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Crockpot French Toast Casserole

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.

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Overhead view of Crockpot French Toast Casserole on a white plate with berries and a fork.

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!

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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.

Overhead view of bread cubes and cream cheese in a crockpot.

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.

Overhead view of eggs, milk, brown sugar, vanilla, and salt in a clear mixing bowl.

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. 

Overhead view of wet and dry ingredients for crockpot french toast casserole mixed together in a clear bowl.

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.

Overhead view of ingredients in the crockpot for crockpot french toast casserole.

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!

Overhead view of crockpot french toast casserole after it has slowly cooked.

What to Serve With Crockpot French Toast Casserole

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.
overhead view of a wooden spoon scooping out a serving of crockpot french toast casserole.

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. 

Single serving of crockpot french toast casserole with berries on a white plate with syrup being poured over the top.

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!

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Crockpot French Toast Casserole

Samantha Erb
Crockpot French toast casserole is soft, fluffy, and easy to make in the slow cooker! Made with simple ingredients, it’s perfect for brunch.
4.34 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 5 minutes
Course Breakfast Ideas
Cuisine American
Servings 8 Servings
Calories 450 kcal


French Toast

  • 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
  • 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


Serving: 1gCalories: 450kcalCarbohydrates: 50gProtein: 13gFat: 22gSaturated Fat: 12gPolyunsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 189mgSodium: 557mgFiber: 1gSugar: 26g
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About Samantha

I’ve always had a love of cooking and creating new recipes, so it only made sense to create a food blog so I could share those recipes with you. This site is designed to provide easy and flavorful recipes with as little ingredients as possible. That means you still get great flavor combinations without all that extra time and effort. Read more...

2 thoughts on “Crockpot French Toast Casserole”

  1. How is it safe to leave milk, eggs, & cream cheese at room temperature for more than 2 hours? I’m too scared to risk it 😂

    • Hi Dee,
      I understand your concern. If this is something that makes you turn away from the recipe then you can put the crockpot in the fridge overnight while it soaks up the flavors and then pull it out and cook it. Cooking time may increase due to the mixture being cold instead of room tempature at the beginning of cooking but would give the same results.
      Thanks 🙂

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