Overnight French Toast Casserole
Overnight French Toast Casserole ~ delicious blend of brioche bread and familiar French Toast spices baked in a custard blend.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
French Toast Casserole:
- 1 loaf of brioche bread (approximately 14 ounces, ‘day old’ best)
- 8 eggs
- 2 cups whole milk
- ¾ cup heavy cream
- ¾ cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons vanilla
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- Butter for buttering the baking dish
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup cold butter, cubed
- 3/4 cup pecans, chopped
Cube the bread. If it’s really fresh and still soft and fluffy, let it set out for a little while on a baking sheet.
Using 1 tablespoon of softened butter, ‘grease’ the baking dish then add the cubed brioche.
Whisk the eggs, milk, heavy cream, sugar, vanilla and cinnamon together then pour it evenly over the top of the bread.
Cover and refrigerate the casserole.
Blend the praline ingredients together using a fork. Store the praline in an airtight container until morning.
Before baking, crumble the praline onto the top of the casserole. Using your fingers, gently press down.
Bake at 375° for about 40 minutes or until it’s puffed and cooked through. The last 3-4 minutes of baking place the casserole dish to the lowest rack in the oven.