Fluffy slices of brioche soaked in a cinnamon, maple, and vanilla custard, then baked until golden brown perfection! This Healthy French Toast Casserole is a deliciously easy breakfast, ready in under 30 minutes!

Why We Love This Recipe For Healthy French Toast Casserole

This easy one-pan breakfast is my favorite way to make french toast, especially for a crowd! It’s easy to make and you won’t have to spend time around the stove while your guests are in town! Pair it with a Grapefruit Champagne Cocktail for a beautiful Easter or Mother’s Day brunch!

Key Ingredients for this Baked French Toast Recipe

Bread

You can really use any kind of stale bread you’d like for french toast, but if you’re looking for a rich, creamy delicacy for breakfast, the best bread to use is brioche or challah bread. French toast soaks up the egg mixture for a creamy texture on the inside and a slightly crunchy texture on the outside. Thick slices of brioche bread are perfect because it’s both spongy and sturdy enough not to fall apart during cooking. 

Eggs

Whole Eggs are used as a binder in this french toast casserole recipe. The protein in eggs solidify when heated, firming up the liquids in the bread. Make sure to whisk them well before adding them to the other liquids in the custard.

Oat Milk

Substituting dairy milk for oat milk in this healthy french toast recipe replaces saturated fats with unsaturated fats. Additionally, this non-dairy milk regulates blood sugar levels, is high in fiber, and is dairy free! Perfect for those with dairy sensitivity. Alternatively, you could substitute almond milk. Perfect for a healthy breakfast!

Pure Maple syrup

While french toast is typically served with a drizzle of maple syrup, in this healthy french toast, we’re using it as a sweetener in the custard! It’s a healthy alternative to brown sugar.

Fresh Berries

I used a mixture of strawberries, blueberries and raspberries to sprinkle over to top of the casserole, but feel free to use your favorites or what’s in season!

Additional ingredients

Vanilla Extract

Cinnamon

Step By Step Instructions To Make This Healthy French Toast Casserole with Berries

Step 1. Slice bread and make egg custard mixture

Cut bread slices into cubes. Spray 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Add cubed bread to the prepared casserole dish.

In a medium sized bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, vanilla, and 1 tsp of cinnamon. Pour egg mixture over the top of the dry bread cubes.

Step two. Stir to ensure all bread cubes are saturated. Bake until golden.

Cover with aluminum foil and bake in a preheated oven for 25-30 minutes until the top is golden brown. Remove from oven and sprinkle with powdered sugar if desired.

FAQs and Expert tips

Why is my french toast bake soggy?

Too soggy french toast is caused by too much egg mixture. This happens when your bread is too thin or not dry enough. Stale or day-old bread works best for healthy french toast casserole!

What kind of bread is best for french toast casserole?

Brioche, Challah or French Bread is best for french toast casserole. You may also use an easy to digest loaf like sourdough bread !

Additions and substitutions

You may substitute almond milk soy milk for the oat milk in this recipe.
Add 1 teaspoon of orange zest for a extra layer of flavor.

Got leftovers?

If you have leftovers, store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to three days. Reheat the casserole in your oven at 350 degrees until warm in the center, or microwave individual servings.b

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Healthy French Toast Casserole


  • Author: Nicole Triebe
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x

Description

Fluffy slices of brioche soaked in a cinnamon, maple, and vanilla custard, then baked until golden brown perfection! This Healthy French Toast Casserole is a deliciously easy breakfast, ready in under 30 minutes!


Ingredients

Scale

10 oz brioche bread, cut into 1” cubes
1/2 cup maple syrup
6 eggs
2 cups oat milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 cup mixed berries


Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Spray a 13×9 inch casserole dish with cooking spray and set aside.
  3. Add bread cubes to the prepared casserole dish.
  4. In a medium sized bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, vanilla, and cinnamon.
  5. Pour egg mixture over the top of bread cubes, insuring that all pieces of bread are saturated.
  6. Cover with aluminum foil and bake in preheated oven for 30-35 minutes until top is golden brown. Remove from oven and add berries.  Sprinkle with powdered sugar if desired.

Notes

Why is my french toast soggy?
Too soggy french toast is caused by too much egg mixture. This happens when your bread is too thin or not dry enough. Stale or day-old bread works best for healthy french toast casserole!

What kind of bread is best for french toast casserole?
Brioche, Challah or French Bread is best for french toast casserole. You may also use an easy to digest loaf like sourdough bread !

Additions and substitutions
You may substitute almond milk soy milk for the oat milk in this recipe.
Add 1 teaspoon of orange zest for a extra layer of flavor.

Got leftovers?
If you have leftovers, store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to three days. Reheat the casserole in your oven at 350 degrees until warm in the center, or microwave individual servings.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25-30 minutes
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/6 casserole
  • Calories: 372
  • Fat: 11 g
  • Carbohydrates: 57 g
  • Protein: 12 g

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