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Lazy French Toast Casserole

Lazy French Toast Casserole is perfect for breakfast or brunch and a totally low maintenance dish. Top it with syrup, powdered sugar or fresh fruit for the finishing touch.

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Let’s be a little lazy today.

It’s Thursday, the week is just about done and you are tired. But, darn it! People in your house still need to be fed. So, make them this instead of ordering pizza: french toast.

No, not french toast that you have to dip and fry, dip and fry, dip and fry. Today, that’s too much work!

This french toast just requires some stacking, whisking, pouring, sprinkling, waiting, and then, baking. Easy and yes, a bit lazy.

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A Brief Guide to Assemble your Lazy French Toast Casserole:

  • Stack your bread: You can use whole pieces of bread, but, will need to trim a few slices to get them to fit into your dish.
  • Make the milk/egg mixture:  Just whisk it!
  • Pour mixture.
  • Next, brown sugar. (yum)
  • Refrigerate * see below note
  • Bake.

Yay! Food to feed people. 👍

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Your Not Very Long Supply List:

  • 9 x 13 baking dish + non stick cooking spray
  • Mixing bowl
  • Whisk
  • Measuring cups/spoons
  • Foil or lid for baking dish

It’s pretty short. Which means you can be a little lazy with your prep and with clean up! 

Main Ingredients List: 

  • Bread:  I used a country white, regular sliced bread and used approx 12 -15 slices for this recipe.  You can use your favorite bread in size/flavor. Just keep in mind, you may need more/less, depending on the size and thickness of the bread.
  • Milk:  I usually stick with skim milk. But, have used whole, almond milk and in a pinch, a portion of whipping cream in the past.
  • Eggs
  • Ground cinnamon + Vanilla + Brown Sugar: Use more/less depending on your taste preference.

A quick last note ➝ ➝ ➝  Refrigerate the covered dish for at least an hour before baking. This will give the bread time to soak up the milk/egg mixture. You can refrigerate longer or even up to over night, if needed.  But, remember to remove your cover before baking!

Don’t forget the syrup!-

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More Ways to Bake Your French Toast:

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Yield: Serves: 10-12

Lazy French Toast Casserole

Lazy French Toast Casserole #frenchtoast #casserole #breakfast #brunch #tableforsevenblog

Lazy baked french toast is perfect for breakfast or brunch and a totally low maintenance casserole. Top it with syrup, powdered sugar or fresh fruit for the finishing touch.

Prep Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 5 minutes


  • 12-15 slices of bread
  • 4 cups milk
  • 6 eggs
  • 3 TBSP sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • dash of salt
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • toppings for serving: syrup, powdered sugar, fresh fruit


  1. Grease a 9 x 13 baking dish.
  2. In a mixing bowl, whisk milk, eggs, sugar, vanilla, salt and ground cinnamon until fully combined.
  3. Arrange 1 layer of bread slices into prepared dish.  Cut bread slices so that they fit in the dish.  Pour 1/2 of milk over the bread. Repeat to create 2 more layers.  Pour remaining milk on final layer. Be sure to coat all the bread with the mixture. If needed, press down lightly to coat.
  4. Sprinkle top with 1/4 cup of brown sugar.
  5. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before baking.
  6. When ready, preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  7. Remove cover and bake 35-40 minutes until bread golden brown and slightly puffy.
  8. Let the casserole sit for 10-15 minutes before serving.
  9. Serve with butter, syrup, powdered sugar or fresh fruit.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 274Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 100mgSodium: 287mgCarbohydrates: 47gFiber: 1gSugar: 23gProtein: 10g

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Kathleen Pope

Friday 24th of May 2019

Thanks for this yummy recipe Erin, can you have too many quick and easy breakfast dishes?? I don't think so! Appreciate you sharing on Full Plate Thursday.

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