Easy French Toast Casserole

Decadent Baked French Toast Casserole lets you enjoy the eggy, bready goodness of traditional French Toast with minimal effort. 


- French bread - Pecans To make the custard: - Eggs - Milk - Sugar - Orange zest - Ground cinnamon - Ground nutmeg - Salt

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F / 190 degrees C / gas 5. Slice your bread into 1-inch cubes, leaving the crust on.

Step 2

Lightly grease a 9×13 baking dish. Add about half of the bread cubes in an even layer on the bottom of the dish. Sprinkle half of the pecans on the top of the bread.

Step 3

Repeat with the remaining bread and pecans. In a small bowl, make the custard. Start by whisking the eggs together, then whisk in the milk, sugar, orange zest, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1⁄4 teaspoon of nutmeg, and 1⁄4 teaspoon salt. 

Step 4

Pour evenly over the bread. In another small bowl, make the topping by combining together the butter and brown sugar, then stir in 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1⁄4 teaspoon nutmeg, and 1⁄8 teaspoon of salt. Drizzle evenly over the bread.

Step 5

Place the casserole in the preheated oven and bake for 30-35 minutes, or until the top of the casserole is browned.