This Baked French Toast Casserole is great for breakfast. It is sweet and indulgent, ready to get your day started on the right foot. You can make it the night before and put it in the fridge In the morning you can throw this bitch in the oven and you are ready to go. If you have some fresh fruit it can make a nice side dish to cut through the sweetness. Or just go full unhealthy, we are not here to judge. Either way, start your day off with this tasty bastard!




  • 1 loaf Challah, Brioche, or French Bread (14-16 ounces)
  • 6 large Eggs
  • 2 cups Whole Milk
  • 3/4 cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract

Sweet Cream Cheese:

  • 4-8 ounces Cream Cheese (softened, use 4-8 ounces depending on preference)
  • 1-2 Tablespoons Powdered Sugar

Brown Sugar Streusel Topping:

  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Flour
  • 4 Tablespoons Cold Butter (cut into small pieces)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Start with your bread — challah, brioche, or french bread. Cut it into bite-size pieces.
  3. Day-old bread since it is drier and will be sturdy enough to hold up to the custard. Place in a 9 x 13 baking dish.
  4. Make a custard by whisking together eggs, whole milk, brown sugar, and vanilla in a medium-size bowl. Pour custard over the bread.

Sweet Cream Cheese Filling:

  1. In a small bowl, stir together softened cream cheese and powdered sugar.
  2. Drop dollops of cream cheese on top of the french toast. Don’t be shy, it is the best part.

Brown Sugar Streusel Topping:

  1. In a bowl, stir together brown sugar, flour, and cold butter.
  2. Optional: you can add 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon.
  3. Crumble over the top of the bread.
  4. Cover the baking dish with foil for 25 minutes.
  5. Remove the foil and continue to bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the french toast is set.Maybe even broil it for a couple minutes to it nice and crusty.
  6. Serve with real maple syrup and fresh fruit.


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Baked French Toast Casserole

Baked French Toast Casserole


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