Crockpot French Toast Casserole

Crockpot French Toast Casserole

This Crockpot French Toast Casserole is the perfect breakfast that you can put on the night before and have it ready for when you wake up in the morning. This is great if you want a cooked breakfast but have very limited time in the morning. If you’re looking to have this for dinner or as a dessert rather than breakfast then you can prepare it the night before and place it in the fridge. This will give the bread time to absorb the milk mixture. You may find you need to drop the cooking time a bit by a couple of hours.

If you have the time, then I recommend cooking up some bacon to go with this. They’re a match made in heaven. To go one step further you can top this all off with some maple syrup and you’re in for a treat. This dish is a great way to use up any stale bread you might have. You will actually find that older/dryer bread will absorb the egg mix a lot easier as well resulting in a better tasting french toast.

You can do quite a few variations on this dish! One of my personal favorites is adding some chopped apple and spreading this between the layers of bread. This will result in a soft chunks of apple throughout your French toast. Of course you could just add about 1 cup of raisins to the egg mixture instead. Another variation is to use fruit bread instead of white bread. This will give you a fruity casserole that has all those amazing spices that are found in fruit bread.

Crockpot French Toast Casserole

Crockpot French Toast Casserole

Ingredients

  • Loaf of bread (Roughly 12 slices of bread)
  • 8 Eggs
  • 2 Cups milk or cream
  • 1 Tbsp. white sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla bean paste or vanilla essence
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • Butter for greasing
  • Ham or bacon (optional)
  • Maple syrup (optional)

Directions

  1. In a bowl whisk together the eggs, milk, white sugar, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  2. Grease the slow cooker with some butter.
  3. Layer the bread in the slow cooker.
  4. Pour the milk mixture over the bread. The bread should be almost completely covered.
  5. Cook for 6-8 hours on low.
  6. Serve as is or add fried ham pieces or bacon. You can also add maple syrup (I always do!)
  7. Enjoy!

NOTES

  • If the French toast is still looking very runny towards the end, then I recommend removing the lid. This will help excess moisture evaporate and thicken up the casserole.
  • Using cream instead of milk will result in a richer and heavier meal. This really just comes down to personal preference. Personally I prefer it with cream but you also add to the overall fat content of the dish.

Thanks a lot to Slow Cooking Perfected for the handy video and for the delicious Crockpot French Toast Casserole recipe.

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