This easy brioche French toast casserole is what dreams are made of! Brioche bread that’s dunked in a mixture of cream, cinnamon, and vanilla is baked in the oven. It’s sweet and rich!
Weekday mornings can be really busy in my house. With everyone jetting off to work and school, breakfast is typically something easy like cereal, air fryer scrambled eggs, or banana blueberry oatmeal muffins.
In other words, it has to be quick — and grab-and-go is always a plus.
But when the weekend rolls around and I have more time to spend in the kitchen, I love serving up something a little bit more involved.
That’s where this recipe for easy brioche French toast comes into play! I’ve already shared recipes like these air fryer French toast sticks, and this recipe is even more decadent.
The minute I tried it, I was hooked! I love prepping it on Friday night (it’s best to let it chill overnight in the fridge) so that I can pop it in the oven on Saturday morning. Hello, weekend brunch!
If you’re looking to whip up the best brioche French toast casserole ever, you’ve come to the right place.
Here’s what I’m going to teach you in this post:
- The ingredients you’ll need to make this easy brioche French toast casserole. Most of them are pantry ingredients that you likely have on hand!
- Advice on how to get the most flavor out of these simple ingredients. Hint: let it chill overnight before baking!
- Answers to some questions that may come up when you make this dish yourself.
You won’t have to worry about waking up your family when they smell the sugar and cinnamon aromas that will waft through your home when you make this yummy breakfast dish!
How To Make Brioche French Toast Casserole
A full printable version of this recipe with ingredient measurements is available at the bottom of this post.
STEP ONE: Prep your 3-quart baking dish. Apply non-stick spray or butter all over so nothing sticks, and set aside. Then, cut up the bread into cubes and distribute them evenly in the pan.
STEP TWO: Place the eggs, heavy cream, milk, granulated sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt in a large mixing bowl and whisk to combine.
STEP THREE: Pour the mixture over the bread and press down to make sure that every piece is evenly soaked. Cover the baking dish tightly with plastic wrap and place it in the fridge to chill for at least 8 hours.
That said, if you want to achieve the best brioche French casserole flavor, leave it overnight!
STEP FOUR: When you’re ready to bake, preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Remove the plastic wrap from the pan and place it inside the oven.
STEP FIVE: Bake your casserole for 45-60 minutes, or until it turns golden brown and is baked all the way through.
Serve with your favorite toppings — butter, maple syrup, fresh fruit, or whipped cream are just a few ideas!
Why Is My Brioche French Toast Casserole Soggy?
Be careful to follow the instructions above and on the recipe card below carefully. If you end up with soggy results, it’s likely because you used too much of the egg mixture.
You need to make sure not to over-soak the bread in order to make the best french toast casserole possible.
What Goes With Brioche French Toast Casserole?
As mentioned, you can serve this French toast casserole with maple syrup, butter, fruit, or even whipped cream!
If you want to pair it with a few savory sides for the ultimate weekend brunch, I suggest sautéed mushrooms, bacon, or scrambled eggs.
Does French Toast Casserole Need To Be Refrigerated?
If you have any leftovers, you can store them in an airtight container in the fridge, where they will keep for up to 3 days. Reheat them in the oven or simply in the microwave.
What Bread Is Best For French Toast?
You can technically make French toast with any type of bread, but I swear by brioche.
It’s sweeter and fluffier than other varieties, and it truly makes for the best French toast casserole ever! Some other options would be challah or a day-old baguette!
Other Breakfast Recipes You’ll Love:
- Pumpkin Spice Donuts
- 5-Ingredient Hash Brown Casserole
- Bisquick Coffee Cake Recipe
- Meatless Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole
- 1 14 ounces loaf (day-old) Brioche bread
- 6 large eggs
- 1 ½ cups heavy cream
- ½ cup milk
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Pinch ground nutmeg
- Pinch kosher salt
- SERVE WITH butter, syrup, whipped cream, fresh fruit
- Spray a 3-quart baking dish with non-stick spray (or grease with butter) and set aside.
- Cut the bread into cubes, and evenly distribute in the pan.
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, heavy cream, milk, granulated sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.
- Pour the mixture evenly over the bread, pressing down to ensure every piece is soaked.
- Cover the pan tightly with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for 8 hours, or overnight for best flavor.
- When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Remove the casserole from the refrigerator and take off the plastic wrap.
- Bake for 45-60 minutes, until golden brown and baked through. Serve with syrup and fresh fruit, if desired.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 585Total Fat: 29gSaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 256mgSodium: 470mgCarbohydrates: 66gFiber: 2gSugar: 35gProtein: 15g
This nutrition information is based on the exact products I used in this recipe. Brands and sizes of products could alter exact nutrition and should always be calculated independently.