French Toast Casserole

Easy Overnight French Toast Casserole

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This Overnight French Toast Casserole is a delicious breakfast dish that everyone loves! The easy breakfast casserole features a maple custard inside with a creamy icing glaze on top. And, it’s just in time to serve for breakfast on Easter morning.

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This year, many of us won’t be celebrating like previous Easters. Americans will watch church services on television or online rather than attending in person. Easter Eggs Hunts have been canceled. And, most of our extended family gatherings for Easter dinner won’t happen.

French Toast Casserole

Life is a little different right now, and we are all trying to find a temporary normal in our lives. Which includes this Easter, our first holiday under this new social distancing.

Food has always been something that brings people together. So, here’s an idea: share a recipe with your loved ones and you can all enjoy the same breakfast on Easter morning. Or for your Easter dinner. Near or far, you can still connect through food.

Last month, I started thinking of making something special to serve on Easter. A dish that would be perfect for breakfast or brunch. As I looked around in my freezer, I spied my frozen dough.

You know, I am a big fan of Bridgford Food’s frozen dough. I’ve shared their Monkey Bread, and made a Ham & Brie Casserole and Italian Sliders with it.

The Ham & Brie Casserole was such a hit, that I wanted to make a scrumptious breakfast casserole. Something that was make-ahead and overnight easy. And, here it is – The Overnight French Toast Casserole.

French Toast Casserole

Well, thanks to Bridgford’s Ready-Dough, making this breakfast casserole is simple. You prepare it ahead, then pop it in the oven. Plus, it’s so easy that the kids can help make it.

French Toast Casserole Easy Prep

Ready-Dough comes in a three pack of frozen bread dough loaves. This recipe uses two loaves, so you’ll have one left. Use it to make my bread twist recipe for a yummy dessert.

Bridgford Ready Dough

First, let the two loaves thaw on the countertop for a few hours. The dough should be cold, but easy to cut.

Divide each loaf into 16 pieces. Place them in the casserole dish. Sprinkle on the sugar.

Next, make the maple custard. Beat 4 eggs and 1/2 cup of milk. Add the maple extract and cinnamon. Pour it over the bread.

Overnight French Toast Casserole

Then, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.

Breakfast French Toast Casserole

In the morning, pull the french toast casserole out of the fridge. Preheat the oven to 350º. Bake for 20-25 minutes, then let cool for 15 minutes.

While the French Toast Casserole is cooling, mix the creamy icing together. Then drizzle it over the casserole and serve.

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French Toast Casserole
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Overnight French Toast Casserole

This make-ahead breakfast or brunch casserole is amazing and it is so easy! Dump the ingredients into the casserole dish, refrigerate overnight, and bake it in the morning.

Course Bread, Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Casserole, Make Ahead, One Pot Meal, Rolls, Bread
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Thaw rolls/Refrigerate overnight (optional) 10 hours
Total Time 10 hours 35 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 416 kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 loaves Bridgford Ready-Dough (see notes below)
  • 1/4 cup cane sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 2 tsp maple extract (can substitute vanilla extract)

Icing

  • 1 cup confectioners sugar
  • 2 T milk
  • 1 T maple extract

Instructions

  1. Let the Ready Dough defrost on the countertop in a greased casserole dish covered with plastic wrap for 2-3 hours. Cut each loaf into 16 pieces. Place in the greased casserole dish. Sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon.

  2. In a small bowl, beat 4 eggs with 1/2 cup milk. Stir in maple extract. Pour over the bread pieces. Cover casserole dish with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.

  3. The next morning, pull the casserole dish out of the fridge. Let it sit at room temperature while the oven preheats to 350º.

  4. Bake casserole for 20-25 minutes. Let cool for 15 minutes.While the casserole is cooling, mix the ingredients for the icing together until smooth. Drizzle over the casserole and serve.

Recipe Notes

*You can also use a 25 oz. bag of Bridgford Parkerhouse Style rolls. Thaw rolls on a covered, greased sheet pan on the counter for 1 hour. Cut rolls in half, and follow directions in step 1.

Nutrition Facts
Overnight French Toast Casserole
Amount Per Serving (8 servings)
Calories 416 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 84mg28%
Sodium 573mg25%
Potassium 55mg2%
Carbohydrates 76g25%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 22g24%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 144IU3%
Calcium 39mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

This French Toast Casserole makes a stunning presence on your table

French Toast Casserole

and, it’s truly irresistible. Everyone will love this…

French Toast Casserole

Pro Tip: I recommend keeping Bridgford frozen dough in your freezer, like I do. Their Ready-Dough and Parkerhouse Style Rolls are easy and so versatile! Just thaw, bake, and serve. It’s that effortless.

Bridgford frozen dough and rolls are perfect for pizza dough, mini-buns, donuts, garlic knots, pizza rolls, a breakfast casserole, and so much more. Bridgford’s does the prep, with quality non-GMO ingredients and cane sugar, so you don’t have to. 

Now, go make something delicious!

This post was sponsored by Bridgford Foods. All views are my own and based on my own personal experience using Bridgford’s products. 

Get your discount coupon for Bridgford’s frozen dough here. You can find Bridgford Frozen Bread & Rolls at a retailer near you here.

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