About the Recipe
Overnight Fruity French Toast Casserole is the perfect make ahead breakfast dish. Thick bread is covered in an eggy custard and dotted with fruit, then baked to golden perfection. Perfect for Sunday brunch!
8 tbsp butter, melted
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 loaf brioche or soft Italian bread
8 large eggs
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1 cup frozen fruit such as strawberries, peaches and blueberries
1/4 cup powdered sugar to serve
Maple syrup to serve
mix the melted butter and brown sugar together and pour into the bottom of an 8x8 baking dish. Slice the bread into 1 inch slices and then arrange in the dish so that they overlap somewhat. Fill the gaps with the frozen fruit.
Beat the eggs, milk and seasoning together and pour over the casserole. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight or for at least 4 hours.
Remove the casserole from the fridge while you preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Bake until golden brown and the eggs are cooked through, about 35-45 minutes. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and drizle with maple syrup to serve.