Whole Wheat Maple French Toast Casserole

Easy Overnight French Toast Casserole

A simple french toast bake made with healthier swaps. See notes for gluten-free and dairy-free options.
4.94 from 16 votes
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: French Toast Bake, French Toast Casserole, Overnight French Toast Casserole
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 169kcal
Author: Kristen Chidsey


For the French Toast Casserole

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 16 ounces whole wheat bread cut into 1 inch cubes (this is about 4 loosely packed cups)
  • 2 cups milk (or 1 cups milk and 1 cup half and half)
  • 6 eggs
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Vanilla Glaze (optional)

  • 1 cup powdered sugar sifted
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • dash of salt


  • Grease a 9x13 baking dish with 1 tablespoon butter.
  • Place cubed bread in prepared casserole dish.
  • Mix together eggs, maple syrup, milk, vanilla, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. 
  • Pour custard over bread, lightly tapping bread down to be fully sumberged in custard. 
  • Cover casserole with plastic wrap and refridgerate for 8 hours or overnight. 
  • To Bake, preheat oven to 350 degrees. Remove plastic wrap and cover with foil. Bake covered for 30 minutes. Remove foil and bake for additional 15 minutes. Serve warm with glaze and/or additional maple syrup. 

For Glaze

  • Whisk together milk, salt and vanilla. Add in powdered sugar and whisk until thin glaze forms. Add in more milk 1 teaspoon at a time, if needed to thin out. 
  • Drizzle over cooked French Toast Casserole
Nutrition Facts
Easy Overnight French Toast Casserole
Amount Per Serving
Calories 169 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 126mg42%
Sodium 327mg14%
Potassium 138mg4%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 220IU4%
Calcium 140mg14%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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