add eggs, milk, maple syrup, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and salt.

Whisk until well combined.

To the prepared baking dish, add ⅓ of the pieces of bread in a single layer. Top with ⅓ of the butter cubes.

Repeat 2 times until all of the bread and butter cubes are in the pan.

Pour the egg and milk mixture over the bread cubes.

Press the bread cubes down into the egg mixture to make sure all of the bread is coated. Cover with a piece of greased aluminum foil. Refrigerate for at least 8 hours, or up to 24 hours before baking.

The next morning, place the covered pan in a cold oven. Heat the oven to 350°F and bake for 50 minutes.

Remove the foil and bake for an additional 10 minutes, or until the top of the casserole is golden brown, the butter is bubbly, and the internal temperature reaches 160°F. Remove the pan from the oven and let the casserole rest for 5-10 minutes before serving.

Serve hot and drizzle with maple syrup. Enjoy!