Prep this Maple Pecan Overnight French Toast Bake recipe the night before so that you can serve your guests a healthy warm meal in the morning.
This yummy breakfast is actually a sourdough French toast bake made healthier with the addition of Greek yogurt and real maple syrup.
Meal prep breakfast lovers unite! Whether you’re making this French toast bake or French toast pumpkin chocolate chip muffins or a blueberry coffee cake or these triple berry baked oatmeal cups, we”re your first step to the make ahead breakfasts of your dreams.
Breakfast Dreams Come True
Can you guess what I’m making the Hersh crew on Christmas morning? Hells to the yes it’s this recipe. Overnight French toast bake is actually something Mark’s mom makes every year for Thanksgiving/Christmas and it inspired me to create my very own recipe for FFF. When I asked Rhonda, Mark’s mom, where she got her recipe from, she said Pioneer Woman and thus, the inspiration for this French toast casserole recipe toast was born.
Most overnight French toast recipes are made with tons of sugar, butter, and cream, so I thought I’d get inspired by Ree’s recipe and Fit Foodie it up a bit.
Overnight French Toast Bake Healthy Swaps
- Instead of white bread we used sourdough
- Instead of cream, we used full-fat Greek yogurt
- Instead of granulated sugar, we used more spices
I promise these alterations will not affect the flavor of this dish, they will truly enhance them!
In this overnight French toast recipe, we used a fresh loaf of sourdough from the bakery, but the normal sandwich sourdough would work as well. TBH, you can use any kind of bread…just make sure it’s around 8 cups chopped.
I thought about skipping the streusel topping to make it even healthier, but come onnnnnn the streusel makes this recipe! We decided to use butter and brown sugar, but coconut oil and coconut sugar will also work! I’ll let you guys make that decision. Other ingredients you need include:
French Toast Bake Ingredients
Once you’ve prepared this bake you have 2 options. You can either place it in the fridge overnight for easy access in the morning or let it sit for 30 minutes and bake it the morning of! Know that they both work and taste great! Here are more answers to commonly asked questions about overnight French toast casserole!
French Toast Casserole FAQs
How do I make French toast bake in the oven?
Easy! The basis of french toast bake in the oven is bread, eggs, and milk. From there, you slice your bread into fluffy squares, whisk up your egg mixture, and mix it all together! Most French toast bakes come with a streusel topping, so you’ll add that on top before baking!
How do you make easy French toast casserole?
This French toast casserole is super simple and is made the night before for easy an easy breakfast in the morning. Scroll down to follow the recipe!
How do you make French toast overnight?
Don’t be afraid to prepare your french toast casserole the night before! All you have to do is find a French toast casserole recipe (like this one), prepare it the night before, cover it with seran wrap, and pop in the fridge the night before. Overnight the bread will suck up all of that moisture and be ready for baking in the morning!
How do you make cinnamon roll French toast bake?
We have a delicious recipe on FFF for Instant Pot Cinnamon Roll French Toast Casserole that’s made in less than 60 minutes!
That is all for now. Looking forward to seeing all of your lovely posts of this recipe on social media.
More French Toast Bake Recipes
- Instant Pot Cinnamon Roll French Toast Casserole
- Stuffed French Toast
- Pumpkin Chocolate Chip French Toast Cups
Overnight French Toast Bake Recipe Video
French Toast Bake
- 1 loaf of fresh bakery sourdough (8 cups chunked), chopped*
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- 8 large eggs
- 1/2 cup full-fat Greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1.5 cups milk (any kind)
- 1/3 cup white whole wheat flour
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans
- 1/4 cup brown sugar (or coconut sugar)
- 4 tablespoons butter or coconut oil, room temperature
- Preheat oven to 350ºF and spray a 10 x 7-inch casserole dish* with cooking spray.
- Use a knife to chop your sourdough into small chunks. If your sourdough is fresh from the bakery, it might be easier to tear the pieces apart with your hands. Place inside of your dish.
- Then, sprinkle on 1 cup of chopped pecans and mix with sourdough pieces.
- In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, Greek yogurt, maple syrup, cinnamon, nutmeg, and milk.
- Pour on top of sourdough and use your hands to press the bread into the egg mixture, submerging it. You want to make sure you do this to fully coat all pieces of bread.
- Place in refrigerator overnight OR for at least 30 minutes if you’d like to bake the morning of.
- Make streusel topping by mixing together white whole wheat flour, chopped pecans, brown sugar, and butter.
- Remove French toast bake from the refrigerator and use your hands to submerge the bread in the egg mixture one more time before baking. Cover with tin foil and bake at 350ºF for 30 minutes, covered. Remove and add topping. Bake for another 15-25 minutes, uncovered depending on what consistency you like for your French toast bake.
- Let cool for at least 5-10 minutes before slicing.
Tips & Notes
- Option to use a store-bought loaf that is used for sandwiches. Make sure to measure out 8 cups.
- If you’re using a bigger casserole dish (such as a 9×13-inch), you’ll likely need to reduce the bake time by 5-10 minutes.
- Nutrition is for 8 servings.
Nutrition FactsServing Size: 1/8 recipe Calories: 398 Sugar: 22 Sodium: 146 Fat: 26 Carbohydrates: 30 Fiber: 1 Protein: 12
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