Looking for an impressive dish to serve up on Sunday brunch? I’ve got you covered! My Crockpot French toast casserole is sweet, soft, and full of yummy brown sugar and vanilla.
Weekday breakfast in my house is all about convenience. My family and I are often busy in the mornings, so I try to serve things that are quick and easy to make. Some of my go-to’s include banana blueberry oatmeal muffins, air fryer breakfast burritos, and air fryer pop tarts. But when the weekend rolls around, I typically have a lot more time on my hands, meaning I can make something a bit more elaborate.
We love enjoying a leisurely brunch on Saturday and Sunday mornings, and I’m always on the lookout for tasty dishes to serve up.
My crockpot French toast casserole was an absolute slam dunk at our most recent brunch. It takes all of the yumminess associated with French toast and turns it into a casserole that can serve up to 8 people.
Simply load up the ingredients in the crockpot and cook it low and slow or hot and fast (well, relatively fast). Voila, slow cooker French toast is served!
How to Make Crockpot 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 crockpot by spraying it with nonstick cooking spray, then add the bread cubes with cream cheese to the bottom of the slow cooker.
STEP TWO: Beat the milk with the eggs in a large mixing bowl, then add the brown sugar, vanilla, and salt. Mix again until well combined, then pour the mixture over the bread cubes and gently toss to coat.
STEP THREE: Add the flour, sugar, and butter to a large bowl and cut the butter in until it’s evenly mixed. Sprinkle it on top of the bread mixture and secure the lid on the Crockpot. Let it sit overnight so that the bread soaks up all of the flavors.
STEP FOUR: When your overnight crock pot French toast has finished soaking, cook it on Low for 4 hours or High for 2 hours. Serve it while it’s hot with berries, butter, and maple syrup!
What to Serve With Crockpot French Toast Casserole
- Air Fryer Cinnamon Rolls
- Air Fryer Bacon
- Sausage in the Air Fryer
- Air Fryer Scrambled Eggs
- Air Fryer Crescent Rolls
- Air Fryer Breakfast Potatoes
- Fruit Salad
Variations for Slow Cooker French Toast
- Switch up the bread. You can always make slow cooker French toast with regular bread, but you could also use brioche.
- Use cinnamon rolls instead. You could even make this recipe with cinnamon rolls for an extra decadent breakfast treat!
- Add a bit of cinnamon. You’ll notice that my overnight crock pot French toast recipe doesn’t include cinnamon. I think the brown sugar does a great job of adding more rich flavor, but you can for sure add a few pinches of cinnamon if you’d like.
- Serve with flavored maple syrup like blueberry or raspberry.
- Add a dollop of whipped cream on top for even sweeter French toast.
How Do You Keep French Toast Casserole From Getting Soggy?
You’ll end up with a soggy crockpot French toast casserole if you dunk your bread of choice directly in the eggs and sugar mixture. You’ll notice that you avoid all of that with my recipe!
It’s the reason why I recommend adding the bread and cream cheese together before adding the eggs and sugar. You should end up with perfect results every time!
What is Slow Cooker French Toast Casserole Made Of?
All recipes will vary, but most include bread, butter, sugar, eggs, milk, and vanilla.
I add a healthy helping of cream cheese to my overnight crock pot French toast to make it even richer and more decadent.
Should You Dry Out Bread For French Toast Casserole?
Some chefs swear by this technique. In fact, the original recipe for French toast relies on slightly stale bread as it soaks up all of the other ingredients really nicely.
You can use older bread for this crockpot French toast casserole, but it’s also not required.
What Kind of Bread is Best for French Toast?
You can use your preference! You’ll note above you can make this recipe with regular bread, brioche, or even with cinnamon rolls!
Use what you have on hand, or if you have a preferred type of bread, go for it!
More Breakfast Recipes
- Sweet Cream Pancakes
- Bananas Foster Pancakes
- 5-Ingredient Hash Brown Casserole
- Bisquick Coffee Cake Recipe
- Tater Tot Casserole With No Meat
More French Toast Recipes
- Hawaiian Bread French Toast
- Brioche French Toast Casserole
- Air Fryer French Toast
- French Toast Pancakes
- Air Fryer French Toast Sticks
- 8 cups cubed bread
- 8 oz. cream cheese, cubed
- 2 ½ cups milk
- 6 large eggs
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup flour
- ⅓ cup brown sugar
- ¼ cup butter (cold)
- Spray crock pot with cooking spray, then add bread cubes and the cream cheese to the bottom of the dish
- In a large mixing bowl, beat the milk with the eggs, brown sugar, vanilla and salt, pour over the bread cubes and toss to evenly coat (be gentle to not break the bread)
- Place the flour sugar and butter in a large bowl and cut the butter in until evenly mixed
- Sprinkle topping over the bread mixture and place lid on the pot and allow to soak overnight
- Cook on low for 4 hours or high for 2 hours
- Serve warm with berries and maple syrup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 450Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 189mgSodium: 557mgCarbohydrates: 50gFiber: 1gSugar: 26gProtein: 13g
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.