This slow cooker 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.
If you want to see how this slow cooker recipe is prepared, then be sure to check out the video above. It goes through everything you need to know for cooking this up just right.
Slow Cooker French Toast Casserole Recipe
2 cups milk or cream
1 Tbsp. white sugar
1 tsp. vanilla bean paste or vanilla essence
1 tsp. cinnamon, ground
½ tsp. nutmeg, ground
Butter for greasing
Grease the slow cooker with some butter.
Layer the bread in the slow cooker.
Pour the milk mixture over the bread, the bread should be almost completely covered.
Cook for 6-8 hours on low.
Serve & enjoy
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.
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 mic 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.
If you’re after the nutritional information for this tasty casserole then you can find everything you need below. This doesn’t include any extras such as bacon or maple syrup that you might have with it.
If you just want some French toast fast, then the traditional method of just cooking it in the pan is the best way to get this done.
I hope that you have been able to follow this slow cooker French toast casserole recipe without any issues. If you have some variations or feedback that you would love to share, then please feel free to leave a comment below.
I use a 5.5L/6 Quart slow cooker for all the recipes that I have on this website unless specified. If you have a smaller or larger slow cooker then you might need to adjust the ingredients.
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