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This Easy Overnight French Toast Casserole recipe makes a delicious breakfast dish that everyone loves! It features cinnamon french toast, a maple custard inside, and a creamy icing glaze on top. Prep this easy breakfast casserole the night before with frozen dough, and then just bake in the morning when you’re ready to enjoy.
Life is a little different right now, and we are all trying to find a new normal in our lives. Which includes that beloved tradition of having frequent weekend brunches and holiday breakfasts with our family and friends.
Food has always been something that brings people together. So, here’s an idea: share a recipe with your loved ones! It’s fun planning to enjoy the same breakfast together or “together” on those special holidays or for a relaxed virtual Sunday brunch. Near or far, you can still connect through food.
This Easy Overnight French Toast Casserole recipe is perfect for sharing, whenever and however you can!
Using Frozen Dough
In March I started thinking of making something special to serve on Easter. I wanted a dish that that everyone would love and be perfect for breakfast or brunch. As I looked around in my freezer, I spied my frozen dough…
The Ham & Brie Casserole was such a hit, that I wanted to make a scrumptious breakfast casserole. Something that was make-ahead and overnight easy. And, here it is – The Best Overnight Cinnamon French Toast Casserole.
Well, thanks to Bridgford’s Ready-Dough, making this breakfast casserole is simple. You prepare it the night before, then pop it in the oven in the morning. Plus, it’s so easy that the kids can help make it.
What Ingredients are in Cinnamon French Toast Casserole
Along with using pre-made dough, this French toast casserole recipe only requires a handful of simple ingredients. You probably have these items already in your kitchen.
To make the cinnamon maple casserole you need:
- Brigford Ready-Made Dough
- Maple extract
For the homemade icing you need:
- Confectioners sugar
- Maple extract
If maple extract isn’t readily available, feel free to substitute with vanilla extract. The maple does give this dish that extra authentic french toast taste, but your casserole will still be delicious with a hint of vanilla flavor.
Either way serve with a side of maple syrup for a complete french toast breakfast.
How to Make Easy Overnight French Toast Casserole
Ready-Dough comes in a three pack of frozen bread dough loaves. This recipe only uses two loaves, so you’ll have one left. Use it to make my bread twist recipe for a yummy dessert.
Here’s how to bake the best make-ahead cinnamon French toast breakfast casserole:
First, let the two loaves thaw on the countertop for a few hours. The dough should be cold, but easy to cut.
Next, make the maple custard. Beat 4 eggs and 1/2 cup of milk. Add the maple extract and the rest of the cinnamon. Pour the mixture over the dough.
Then, cover the casserole with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
See Below for the Complete Overnight Cinnamon French Toast Casserole Recipe!
In the morning, pull the french toast casserole out of the fridge, and preheat the oven to 350º. Bake for 20-25 minutes, then let cool for 15 minutes.
While the cinnamon French Toast Casserole is cooling, mix the creamy icing together. Then drizzle it over the casserole and serve.
Get the Recipe Here:
Overnight French Toast Casserole
- Casserole dish
- 2 loaves Bridgford Ready-Dough (see notes below)
- 1/4 cup cane sugar
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 4 eggs
- 1/2 cup whole milk
- 2 tsp maple extract (can substitute vanilla extract)
- 1 cup confectioners sugar
- 2 T milk
- 1 T maple extract
- Let the Ready Dough defrost on the countertop in a greased casserole dish covered with plastic wrap for 2-3 hours. Cut each loaf into 16 pieces. Place in the greased casserole dish. Sprinkle the pieces of dough with sugar and cinnamon.
- In a small bowl, beat 4 eggs with 1/2 cup milk. Stir in maple extract, and pour the mixture over the bread pieces. Cover the casserole dish with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
- The next morning, pull the casserole dish out of the fridge. Let it sit at room temperature while the oven preheats to 350º.
- Bake casserole for 20-25 minutes. Let cool for 15 minutes.While the casserole is cooling, mix the ingredients for the icing together until smooth. Drizzle over the casserole and serve.
Here are more easy breakfast recipes you’ll love:
Bridgford frozen dough and rolls are perfect for pizza dough, mini-buns, donuts, garlic knots, pizza rolls, a breakfast casserole, and so much more. Bridgford’s does the prep, with quality non-GMO ingredients and cane sugar, so you don’t have to.
This post was sponsored by Bridgford Foods. All views are my own and based on my own personal experience using Bridgford’s products.
TFN Tip: I recommend keeping Bridgford frozen dough in your freezer, like I do. Their Ready-Dough and Parkerhouse Style Rolls are easy and so versatile! Just thaw, bake, and serve. It’s that effortless.
Now, go make something delicious!
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