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Cinnamon French Toast Bake - the perfect easy make ahead casserole for weekend or holiday breakfasts and brunch. Best of all, tastes just like cinnamon rolls without all the work. Made with thick cinnamon toasted bread topped with a brown sugar and cinnamon streusel. and an oeey gooey glaze.

Cinnamon French Toast Bake

Cinnamon French Toast Bake is the perfect make-ahead casserole for a weekend brunch. It tastes just like cinnamon rolls without all the work. Made with thick cinnamon bread, topped with a gooey glaze and brown sugar & cinnamon streusel.

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword best brunch ideas, breakfast casserole, Casserole ideas, christmas morning breakfast recipes, Cinnamon casserole, Cinnamon french toast bake, french toast bake
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8 servings
Calories 551 kcal
Author Kelly

Ingredients

  • 1 16-ounce (450 g) French bread or day old or toasted cinnamon Texas Toast, cut into cubes
  • 7 large eggs
  • 1-2/3 cups milk of your choice
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar or coconut sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter cold and cubed (or solid coconut oil)

ICING:

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons cream cheese softened
  • 1-2 Tablespoons milk
  • powdered sugar to serve (optional)
  • maple syrup to serve (optional)
  • fruit to serve (optional)

Instructions

  1. Lightly grease a 9x9-inch square baking dish or 2.5-quart casserole dish.

  2. Make the streusel topping: In a medium bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt together. Cut in the cubed butter with a pastry blender or two forks. Set aside in the fridge.
  3. In a large bowl or measuring cup, whisk together the eggs, milk, cinnamon, brown sugar, maple syrup, and vanilla.
  4. Arrange half of the bread cubes in the bottom of the pan. Pour with 1/3 of the egg mixture and sprinkle with 1/3 of the streusel topping. Top with remaining bread cubes. Pour in remaining egg mixture, pressing down the bread cubes to absorb mixture. Sprinkle remaining streusel on top.
  5. Cover pan with foil. Allow to chill in the refrigerator for an hour or overnight. When ready to bake, remove french toast from the fridge.
  6. Preheat oven to 350 F. Bake covered with foil for 30 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for another 22-25 minutes or until fluffy and golden.
  7. Meanwhile, make the cream cheese icing: Combine powdered sugar, cream cheese and milk in a medium bowl and whisk until smooth. Add more or less milk depending on consistency desired.
  8. Remove french toast from the oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes. Top with syrup and or cream cheese icing, if desired. Serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
Cinnamon French Toast Bake
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 551 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 10g50%
Cholesterol 182mg61%
Sodium 543mg23%
Potassium 263mg8%
Carbohydrates 80g27%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 40g44%
Protein 14g28%
Vitamin A 695IU14%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 150mg15%
Iron 3.4mg19%
* Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy using the WPRM recipe calculator. It is best to make your own calculations to ensure accuracy. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.