If you are looking for an easy breakfast recipe to serve Christmas morning, make Crock Pot French Toast. Simple ingredients makes this a family favorite.
Easy Crock Pot French Toast Recipe:
Crock Pot Overnight French Toast is an easy and delicious way to make French Toast. The ingredients are simple and it is full of cinnamon flavor. This French Toast recipe would be perfect to serve for Christmas brunch.
We love making French toast for a Christmas. I can prepare everything the night before and let soak in all the flavors overnight. French toast has never been easier thanks to the slow cooker doing all the work.
There is no need to stand at the stove on Christmas morning, when you can make this easy breakfast recipe. Top with powdered sugar and syrup and serve with a side of bacon and fruit for a complete meal idea.
What is Crockpot French Toast Casserole?
Crockpot French Toast is an quick and easy French toast recipe that the crock pot does all the work. French Bread is cubed and mixed with a buttery, cinnamon mixture and placed in the fridge overnight to soak up the flavors.
Then the French Bread mixture is then cooked in the slow cooker for a few hours to create a delicious warm and flavorful French Toast Recipe.
- Loaf French Bread (stale bread works even better)
- Large Eggs
- Cinnamon divided
- Vanilla Extract
- Butter softened
- Brown Sugar
How to Make French Toast Casserole in a Crock Pot:
- Step 1 – Cut French Bread – Cut the French bread into cubes and place them in a large mixing bowl. In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, cinnamon and vanilla extract.
- Step 2 – Coat bread with mixture – Pour the egg mixture over the bread and stir until the bread is coated well with the egg mixture.
- Step 3 – Cover and Refrigerate – Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours (but we usually refrigerate overnight).
- Step 4 – Spray Slow Cooker – Spray a 6 quart crock pot with a non-stick cooking spray and pour the bread mixture into the crock pot.
- Step 5 – Place French Bread Mixture in slow cooker – Spread out the mixture evenly into the bottom of the crock pot. Mix together the softened butter and the brown sugar to make a crumble topping.
- Step 6 – Add topping – Crumble the topping over the top of the soaked bread mixture in the crock pot.
- Step 7 – Slow Cook – Cover and cook on low for 4 hours or on high for 2 hours until the mixture is cooked through.
- Step 8 – Serve and Enjoy – Let the French toast set for 20-30 minutes until it sets and then it’s ready to serve and enjoy.
How Long to Cook French Toast:
Slow Cooker French Toast Casserole Recipe takes about 4 hours when cooked on low. But you can also cook on high for about 2 hours.
Make sure to let the cooked French Toast rest for about 20 minutes before serving. Cooking times will vary based on your slow cooker.
French Toast Topping Ideas:
We love having different toppings to serve with the French Toast. I like to set out these toppings in bowl, which can easily be prepared ahead of time.
- Powdered Sugar
- Maple Syrup
- Peanut Butter
What to Serve with Crockpot French Toast:
You can easily serve this breakfast casserole by itself, but I like to add in sides to complete the breakfast.
- Bacon – Make a side of bacon on the stovetop or in the oven. Crispy bacon combined with the sweetness of this French Toast makes the perfect combination.
- Sausage – Make some slice breakfast sausage for an easy side. The sweet and savory combination always wins over my family.
- Fruit – Make a fruit salad ahead of time for an easy side dish on Christmas morning.
Tips for Crock Pot French Toast:
- Kind of Bread – We recommend using stale bread when making this casserole. The French Toast holds up better with soaking in the egg mixture. We recommend using a thick cut French Bread, brioche bread, or sourdough bread for best results.
- Cubed Bread – When cutting the bread, make sure to cut in about 1 inch size. The results in the best size when cooking in serving the French Toast.
- French Toast Mixture – After combining the milk mixture and cubed French bread, allow it to rest before cooking. We like to just place in the fridge overnight.
- Spray Slow Cooker – Before adding the bread mixture to the slow cooker, make sure to spray the slow cooker. This makes for an easy clean up and the bread doesn’t stick to the slow cooker.
- Gluten Free – If you prefer to make this casserole gluten free, choose a bread that is gluten free.
- Add-ins – Feel free to add in other ingredients while it is cooking in the slow cooker. You can in crumbled sausage, nuts, diced ham or chopped bacon.
How to Store Leftovers:
Refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 5 days. Make sure the French Toast has come to room temperature before storing in the fridge.
Can I Freeze Leftovers:
Yes, French Toast Casserole leftovers can be placed in the freezer. After the French Toast has cooled to room temperature, place in a freezer safe container. You can also wrap in plastic wrap and aluminum foil and place in a zip lock freezer bag.
If the French Toast is stored properly, it will last about 2 months in the freezer.
How to Reheat Leftovers:
When you are ready to serve again, allow French Toast to thaw overnight in the fridge. Place thawed French Toast in a baking dish and reheat in the oven. Place in a preheated oven at 350 degrees and reheat for about 10 minutes.
If you have a small amount, you can reheat in the microwave.
Print Recipe here for Crock Pot French Toast:
Crock Pot French Toast
- 1 loaf French Bread stale bread works even better
- 6 Large Eggs
- 2 Cups Milk
- 2 teaspoons Cinnamon divided
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- 1/4 cup Butter softened
- 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
- Cut the French bread into cubes and place them in a large mixing bowl. In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, cinnamon and vanilla extract.
- Pour the egg mixture over the bread and stir until the bread is coated well with the egg mixture.
- Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours (but we usually refrigerate overnight).
- Spray a 6 quart crock pot with a non-stick cooking spray and pour the bread mixture into the crock pot.
- Spread out the mixture evenly into the bottom of the crock pot. Mix together the softened butter and the brown sugar to make a crumble topping.
- Crumble the topping over the top of the bread mixture in the crock pot.
- Cover and cook on low for 4 hours or on high for 2 hours until the mixture is cooked through.
- Let the French toast set for 20-30 minutes until it sets and then it’s ready to serve and enjoy!
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- Christmas Muffins
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