This make ahead freezer french toast casserole is a life saver and family favorite for big breakfast gathering or an easy dinner!
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.
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.
Take the rest of your milk, 6 oz. evaporated milk, eggs, cinnamon, and vanilla and place them in a separate bowl. Mix well.
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.
In a large bowl, mix all your topping ingredients thoroughly.
(oats, brown sugar, syrup, butter, and 1 TBSP evaporated milk)
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.
Bake at 375 degrees for 35 minutes.
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.
To bake from frozen: Bake at 375 degrees for 40-45 minutes.
Freezer French Toast Casserole
- 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
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees
- Chop your bread into large squares and place in a large bowl.
- Place in a separate bowl: Milk, 6 oz Evaporated Milk, Eggs, Cinnamon and Vanilla. Mix well
- 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.
- In a large bowl, mix remaining topping ingredients thoroughly.
- 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.
- Bake at 375 degrees for 35 minutes.
- Chop your bread into large squares and place in the bottom of a gallon size baggie.
- 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.
- Seal the bag and lightly shake it around so the bread soaks up the liquid mixture. Set aside.
- For the topping, in a bowl, mix together all the ingredients which will be like extra soggy oatmeal.
- 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.
- To bake, remove from freezer and place in fridge the night before.
- Grease a 2-quart size pan and dump the bread mixture into the bottom. Spread evenly.
- Evenly spread the topping mixture over the top, covering as much area as possible.
- Bake at 375 degrees for 35 minutes.
Make Sure You “PIN IT” For Later!!