This Brioche French Toast Casserole is the best! It's buttery and rich and full of cinnamon flavor. Best part?
It's an easy recipe that requires minimal prep time! If you're looking for an easy breakfast casserole that the whole family will love, this recipe is for you!
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This is easily the best french toast I've ever made. Ever make a dish, take a bite, and shock yourself at how good it is?
This is one of those recipes.
It's got that classic french toast taste. Buttery brioche bread, dipped in a mix of brown sugar, whole milk, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and eggs baked in a butter and topped with maple syrup and fresh berries! Can you say "perfect breakfast"? It's so so good.
Sunday mornings as a kid were not complete without a baked french toast casserole. And don't get me started on Christmas morning - between my mom's french toast recipe and my Dad's eggs, this hearty breakfast kept us full until dinner.
Now this easy french toast casserole recipe is my childhood favorite - but taken to a whole new level. It's thick slices of brioche bread dipped in a rich custard mixture and cooked in butter and brown sugar.
For toppings? I used a little whipped cream, fresh blueberries, and buttermilk syrup. Nothing beats a delicious breakfast, it's literally my favorite easy breakfast casserole that everyone loves!
Brioche bread: this is my favorite bread for french toast!
Butter: for that rich buttery taste!
Eggs: eggs act as a binding agents and really help to seal in all of the flavor from the sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Keep in mind you'll need a large mixing bowl to whisk everything together!
Milk: milk works with the eggs to form the basis of the custard.
Brown sugar: for sweetness and beautiful caramel flavors that make this easy brioche french toast delectable!
Cinnamon and Nutmeg: a necessity in any french toast recipe!
Kosher salt: I prefer using kosher salt because it's less salty than table salt. It also dissolves well in the custard and really brings all of the flavors together.
Store leftovers in an airtight container or cover with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator. It will last for about 3-4 days.
To reheat your leftover french toast, I recommend placing in the oven or air fryer. I do not recommend microwaving it as it can become soggy.
After the french toast is baked, you can store it in the freezer for up to 2 months. Make sure to allow the french toast to cool completely then wrap tightly and place in a freezer safe airtight container.
French toast is really good with classic breakfast side dishes like eggs, home fries, hash browns, or event a bowl of oatmeal or cereal. Also, bacon or sausage of course too! I love slathering some softened butter on my french toast and enjoying it with a cup of coffee!
No, it does not have to be stale. If you're worried about your bread being too soft, you can toast it in the oven prior to dipping into the milk mixture, however, this is not mandatory. For this recipe, fresh or stale toasts works.
Brioche, Challah, Texas Toast or Pullman Loaf, French bread, or Croissants are all ideal breads for french toast. For the best results, use thick, dense breads that absorb liquid well.
For this recipe, you do not need to soak the french toast (unless you want to). However, many french toast recipes call for soaking french toast for at least 20 minutes. If you want to prepare this as an overnight french toast casserole recipe, you can soak it in the refrigerator, overnight, covered with plastic wrap to enjoy the next day.
When dunking the french toast in the custard, the individual pieces of french toast only need to be coated in the mixture for about 5-10 seconds.
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