Overnight Cinnamon French Toast Casserole

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Overnight Cinnamon French Toast Casserole, crunchy nuts, fresh fruit, and warming cinnamon will be welcomed with smiles on your breakfast or brunch table.

This delectable breakfast is perfect for weekends and holiday brunches. It’s prepped the night before for a relaxing morning.

Overnight Cinnamon French Toast Casserole

Overnight Cinnamon French Toast Casserole

Some people call this ‘overnight French toast’ and some people call this ‘bread pudding’. I have yet to determine the difference but since I was cleaning out the fridge inspired and had it for breakfast, we’ll call it ‘overnight French toast’! Really, it’s just another excuse to have dessert for a meal, you know, like muffins and donuts?

Your family will love this and it’s a great way to sneak in fruit. It takes just a few basic ingredients that you can quickly mix up the night before.

What you’ll need for this recipe

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  • Bread. You can use ‘just about’ any bread. I don’t recommend savory bread that has garlic, rosemary, or fennel it in. Italian, French, sourdough, you can even use Hawaiian rolls/bread, croissants, or doughnuts. (You may want to cut back on the sweetened condensed milk and use whole milk if you use doughnuts. Or not.)
  • Eggs.
  • Sweetened condensed milk.
  • Cinnamon.
  • Pistachios.
  • Milk.
  • Butter.
Overnight Cinnamon French Toast Casserole

I couldn’t decide what I wanted to make with some old buns. Bread pudding is always a good way to use bread that’s too dry to make a sandwich. Also, I had random fruit and nuts. I decided to use all of it in the bread pudding. Sometimes, these random types of dishes are the best, other times they turn out like this recipe!

bread pudding

This French Toast turned out beautifully though and is now one of my favorite recipes. It’s rich without being too rich. There’s just enough crunch from the nuts and a nice chewiness from the fruit. But, the biggest bonus of this recipe is there is zero morning prep! I need that at my house in the mornings!

Overnight Cinnamon French Toast Casserole

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Overnight Cinnamon French Toast Casserole

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Overnight Cinnamon French Toast Casserole

Overnight Cinnamon French Toast Recipe

Time-saving overnight French toast is delicious but doesn’t require hands-on time on your busy mornings. Economical since you can use that day-old bread. Also, use nuts and dried fruits suggested or substitute what you have on hand or your favorite.
Author: Paula
5 from 13 votes
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 6 servings


  • 6 cups bread cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 2 large eggs room temperature
  • 14 oz sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup cinnamon chips or 1 T ground cinnamon (leave this out and add 1 tsp vanilla if you’re not a cinnamon fan.)
  • 1/2 cup pistachios 1/2 cup each pecans, dried apricots, dried cherries, chopped
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup butter melted


  • Heat oven to 200 degrees. Place bread cubes on a sheet pan and bake 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, mix eggs, sweetened condensed milk, milk and butter together.
  • Stir in pistachios, pecans, apricots and cherries.
  • Stir bread into egg mixture.
  • Pour bread mixture into a 8×11.5×2 inch casserole dish (preferably that has a sealable top.)
  • Refrigerate overnight.
  • To bake: sit casserole on the counter 15 to 30 minutes before baking.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Remove lid and bake for 25 to 25 minutes, until bubbly and browned on top.
  • Serve warm.


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Calories: 459kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 116mg | Sodium: 337mg | Potassium: 468mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 40g | Vitamin A: 607IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 285mg | Iron: 2mg
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  3. Congrats! Your Over-Night French Toast is feature in this week as one of my FAVORITE Nibbles at WONDERFULLY CREATIVE WEDNESDAYS!! Thanks so much for stopping by and can’t wait to see you this week 🙂 Warmest, Nic

  4. Call it anything you wish. I am calling it good. The bottom line is—–add in the bits of pieces of potential ingredients that you have at the time, Its a good base. I think that makes this quite a useful recipe. One of those that you have in your memory.

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