This Instant Pot Cinnamon Roll French Toast Casserole is a delicious breakfast or brunch for any time of year.
This Instant Pot breakfast recipe is perfect for a college dorm room or if you don’t want to take up space in your oven.
Instant Pot French Toast
You can make a french toast casserole in the Instant Pot?! You bet your bippy you can! We are so excited about this Instant Pot French Toast Casserole. It has all of the characteristics of french toast with the delicious gooey texture and flavor of a cinnamon roll.
One thing I know for sure is that if I were a college student living in a dorm room this year, I’d FOR SURE buy an Instant Pot. No oven? No problem.
You can make this Cinnamon Roll French Toast Casserole in the comfort of your dorm room. Brunch is served, people. Check out how we did it below!
Step 1: Bread + What Bowl to Use
The bread: First things first–> you can use whatever type of bread you would like to use for this recipe.
However, we recommend using sourdough bread. We love the chewiness of sourdough and really love the texture it takes in a breakfast bake.
If any of you have any Instant Pot accessories, now is the time to get out your Instant Pot cake pan. If you don’t have a cake pan, use a 7.5-8 inch glass bowl that is oven safe!
We used the 7.5-inch bowl from our favorite Crate and Barrel set. Grease your pan and place the metal trivet at the bottom of the Instant Pot as well as 1 cup of water.
Step 2: Mix Cinnamon Roll French Toast Casserole
You want to grease your bowl and then place bread and walnuts into the bowl. Set aside while you make my favorite part of this recipe–> the ALMOND BUTTER CINNAMON DRIZZLE.
Mix all the ingredients for the drizzle into a bowl and drizzle it over the bread. In a separate bowl, combine the rest of the french toast ingredients into a bowl.
Whisk together and pour egg mixture over the bread. Use a spatula to make sure everything is coated with egg mixture.
Step 3: Set Your Instant Pot + Relax
Place Cinnamon Roll French Toast Casserole into the Instant Pot and cover. Turn the pressure valve to ‘seal’.
Set Instant Pot to high pressure and set the timer for 25 minutes. Pour yourself a cup of coffee and wait for your cinnamon roll french toast bake.
Step 4: Quick Release and EAT.
When the timer goes off, quick-release pressure and remove the bowl from Instant Pot. Drizzle with maple syrup or nut butter and ENJOY!
Instant Pot French Toast Casserole
- 1 loaf 12 slices sourdough bread, sliced into 1-inch cubes (~6 cups)
- 8 large eggs
- 1 cup milk any kind
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1/2 cups walnuts chopped
Almond Butter Cinnamon Drizzle
- 2/3 cup almond butter drippy
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon melted coconut oil*
- 4 tablespoons butter chilled
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- Spray a 7 - 8-inch glass bowl with coconut oil cooking spray. This is the bowl you will use to cook your French toast in. Set aside.
- Next, in a small bowl mix together all ingredients for the almond butter cinnamon drizzle. The consistency should be drippy and if it's not, add more melted coconut oil.
- In a medium bowl, whisk eggs, milk, vanilla, and maple syrup.
- Place half of the bread cubes and half of the walnuts into the glass bowl. Drizzle on half of the almond butter cinnamon drizzle over bread mixture. Add the rest of the bread cubes and sprinkle on the rest of the walnuts and cinnamon drizzle over the bread.
- Pour egg mixture over the entire thing and mix bread cubes with the egg mixture using a spatula. Then, sprinkle on the optional topping.
- Place metal Instant Pot trivet on the bottom of Instant Pot and pour in 1 cup of water. Then, place French toast bowl on top of the trivet.
- Lock Instant Pot and turn pressure valve to seal. Press manual and turn to high pressure and cook for 25 minutes.
- Quick release and remove Instant Pot cover. Let cool and then serve with fruit and maple syrup.
Tips & Notes
- Nutrition does not include optional topping.
I don’t have an instant pot and my oven is under repair…wondering how to make it on the stove — please help!
Looks like they told you to F.O.
I just came across this recipe while looking for some new breakfast ideas. I like the fact that it was healthier than other sweet breakfast options. I cut the recipe in half as I was only making it for 2 adults and it came out perfect! The almond butter was such a nice addition. I was worried this would be soggy but it wasn’t. It reminded me of an Irish steamed bread pudding.
Do you think I can successfully cut the recipe in 1/2? Don’t need 8 servings……if yes, what size bowl would you recommend?
I made this recipe with gluten free bread and it was delicious! Kid approved!!
Ohh! What G/F bread did you use?
What does “almond butter, drippy” mean? The drippy part specifically?
How can you make this in the oven if you don’t have an instant pot?
Try this recipe instead: https://fitfoodiefinds.com/maple-pecan-overnight-french-toast-bake-sourdough/
This looks amazing! Can I prepare it the night before and leave in refrigerator until morning to cook it?
This is easy, yummy and perfect for a special holiday or a girls brunch!!!
I loved this recipe! May I link to this post in a roundup and use one of your photos (with proper credit of course). It’s focusing on creative ways to use the IP.
Amazing! I left off the drizzle and just added a tablespoon of pie spice directly to the eggs, drizzled it with extra maple and cooked it… was so scared it would turn out soggy but wow… wonderful texture, flavor and it looked really different once sliced. Almost no one in my house doctored it at all!
I don’t have almond butter… You think peanut butter would work?
Yes, for sure!
Can I maybe make this using a healthier bread, or a gluten-free bread perhaps?
It looks simply delicious, and I will be making it regardless 🙂
Hi! Any kind of bread will work 🙂
This looks wonderful and I’m looking forward to making it. But I’m confused by your nutritional info. Sugar:2?? Did you mean 20 g carbohydrate, which would be reasonable, given the bread and maple syrup?
Is there a particular reason one would need a cake pan/oven safe bowl to make this… Is making it directly in the instant pot not advised?
Hey Ali! The reason why we didn’t cook it directly in the Instant Pot is because you need the water at the bottom to create the moisture in order to pressure cook it. We also think you would get the burn notification if you did it directly on the bottom! However, we’ve never tried it!
Oh my, I have never seen anything more decadent and comforting in my entire life! I LOVE French Toast and cinnamon. I will say that the last step might be my favorite. Quickly serve myself and DIG IN!
Very simple words have been used to explain this method and I understand everything well. Thanku so very much sharing this great recipe. This is something very interesting and amazing. I really love the idea and way you present this to us.
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So excited about that almond butter sauce!! YUM 🙂
ITS SO GOOOOOOD!
Can you not read the blog anymore? Like with most recent first? Everything looks different! Is it just me???????
Hey LJ! You can still read the blog 🙂 You just have to scroll down to the bottom of the home page.