An easy overnight french toast casserole recipe made with crispy french bread, topped with brown sugar crumble, and sweetened with your favorite coffee creamer.

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Easy overnight French toast casserole in a baking dish.

About Coffee Creamer French Toast Casserole

When it comes to having a breakfast routine, it seems there’s a never-ending quest to a) actually make breakfast and b) have something satisfyingly sweet.

That’s why overnight french toast casserole recipes like this are so perfect: they’re dump-and-bake style, are fun to customize, and you can sleep through the longest step in the recipe.

Because what better way is there to kick of your day with some sweetened comfort food, amirite?

And as always, bonus points are awarded to any breakfast foods that go well with coffee.

What is a french toast casserole?

In short, a french toast casserole is a baking dish filled with crispy bread that’s drizzled with a sweet and creamy egg mixture before being baked to perfection. It’s sometimes topped with syrup, sugar, or a crumb topping.

For this recipe, the french toast is flavored with coffee creamer and topped with a brown sugar crumb topping.

French toast flavored with coffee creamer in a baking dish.

What does Coffee Creamer french toast casserole taste like?

Fans of French toast will tell you this dish is a mix between the French toast you’re craving and an ultra-creamy bread pudding. The top bakes crispy while the inside is softer, creating a crowd-pleasing combination of textures.

As for the dash of flavor, this comes from using different types of coffee creamer.

What type of coffee creamer should you use?

For this recipe, it gets its flavor from using coffee creamer in place of regular heavy cream or half and half. And just like with coffee, you would use coffee creamer in place of the basics so that you can easily have a specific flavor or sweetness.

So as far as what type you should use, I recommend using your favorite creamer flavor from your favorite brand. This way, you can almost guarantee you’ll like the french toast since it’ll be enriched with familiar, comforting flavors.

Not a coffee drinker and need a recommendation?

  • I personally prefer Dunkin Donuts coffee creamer, but sadly, they don’t have many flavors available (only original, caramel, and vanilla.) I personally prefer the caramel creamer.
  • Starbucks has a few more flavor options than Dunkin, but you might have some trouble locating these creamers, depending on your location and grocery store. I like their caramel creamer, too, as well as the mocha. NOTE: I do recommend not using their non-dairy creamers for this recipe.
  • International Delight is available in most grocery chains and comes in a wide variety of flavors. I personally don’t like the taste as much as Dunkin or Starbucks, but ID does have the widest variety and they create lots of fun seasonal flavors.
Scooping out a portion of French toast casserole.

Can you make french toast casserole in advance?

Yes! In fact, casseroles like this taste even better when they were made the day before. This will give the bread plenty of time to absorb all the sweetness before baking.

Can you freeze french toast casserole?

Yes, you totally can! This casserole can be frozen before or after baking.

To freeze before baking:

  • Prepare per recipe instructions up until pouring the egg mixture over the bread. Do not prepare or add the brown sugar crumble on top.
  • Cover top of casserole dish with plastic wrap, pressing down lightly on the top of the bread so that it touches the plastic.
  • Secure casserole dish for freezing, by either securing the lid or wrapping tightly with aluminum foil.
  • Freeze for up to one month.
  • When ready to bake, allow casserole to thaw in the refrigerator overnight, then pick up following the recipe instructions as written.

To freeze after baking:

  • Allow french toast to cool completely.
  • Wrap french toast in plastic wrap, whether it be individual-serving-sized pieces or the remaining casserole dish.
  • Secure casserole dish for freezing, by either securing the lid or wrapping tightly with aluminum foil.
  • Freeze for up to one to two months.
  • When ready to eat, allow casserole to thaw in the refrigerator overnight, then reheat as desired. To use the oven, bake french toast at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes.
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How to make easy french toast casserole

This next part is only a photo tutorial of the recipe steps. If you’re looking for the full recipe measurements and instructions, scroll down to Recipe Details.

Step 1 – In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, coffee creamer, milk, and some dark brown sugar.

Step 2 – Coat the baking dish in butter or cooking spray, then add cubed french bread.

Step 3 – Cover baking dish and place in the refrigerator overnight (ideally for at least 8 hours).

Step 4 – When ready to bake, prepare the brown sugar crumble by mixing flour, some brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt.

Step 5 – Once mixed, add butter to the bowl with the dry ingredients, then use a fork to press and mash the butter into the dry ingredients until all dry ingredients are incorporated and a crumble forms.

Step 6 – Sprinkle brown sugar crumble on top of the french toast cassserole.

Step 7 – Bake!

Step 8 – Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Details

Easy overnight French toast casserole in a baking dish.
5 from 1 vote

Coffee Creamer French Toast Casserole

20 mins prep + 40 mins cook + 8 hrs Chill Time
492 kcal
Yields: 8 servings
An easy overnight french toast casserole recipe made with crispy french bread, topped with brown sugar crumble, and sweetened with your favorite coffee creamer.

Ingredients 

Coffee Creamer French Toast Casserole
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 cup coffee creamer
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar, packed
  • unsalted butter, for greasing the baking dish
  • 1 lb french bread, cut into 1-inch cubes
Brown Sugar Crumble Topping

Instructions

For the Coffee Creamer French Casserole
  • In a large bowl, mix together eggs, creamer, milk, and brown sugar until eggs are broken up and sugar is dissolved. Set bowl aside.
  • Use butter to grease the bottoms and sides of a 9×13 baking dish (or similar size) .
  • Add cubed bread to baking dish and arrange in an even layer. Slowly pour prepared egg mixture over bread, taking care to saturate as much of the bread as you can.
  • Cover dish and chill for at least 4 hours or ideally overnight (8-10 hours).
For the Brown Sugar Crumble Topping
  • In a medium bowl, add flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Use a fork to thoroughly mix the ingredients together.
  • Add butter to bowl and use the fork to press the butter into the dry ingredients. Continue to mix and fold in butter until mixture turns a darker color and crumbles start to form. Set bowl aside.
Putting it all together
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Remove casserole dish from the refrigerator and allow to come to room temperature for 15 minutes.
  • Pour prepared crumble mixture on top of french toast casserole, taking care to distribute evenly. If you have any excess crumble, use it to fill up any gaps along the sides.
  • Bake french toast casserole for 35-45 minutes or until top looks browned and inside is hot and cooked (but not too gooey).
  • Remove french toast casserole from oven. Allow to cool for 5 minutes, then serve.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 492kcal | Carbohydrates: 82g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 158mg | Sodium: 660mg | Potassium: 231mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 45g | Vitamin A: 430IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 120mg | Iron: 3mg

I do my best to provide nutrition information, but please keep in mind that I’m not a certified nutritionist. Any nutritional information discussed or disclosed in this post should only be seen as my best amateur estimates of the correct values.

Author: Chrisy

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