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Overnight French Toast Casserole

Overnight French Toast Casserole is an easy breakfast casserole recipe made with crusty French bread soaked in an egg mixture flavoured with ground cinnamon, fresh squeezed orange juice and orange zest.

Overnight French Toast Casserole is an easy breakfast casserole recipe made with crusty French bread soaked in an egg mixture flavoured with ground cinnamon, fresh squeezed orange juice and orange zest.



Overnight French Toast Casserole is an easy make ahead breakfast casserole recipe perfect for holiday brunches.

Overnight French Toast Casserole is an easy breakfast casserole recipe made with crusty French bread soaked in an egg mixture flavoured with ground cinnamon, fresh squeezed orange juice and orange zest.

This tasty french toast casserole is bursting with cinnamon and orange flavours.

Overnight French Toast Casserole is an easy breakfast casserole recipe made with crusty French bread soaked in an egg mixture flavoured with ground cinnamon, fresh squeezed orange juice and orange zest.

This easy breakfast casserole can be prepared the night before, so that all you have do in the morning is pop it in the oven and prepare a simple vanilla glaze.

Printable Recipe Card with a Full List of Ingredients and Instructions is Located at the Bottom of the Post.

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To make this cinnamon french toast casserole, I started by taking a loaf of crusty French bread and cutting it into one and a half in cubes.

crust French bread on a cutting board

I placed all the bread cubes into a greased 9 x 13 inch baking dish and spread them out evenly.

cubes of bread in a baking dish

I dumped some milk and eight eggs into a medium mixing bowl.

eggs and milk in a mixing bowl

I whisked until the eggs were well beaten.

beaten eggs and milk in a mixing bowl

Then I added some orange zest, orange juice, salt, cinnamon, vanilla extract and granulated sugar to the bowl.

ground cinnamon added to beaten eggs in a mixing bowl

Then I continued whisking until the ingredients were well combined.

egg and cinnamon mixture in a mixing bowl

I poured the egg mixture over the bread chunks in the baking dish.

egg and cinnamon mixture poured over bread cubes in a baking dish

Then I placed the lid on the baking dish and put in the the fridge to soak overnight.

If your baking dish does not have a lid just cover it with plastic wrap.

The next morning I removed the baking dish from the fridge and left it on the counter while I preheated the oven to 375F.

french toast casserole before baking

Once the oven was preheated, I covered the dish with aluminum foil and placed it in the oven to bake for 25 minutes.

After 25 minutes I removed the foil and left the casserole to continue baking uncovered for another 15 minutes.

french toast casserole after baking

While the casserole was baking, I prepared a vanilla glaze.

I dumped some milk and vanilla extract into a small mixing bowl and whisked them together.

vanilla extract and milk in a mixing bowl

Then I added some sifted icing sugar to the bowl and whisked until a smooth glaze formed.

vanilla glaze in a mixing bowl

When the casserole was done baking, I drizzled the glaze on top.

Overnight French Toast Casserole is an easy breakfast casserole recipe made with crusty French bread soaked in an egg mixture flavoured with ground cinnamon, fresh squeezed orange juice and orange zest.

Then I sliced and served the casserole.

Overnight French Toast Casserole is an easy breakfast casserole recipe made with crusty French bread soaked in an egg mixture flavoured with ground cinnamon, fresh squeezed orange juice and orange zest.

The orange and cinnamon flavours in this French toast casserole are the perfect pairing.

If you are looking for a simple and delicious make ahead breakfast casserole, then you need to try this Overnight French Toast Casserole!

Overnight French Toast Casserole is an easy breakfast casserole recipe made with crusty French bread soaked in an egg mixture flavoured with ground cinnamon, fresh squeezed orange juice and orange zest.

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Overnight French Toast Casserole

Overnight French Toast Casserole

Overnight French Toast Casserole is an easy breakfast casserole recipe made with crusty French bread soaked in an egg mixture flavoured with ground cinnamon, fresh squeezed orange juice and orange zest.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 5 cups crusty French bread cut into 1 1/2" cubes
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 8 eggs, large
  • 1/2 tbsp orange zest
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar

Vanilla Glaze

  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 icing sugar, sifted

Instructions

  1. Place bread cubes into a greased 9 x 13 inch baking dish and spread them out evenly.
  2. Pour milk and eggs into a medium mixing bowl.
  3. Whisk until eggs are well beaten.
  4. Add orange zest, orange juice, salt, cinnamon, vanilla extract and granulated sugar to the bowl.
  5. Continue whisking until ingredients are well combined.
  6. Pour egg mixture over the bread in the baking dish.
  7. Cover the baking dish with a lid or plastic wrap and place it in the fridge.
  8. Leave the casserole in the fridge overnight so that the bread can soak up the egg mixture.
  9. In the morning remove the casserole from the fridge and leave it on the counter while you preheat the oven to 375F.
  10. Once the oven is preheated, cover the dish with aluminum foil and bake for 25 minutes.
  11. After 25 minutes remove the foil and return the dish to the oven to continue baking for 15 minutes uncovered.
  12. While the casserole is baking, prepare the glaze.
  13. Pour the milk and vanilla extract into a small mixing bowl and whisk.
  14. Add the sifted icing sugar to the mixing bowl gradually while whisking until smooth.
  15. When the casserole is done baking, drizzle the glaze on top.
  16. Serve and enjoy!

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