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Overnight French Toast Casserole

  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 2 hr 0 min
  • Servings 12

French toast and caramel rolls all rolled into one fantastic make-ahead breakfast dish! ...MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

3
tablespoons butter, melted
1
cup packed light brown sugar
1 1/2
cups 1% milk
1
tablespoon vanilla
1
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4
teaspoon ground ginger
1/8
teaspoon salt
8
eggs, slightly beaten
1
loaf (1 lb) unsliced French or Italian crusty bread, cut into 1-inch cubes (about 16 cups)
1/4
cup pecans, chopped
Maple syrup, if desired

Steps

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  • 1
    Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) baking dish with cooking spray. In small bowl, mix butter and brown sugar. Spread evenly in baking dish.
  • 2
    In large bowl, beat milk, vanilla, cinnamon, ginger, salt and eggs with whisk until smooth. Stir in bread cubes. Spoon into baking dish over brown sugar mixture. Sprinkle evenly with pecans.
  • 3
    Cover tightly, and refrigerate at least 1 hour but no longer than 12 hours.
  • 4
    When read to bake, heat oven to 350°F. Remove cover from baking dish at least 10 minutes while preheating oven. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown on top.
  • 5
    Remove from oven. Immediately place heatproof serving plate or tray upside down on baking dish; carefully turn plate and baking dish over. Leave baking dish over rolls 1 minute; remove baking dish. Use rubber spatula to remove any caramel mixture left in bottom of baking dish; spread over top of French toast bake. Serve warm drizzled with maple syrup.

Expert Tips

  • When looking for bread to use in this recipe, steer clear of the long thin baguette style for this dish. Look for the larger, softer version of French bread.
  • Serve this breakfast dish with a side of fresh berries, peaches or bananas.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
290
Calories from Fat
80
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
14%
Saturated Fat
3 1/2g
17%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
135mg
44%
Sodium
300mg
13%
Potassium
170mg
5%
Total Carbohydrate
42g
14%
Dietary Fiber
1g
5%
Sugars
21g
Protein
10g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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