French Toast Casserole

French Toast CasseroleOne day, I had three leftover hoagie rolls that were getting stale, so I threw them into a French toast casserole. It is a wonderful way to use up bread that is on the verge of being thrown out.  Another day, I made rolls that didn’t turn out the way they should have…so they went into a French toast casserole!  No one could tell that the rolls, by themselves, might have been too dense for human consumption.

French Toast CasseroleThink of this as a super simple bread pudding, only it’s not creamy or sweet enough by itself.  It lets you pour on butter and maple syrup without being too sweet or soggy.  Make it up early and keep it in the fridge until baking up to 12 hours.  The leftovers go back in the fridge and can be cut into squares for a meal the next day.

French Toast Casserole
  • 3-4 cups torn bread
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup milk
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  1. Put bread into greased casserole dish.
  2. Combine eggs, milk and syrup.
  3. Pour over bread.
  4. Sprinkle with cinnamon.
  5. Bake 350 degrees for 35 minutes.
  6. Spoon into bowls and serve with your favorite topping.


23 thoughts on “French Toast Casserole

  1. >I will have to give one a try. I did a Paula Deen French toast casserole on Mother's Day and was disappointed. Thanks for a new recipe!

  2. >I always have good intentions, saving the old bread in the freezer to either make bread pudding or trying out a recipe like yours…..I always forget about the bread and then I end up throwing it away. I am going to have to get on the stick and try this.

  3. >sounds delicious! I love french toast in any shape/form! Happy Foodie Friday! Have a great weekend ~ Susan

  4. >I was actually just looking for this recipe and couldn't find it! Thanks so much for sharing it! 🙂

  5. >Oh, boy, does that look good–I'm going to try this with some bread I froze a while back. I'll pull it out this weekend–great tip!

  6. >If I already left this comment, you can disregard this one – my internet was not cooperating with me – so here it goes again. I said that I thought using up leftover buns was a great idea. Happy FF. ~ Robyn

  7. >This is so simple that it must be good. I know it is good because I have made something really similar, but it was a lot more work! So thanks to you I have a wonderful new recipe to add to my mornings!

  8. >That would be a wonderful dish to take to a brunch too wouldn't it?

    Have a wonderful weekend!
    ~Really Rainey~

  9. >This looks great–don't know where you come up with all the great recipes, but thanks for sharing!

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