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French Toast Casserole

Philia Kelnhofer wrote in her new book "Fast and Easy Five-Ingredient Recipes: A Cookbook for Busy People" "Whenever we have friends staying over or are hosting a brunch, this is the dish I make. This French toast casserole is everything you could possibly hope for out of a brunch menu item—sweet, with a little bit of crunch from the caramelized sugar, and very comforting. It’s definitely a crowd-pleaser."

French Toast Casserole

  • Makes


    8-10 servings
  • Meal
    Breakfast, Brunch
  • Prep

    10 minutes
  • Cook

    30 minutes
  • Total

    40 minutes


  • 1 loaf raisin cinnamon swirl bread
  • 1 cup milk (I use 2% milk, but feel free to use whatever milk you have on hand)
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar


  • 1. Preheat the oven to 370°F. Spray a 9 x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.

  • 2. Cut the bread into large chunks (I simply cut the entire loaf into sixths) and place the bread chunks in the prepared baking dish.

  • 3. In a large bowl, whisk together the milk and eggs and pour on top of the bread pieces.

  • 4. Sprinkle both sugars over the bread mixture.

  • 5. Bake for 30 minutes, remove from the oven and allow to cool for 5 to 10 minutes, and serve.

Available at Amazon. Excerpted from "Fast and Easy Five-Ingredient Recipes" by Philia Kelnhofer (Countryman Press 2016).

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