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Brioche French Toast Casserole

This Brioche French Toast Casserole takes 5 minutes to prepare then just throw it in the oven. Warm buttery brioche bread is topped with a custard egg mixture and lots of cinnamon and sugar.

Why I love this recipe

It is perfect to bake on weekend mornings for breakfast, brunch, or holidays like Easter and Christmas. This super easy French Toast Bake serves 4 and does not need to sit overnight.

French Toast Casserole Brioche with a spatula in a baking dish.
French Toast Casserole Brioche

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Ingredients

(amounts are listed in the recipe card at the bottom of the post)

brioche bread

eggs

heavy cream

granulated sugar

vanilla extract

cinnamon

salt

cinnamon

Optional topping ideas

Powdered sugar, cinnamon sugar, maple syrup, berries and whipped cream

Equipment used in this recipe

How to make Brioche French Toast Casserole

Step 1 – Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

Step 2 – Butter an 8×8 baking dish.

Step 3 – On a cutting board, cut the brioche bread slices into 1-inch cubes and place into the casserole dish.

bread cubes in a baking dish.

Step 4 – In a small bowl, whisk together the eggs.

eggs whisked in a bowl.

Step 5 – In a medium bowl, whisk together ½ teaspoon cinnamon and ¼ cup sugar.

Step 6 – Whisk in heavy cream, beaten eggs, vanilla extract, and salt.

french toast batter whisked in a bowl.

Step 7 – Pour the egg mixture over the bread in the casserole dish. Stir gently to soak all the bread.

Step 8 – Mix the topping ingredients and sprinkle it over the casserole.

unbaked french toast casserole in a baking dish.

Step 9 – Bake in the center of the oven for 25 – 30 minutes.

Step 10 – Allow the casserole to cool for 5 minutes.

Step 11 – Add your favorite toppings, if desired, and serve.

Easy Brioche French Toast Casserole on a plate with a fork.
Easy Brioche French Toast Casserole

Recipe FAQ’s

What is the best kind of bread to use for French toast?

The best kind of bread for French toast and French toast casseroles is any bread that is thick which is why we are using brioche. Day old thick bread works the best.

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Easy Brioche French Toast Casserole on a plate with a fork.

Brioche French Toast Casserole

This Brioche French Toast Casserole takes 5 minutes to prepare then just throw it in the oven. Warm buttery brioche bread is topped with a custard egg mixture and lots of cinnamon and sugar. Ready in 35 minutes!
4.50 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Cool Time 5 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Brunch
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 443 kcal

Ingredients

  • 8 slices brioche bread
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • teaspoon salt

For the topping:

  • ½ Tablespoon granulated sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • Optional Toppings: Powdered sugar, cinnamon sugar, maple syrup, berries and/or whipped cream for serving

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Butter an 8×8 baking dish.
  • On a cutting board, cut the brioche bread slices into 1-inch cubes and place into the casserole dish.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the eggs.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together ½ teaspoon cinnamon and ¼ cup sugar.
  • Whisk in heavy cream, beaten eggs, vanilla extract, and salt.
  • Pour the egg mixture over the bread in the casserole dish. Stir gently to soak all the bread.
  • Mix the topping ingredients and sprinkle it over the casserole.
  • Bake in the center of the oven for 25 – 30 minutes.
  • Allow the casserole to cool for 5 minutes.
  • Add your favorite toppings, if desired, and serve.

Notes

  • It is perfect to bake on weekend mornings for breakfast, brunch, or holidays like Easter and Christmas.
  • This super easy French Toast Bake serves 4 and does not need to sit overnight.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Calories: 443kcalCarbohydrates: 43gProtein: 10gFat: 26gSaturated Fat: 15gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0.02gCholesterol: 149mgSodium: 385mgPotassium: 168mgFiber: 2gSugar: 19gVitamin A: 996IUVitamin C: 0.5mgCalcium: 126mgIron: 2mg
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