What Is A French Toast Casserole?
The definition of french toast casserole is an egg mixture and milk mixture poured over bread and baked in the oven. My kids love cinnamon toast and so I started making regular French toast, BUT after I made one of these French toast casseroles, OH MY, what a game changer! So much easier than making one slice French toast, LOL. So, I have gathered up some side dishes and blogged this post – What to serve with french toast casserole: top 7 best side dishes.
What Type of Bread is Best For French Toast?
A stale bread (leftover bread) of Brioche is the best bread for French toast. Any type of bread can be used for a French Toast Casserole, for example; plain white bread, french bread or sourdough bread. Plus, a keto bread or a gluten free bread can replace regular bread.
What Are the Ingredients in a Classic French Toast Recipe?
- french bread.
- brown sugar.
- eggs, a breakfast staple that every kitchen will need.
- vanilla extract.
- powdered sugar (optional glaze)
What to serve with french toast casserole: top 7 best side dishes
1.Fresh Fruit, Fruit Salad or Yogurt
- Fresh Berries
- Orange slices
- Fresh strawberries, blueberries, or blackberries
- Banana slices or caramelized bananas
- Berry mix
- Apple slices
- Strawberry Yogurt
Add some whipped topping to your fruit by taking heavy cream and beating it with a mixer until peaks are formed.
2.Sausage Links or Sausage Patties
Sausage is a must have in my kitchen freezer. My kids want me to cook sausage every morning
My household also loves bacon! An excellent way to cook bacon is in the OVEN! For years I would cook bacon in a skillet on top of the stove, but one day I decided to try cooking my bacon in the oven and I LOVE it. I take a baking sheet and cover it in 2 layers of foil, this is very important, because this saves A LOT of time cleaning up. Plus, be sure to save your bacon grease. After the grease has cooled pour it up into a jar and place into the refrigerator. Add bacon grease to pinto beans and green beans.
4.Breakfast Ham or Canadian Bacon
Breakfast ham or Canadian Bacon are a delicious side dish to savory french toast.
5.Egg Muffins or Eggs Benedict
I have created 3 different egg muffin recipes:
Any one of these egg muffins would be an excellent side dish to a French toast casserole.
My family loves hash browns and a great way to always have these yummy potatoes available is to purchase them dehydrated! This is so easy and these are so much quicker than taking a potato and shredding it. I keep these in an airtight container in my pantry and they are a minimal effort side dish. I take a cup or 2 of these dehydrated hash browns, add them to a bowl of water and within minutes they are ready to fry up to a golden brown. This is the BEST WAY that I have found to make hash browns!
- A quiche is a French tart consisting of pastry crust filled with savory custard and pieces of cheese, meat, seafood or vegetables.
- I have created a Spinach & Mushroom Quiche (crustless or Keto version). Ingredients:
- cream cheese
- heavy whipping cream
- shredded cheddar cheese
- olive oil
What Favorite Toppings Can You Add To The top of Your French Toast Casserole?
After you have served up your French toast casserole, I have added some toppings that you can add to the top of your toast. Of course, everyones taste buds are different, but this is a perfect way to individualize each serving.
- Peanut butter or almond butter
- Drizzle of maple syrup or pancake syrup
- Powdered sugar glaze
- Cream cheese
- Ice Cream
- Chocolate Syrup
- Whipped Cream
- Fruit – berries
- Pecans or any nut
- Raisins or cranberries
My Favorite French Toast Recipes Are Easy
- Take 2 bread slices
- In a medium bowl add these simple ingredients:
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup of whole milk
- 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon of sugar (optional)
3.In a medium size skillet add a tablespoon of butter over medium heat
4.Place bread slice into mixture
5.Place soaked bread slice into the pan and cook on both sides until done.
However, a French toast bake or casserole is so much easier than making individual servings of French toast. Simply, add all your ingredients in a baking dish and bake. 🙂
French toast or a french toast casserole is a delicious dish to serve your family any time of the day or for a Sunday brunch. This casserole is also perfect for Mother’s Day or for a Christmas brunch. However, the french toast casserole is the perfect breakfast casserole to serve, plus it is even better the next day. Just take plastic wrap, cover your baking dish and refrigerate until the breakfast meal.