French Toast With Minimal Effort

by | Apr 2024

Brioche French Toast Casserole

Brioche French Toast Casserole. Photo: Greens & Chocolate

I love a good breakfast casserole that can be prepped ahead of time. This Brioche French Toast Casserole is absolutely perfect for an occasion like Easter morning, but it’s also simple and easy enough for a random Saturday morning. Buttery brioche bread is perfect for a French toast casserole as it holds up well and is slightly sweet. When topped with a cinnamon streusel, this is a perfect decadent breakfast.

Brioche French Toast Casserole

Prep Time: 15 minutes plus overnight resting time
Cook Time: 55 minutes

Serves: 8

French Toast:

  • 15 oz. brioche loaf cut into cubes
  • 8 large eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. salt


  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 2 Tbsp. flour
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon

Place brioche cubes in a greased 9×13 baking dish. In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, cream, brown sugar, vanilla extract, cinnamon and salt. Pour the egg mixture evenly over the bread. In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, flour, and cinnamon and then add the cold butter. Cut the butter in with a fork until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle the topping over the French toast casserole. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, or preferably overnight. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Cover the casserole with foil and bake for 30 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for another 20 to 25 minutes, or until the middle is set.  Serve topped with maple syrup or powdered sugar.

Contributed by Taylor Ellingson of Greens & Chocolate. Find her cookbooks on Amazon.

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