French Toast Casserole

Easy Overnight French Toast Casserole

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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.

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French Toast Casserole using frozen ready dough

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…

You know, I am a big fan of Bridgford Food’s frozen dough. I’ve shared their Monkey Bread, and made a Ham & Brie Casserole and Italian Sliders with it.

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.

French Toast Casserole using frozen ready dough

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
  • Sugar
  • Cinnamon
  • Eggs
  • Milk
  • Maple extract

For the homemade icing you need:

  • Confectioners sugar
  • Milk
  • 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.

French Toast Casserole

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.

Bridgford Ready Dough frozen dough loaves

Divide each loaf into 16 pieces. Place them in the casserole dish, and sprinkle on the sugar and a bit of cinnamon.

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.

pouring the egg and milk mixture over the Overnight French Toast Casserole

Then, cover the casserole with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.

See Below for the Complete Overnight Cinnamon French Toast Casserole Recipe!

Breakfast French Toast Casserole made with frozen dough, eggs, and milk

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.

French Toast Casserole

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Overnight French Toast Casserole

This Easy Overnight French Toast Casserole is 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.

Course Bread, Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cinnamon french toast, french toast bake, french toast casserole, overnight french toast bake, overnight french toast casserole
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Thaw rolls/Refrigerate overnight (optional) 10 hours
Total Time 10 hours 35 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 416 kcal

Ingredients

  • 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)

Icing

  • 1 cup confectioners sugar
  • 2 T milk
  • 1 T maple extract

Instructions

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. The next morning, pull the casserole dish out of the fridge. Let it sit at room temperature while the oven preheats to 350º.

  4. 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.

Recipe Notes

*You can also use a 25 oz. bag of Bridgford Parkerhouse Style rolls instead of the Ready-Dough. Thaw rolls on a covered, greased sheet pan on the counter for 1 hour. Cut rolls in half, and follow directions in step 1.

Nutrition Facts
Overnight French Toast Casserole
Amount Per Serving (8 servings)
Calories 416 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 84mg28%
Sodium 573mg25%
Potassium 55mg2%
Carbohydrates 76g25%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 22g24%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 144IU3%
Calcium 39mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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a bag of frozen ready dough

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. 

Get your discount coupon for Bridgford’s frozen dough here. You can find Bridgford Frozen Bread & Rolls at a retailer near you here.

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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