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Bake Your French Toast

By Momma Chef

I dedicate this recipe to parents everywhere. We’re all working overtime during the pandemic, and we deserve a day off. While this may be a pipe dream, we can still make things easier for ourselves in the kitchen. For instance, my kids love French toast, but standing in front of a skillet for 30 minutes making 15 pieces of French toast is not my idea of a good time. That’s why I love this recipe: prep it in 5 minutes, let it sit, pop it in the oven, and, violà, breakfast is served. My kids like to drizzle syrup on their individual pieces, rather than on the entire casserole. I say go for it. 

Brioche French Toast Casserole


• 1 14–16 oz. loaf brioche bread
• 1/3 cup melted butter
• 2 ½ cups whole milk
• 6 eggs
• ½ cup brown sugar
• 1 tbsp. vanilla

1. Slice brioche bread into 1” slices and then cut those into 1” cubes.

2. Pour melted butter into a 9” x 13” baking dish and coat the dish well.

3. Layer bread into a greased baking dish.

4. In a medium bowl, whisk together milk, eggs, brown sugar, and vanilla and pour evenly over the bread.

5. I like to let this sit in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or, if possible, overnight.

6. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350°F and bake uncovered for 35–40 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.

7. Remove from the oven and let sit for 5–10 minutes before serving.


This article originally appeared on It has been reprinted here with permission.

Karen Nochimowski, aka Momma Chef, is a mother of three active boys (ages 12, 8, and 5). On her blog,, find more of her recipes, all of which require no more than six ingredients and six minutes of prep time.