Cinnamon French Toast Casserole

cinnamon baked french toast

I’ve been on a crazy cooking/baking fest lately and am discovering so many great recipes that my family loves. My grocery list is a mile long because of all the new stuff I want to try. I’ve been trying to do at least a experiment new recipe a day for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Today we made french toast casserole. I love cooking and I like finding toddler friendly recipes because Adam is quite the chef too. We are working with only a little bit of counter space (when you add a toddler into the mix!) so we are investing in a kitchen cart soon (soo excited!!). I also want some “fancy” cutting boards because my cheap Ikea boards are going to cut it for much longer.

Today’s recipe is a super yummy breakfast dish, or is it dessert?! Cinnamon French Toast casserole. Yum Yum Yum times a lot. It’s really easy to prepare, which you do the day before and pop in the oven the next morning. DH is a HUGE fan of this french toast casserole and he isn’t a french toast guy!

Gather your ingredients: a loaf of french bread, eggs, vanilla, sugar, butter, milk, heavy whipping cream, sugar, flour, brown sugar, sal and cinnamon.

Tear the french bread (day old works best) into chunks and fill a greased baking pan with the bread chunks.

Crack the eggs into a bowl. Add the milk, cream and vanilla. Then add the sugar and whisk it all together. Pour the egg mixture evenly over the bread chunks. Cover it up tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate over night.

You can also prepare the cinnamon topping ahead of time too!  Stir together the flour, cinnamon, brown sugar and salt. Throw in some butter and use a fork to mix it all up. Make sure all the butter is broken down into tiny pieces. Place in Ziploc and put in the fridge overnight.

The next morning, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Sprinkle the cinnamon mixture over the bread. Use it all, it’s yummy! Bake for an hour and enjoy with fruit, syrup and more butter ;)

I’m linking up Tasty Tuesday with Little BGCG who made yummy S’mores Pudding Pie!


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Cinnamon French Toast Casserole
Recipe type: Breakfast
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Serves: 12

  • 1 loaf of French Bread
  • 7 eggs
  • 2 cups of milk
  • ½ cups of heavy whipping cream
  • ¾ cups of sugar
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • For the Topping:
  • ½ cups of flour
  • ½ cups brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick of butter, cut into slices

  1. Tear bread into chunks and put in a greased baking dish.
  2. Mix together the eggs, milk, cream, sugar and vanilla. Pour evenly over bread chunks. Cover tightly and store in the fridge overnight.
  3. Stir together the flour, salt, brown sugar and cinnamon. Add butter slices and mix with a fork (or pastry knife) and it “crumbles”. Store in a container or Ziploc and place in fridge.
  4. The next day, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Sprinkle the cinnamon flour crumble over the bread chunks.
  5. Bake for one hour, or until it is no longer liquid-y.
  6. Top with butter and syrup and enjoy!

Recipe adapted from The Pioneer Woman


  1. Looks delicious – just as all of your other dishes have! Yum!

  2. OMG, this looks amazing, something my son would actually eat! I am totally going to try to make this!

  3. My kids also love their french toast! I will so have to try this out! Look at you with all of this cooking/baking!

  4. Oh, that looks good. I must try this at home. Following you on facebook (Hope Jackson) from the Mom Bloggers Club. Would love it if you would visit and LIKE my page:

  5. That looks awesome. Man, I wish my husband would eat baked french toast.

  6. This looks absolutely amazing. Way better than the oatmeal I made this morning. But, perhaps not conducive to a bikini this summer lol.

  7. Vashti M says:

    Oh baby that looks SO good (insert Homer Simpson drool). I’m bookmarking this for Christmas morning breakfast!!

  8. looks like bread pudding, which i love. yum!

  9. That looks so yummy! B would love this!

  10. Hmm! Looks delicious! And great for a special treat! Maybe I will use it this weekend to make a special treat for my Liam’s first birthday!

  11. Great job!

  12. Yummy!!!!! I need to get inspired by you – I’m the worst at cooking/baking/all things involving food.

  13. I’m gonna have to try this one – YUM!!!

  14. Om, nom, nom, nom. I just want to sit down and eat that with a giant glass of milk right now. That is all.

  15. This looks way too good. I can’t make it with just me and D in the house … we’d eat it all!

  16. Kristen says:

    looks sooo yummy

  17. Your yummy recipes always leave my mouth watering :)

  18. HOLY. MONKEYS. That looks sinfully amazing. I cannot WAIT to try this. Perhaps after I lose 80 lbs this will be my reward. :) I am salivating like one of Pavolv’s dogs right now. nom nom nom!

  19. Yum! This is nearly identical to my recipe for Bread Pudding. love that stuff!

  20. I had something like this at a retreat. Glad to get a recipe for it. Looks amazing!

  21. Looks and sounds yummy to me!

  22. Rachel N says:

    Where do you get all the amazing recipes from? Everything you post on here sounds so good!

  23. Oh wow this looks mouth watering

  24. Kirstin O'Donnell says:

    looks yummy… so going to try this….

  25. Kirstin O'Donnell says:

    made this last night and pooped it in the oven this morning… it was fast to prepare and easy to put in the oven in the morning… my hubby just loves it….

  26. Anne Taylor says:

    Oh My God……

    when are you going to invite me over lololol

    this looks mindboggling fantastic!

  27. Wow! this recipe has me drooling. And I love that you make it the night before so you can just pop it in the oven the morning you want to serve it. Such a good idea!

  28. How is this different than bread pudding? I have been enjoying essentially the same thing for 50 years.

  29. Daniela N. says:

    This looks phenomenal! This fantastic recipe looks so gooey and delicious, I can not wait to try this for breakfast!!!

  30. Nicole U says:

    This looks so good! I have tried making French Toast and it takes some practice for me to get it right. I love that you throw all the ingredients into the dish and cook. My kind of recipe :)

  31. Sandy VanHoey says:

    My grandson would be in love with this one. He loves the cinnamon french toast sticks and your recipe looks too good. Never heard of it before which is great because I love trying new recipes like this.

  32. this is quite a recipe! i bet i will love this :)

    thanks for sharing :)

  33. Say “no” to drugs!

  34. Janet W. says:

    I would love to try this recipe! My family loves anything with Cinnamon!


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