Make Ahead Freezer French Toast Casserole

This make ahead freezer french toast casserole is a life saver and family favorite for big breakfast gathering or an easy dinner! 

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Growing up, my family and I were not breakfast people. We definitely were dinner people though, who loved breakfast food, just not at breakfast time. So, we ended up eating a lot of “brupper” which is breakfast for supper (my husband’s genius name idea).

One of our favorite meals was french toast or homemade waffles. (I have to say, my mom never made recipes like this freezer-friendly french toast casserole, so I found out about these brilliant ideas later on in life.)

At ten, I had my own waffle iron and came up with my own waffle recipe that became famous in my little country hometown. However, at ten, I didn’t always have the gusto to make dinner for everyone which I’m sure you know happened a lot.

My mom, even though she stayed busy all day long, always cooked dinner for us and every single one of us always gathered around the dinner table. On many of the nights that we had brupper, my mom would make french toast that was out of this world. It was an easy country recipe that I still use to this day.

 

Freezer-Friendly French Toast Casserole

When I was coming up with the recipe for this freezer-friendly french toast casserole, I knew I had to include the french toast recipe my mom used. Still, to this day, I fail at eating breakfast, mainly because I’m too busy. However, at night, I have the gusto my mom once had for making dinner and that’s when I like to make some freezer meals and save them for use at a later time.

This freezer-friendly french toast casserole literally takes just a few minutes to assemble and you don’t have to stand in the kitchen and watch it cook on the pan like traditional french toast. You can just throw it in the pan, throw it in the oven, and go about your morning routine. The recipe is below if you would like to try this freezer-friendly french toast casserole out for yourself!


Freezer french toast casserole will change the way you do breakfast!

Chop your bread into large squares and place in a large bowl.

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Take the rest of your milk, 6 oz. evaporated milk, eggs, cinnamon, and vanilla and place them in a separate bowl. Mix well.

Freezer-Friendly French Toast Casserole

Pour the liquid mixture over the top of your bread and carefully mix until the bread pieces are thoroughly soaked.

Grease a 2-quart size pan and pour the bread mixture into it.

Freezer-Friendly French Toast Casserole

In a large bowl, mix all your topping ingredients thoroughly.

(oats, brown sugar, syrup, butter, and 1 TBSP evaporated milk)

Freezer-Friendly French Toast Casserole

Spoon a little bit of the topping mixture over the top of the bread mixture in the pan and spread it evenly. Keeping spooning small portions and spreading it until the entire top is covered.

Freezer-Friendly French Toast Casserole

Bake at 375 degrees for 35 minutes.

Freezer-Friendly French Toast Casserole

 

FREEZE FOR LATER: 

To freeze this tasty casserole and make it later, place the bread and liquid mixture in a large freezer bag. Lightly mix the ingredients together until the bread is soaked. Place topping mixture in a smaller baggie and seal. Place small baggie inside the bread mixture bag. Release air, seal, and lay flat in freezer.

Freezer-Friendly French Toast Casserole

 

To bake from frozen: Bake at 375 degrees for 40-45 minutes.

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Freezer French Toast Casserole
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 

This easy make ahead freezer french toast casserole is a life saver for busy breakfast mornings or as a quick weeknight dinner! 

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 239 kcal
Ingredients
  • 6 Slices Texas Toast Bread
  • 3/4 Cup Milk
  • 6 oz Evaporated Milk (1/2 can)
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 Cup Butter
  • 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 TBSP Maple Syrup
  • 1 TBSP Evaporated Milk
  • 1/2 Cup Oats
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees

  2. Chop your bread into large squares and place in a large bowl.

  3. Place in a separate bowl: Milk, 6 oz Evaporated Milk, Eggs, Cinnamon and Vanilla. Mix well

  4. Pour the liquid mixture over the top of your bread and carefully mix until the bread pieces are thoroughly soaked. 

  5. Grease a 2-quart size pan and pour the bread mixture into it. 

  6. In a large bowl, mix remaining topping ingredients thoroughly.

  7. Spoon a little bit of the topping mixture over the top of the bread mixture in the pan and spread it evenly. Keeping spooning small portions and spreading it until the entire top is covered.

  8. Bake at 375 degrees for 35 minutes.

Recipe Notes

Directions for Freezing and Making Later:

  1. Chop your bread into large squares and place in the bottom of a gallon size baggie.
  2. Mix together the rest of the ingredients in a bowl (not the topping ingredients) and pour them into the baggie, over the top of the bread.
  3. Seal the bag and lightly shake it around so the bread soaks up the liquid mixture. Set aside.
  4. For the topping, in a bowl, mix together all the ingredients which will be like extra soggy oatmeal.
  5. Place the topping mixture in a separate, small sealable baggie. Place the baggie inside the bag with the bread mixture. Seal and lay flat in the freezer.
  6. To bake, remove from freezer and place in fridge the night before.
  7. Grease a 2-quart size pan and dump the bread mixture into the bottom. Spread evenly.
  8. Evenly spread the topping mixture over the top, covering as much area as possible.
  9. Bake at 375 degrees for 35 minutes.

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Make Ahead Freezer French Toast Casserole was last modified: March 7th, 2017 by Shannon Graham

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Comments


  1. That looks so good! I love make ahead dishes like this. They save so much time, and they’re always just as tasty as the first day.


  2. This looks like Heaven! It sounds delicious, but more importantly, it sounds EASY to make. And it’ll save me a ton of time. Those are super important to me.

  3. Pam Wattenbarger says:

    This sounds really good. I have been looking for tasty ideas for our Easter brunch this year and this might just fit the bill.

  4. Oh this is the best. We’re definitely into those French toast flavors. I can see us making this in the near future!

  5. Ann Bacciaglia says:

    I am always looking for recipes that I can make ahead of time. This looks so delicious and easy to make. I will have to get the ingredients I will need to try it this weekend.

  6. This looks delicious! I think my kids will love this for breakfast or Sunday brunch! 😀

  7. Yummy, I am going to have to save this recipe.
    My husband is a french toast maniac and I am sure he would love this.

  8. Looks like it baked uncovered. How would it turn out if I covered do you think? Avoiding hard chewiness for my husband.

    • Tracy Iseminger says:

      I think it’d still turn out great if you opt to cover it to take away some of the browning on top. When I’ve cooked similar recipes in the past, I often cover with foil and uncover only about 5 minutes at the end to get a light brown. Let us know how it turns out! *I also usually check with a toothpick to make sure it’s cooked through!

  9. This is easier than I expected it to be! I’m all about easy meals especially when it looks this good. It looks like I tried harder. ha! 😉

  10. What a good idea to make it ahead of time. We’re having a ton of people over this weekend and some are spending the night (birthday party, and one family is coming from far away) .THis would be perfect to make for brunch, and it would be smart to make another to freeze!

  11. This sounds great! I want to make a huge batch . What do you think? Can I freeze it after it’s been baked ? Cuz I don’t think we’re going to eat all of it first time around.

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