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Overnight French Toast Casserole

posted by Julie Evink on May 15, 2013

Overnight French Toast Casserole ~ Make it the night ahead and just pop it in the oven and have a wonderful breakfast! via

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

As you all know quick and easy is my way! When I was contacted to do a sponsored post for I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter! for their Breakfast After Dark campaign I knew this was calling my name. I love breakfast. It’s so easy to whip up that it makes a perfect supper and it’s delicious! Plus it’s fun to do it at night for mixing things up and being in a rut is not what we want right?!

What is even more awesome is I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter! has 70% less saturated fat than butter, no hydrogenated oils and is made from a blend of vegetable oils. Their products are also gluten free, so not only is it great tasting but it’s good for you! How much does that rock? The fact that I can spread it right out of the fridge is pretty awesome too. I hate when you end up tearing apart your bread when spreading things on it!

Well my Overnight French Toast Casserole may not bring out the date night quite like this Italian Skillet Eggs webisode, but the hubby loved them and well that’s all I’m going for. They say happy wife happy life, same goes for the hubs especially when it comes to his stomach being full!

If you are looking for a simple meal for supper and want a fun twist on it this Overnight French Toast Casserole is perfect. Whip it up the morning before you go to work and pop it right into the oven when you get home, then of course put your legs up and relax as your kids run around like crazy people!


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Overnight French Toast Casserole

Preparation 20 minutes 2017-06-29T00:20:00+00:00 Cook Time 1 hour 2017-06-29T01:00:00+00:00 Serves 8     adjust servings


French Toast

  • 1 loaf sourdough bread, tore into pieces
  • 8 eggs
  • 2 1/2 c. milk
  • 1/2 c. heavy whipping cream
  • 2 c. Golden Butter Yellow cake mix
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract


  • 1/2 c. All-purpose Flour
  • 1/2 c. Firmly Packed Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1 stick I Can't Believe It's Not Butter!, Cut Into Pieces


  1. Spray a 9x13" glass baking dish with non-stick spray.
  2. Layer pieces of bread in baking dish.
  3. Whisk together eggs, milk, heaving whipping cream, cake mix, cinnamon and vanilla extract in a large bowl. Pour mixture over bread.
  4. Cover baking dish and store in the fridge overnight or for several hours.
  5. In a small bowl add flour, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt, stir until combined. Mix in I Can't Believe It's Not Butter! to mixture. Store in fridge overnight and several hours.
  6. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  7. Remove french toast casserole from fridge, uncover and drop topping by the spoonful randomly across french toast casserole.
  8. Bake for 1 hour until the center is set and edges are browned.
  9. Serve with butter and maple syrup


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 661kcal Calories from fat 244
% Daily Value
Total Fat 27g 42%
Saturated Fat 14g 70%
Transfat 0g
Cholesterol 218mg 73%
Sodium 693mg 29%
Carbohydrate 87g 29%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 21g
Protein 17g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g

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  • Kelly @ Mostly Homemade Mom

    Wow!! French Toast Casserole with yellow cake mix as an ingredient? This HAS to be amazing!

  • Cathy


    I would love for you to share your favorite posts and link up at my TGIF Link Party.
    The party opens Thursday night and closes on Wednesday night at midnight.

    Please, invite your friends to party too! The more the merrier!

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  • Liberty on Less

    This looks DELICIOUS! I love using I Can’t Believe it’s not Butter in my recipes! I can’t wait to try this 🙂

  • Brooke

    This looks so good, I can’t wait to try.Thanks for sharing. I just started my blog and would love anyone to stop by. THANKS!

    • Julie Evink

      Thanks Brooke! Off to check out your blog now 🙂

  • Cathy@LemonTreeDwelling

    Oh wow! With cake mix!? This looks incredibly delicious Julie!!

  • Emily

    Yum! I’ve pinned for the next time I have people over for brunch! Sounds delicious!

  • Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust

    I love overnight french toast SO much Julie!

  • The Better Baker

    What an interesting recipe, using cake mix! Looks fantastic. Our family does brunch often and this would be great. Thanks soooo much for sharing at Weekend Potluck…please come back soon. And be sure to enjoy a great weekend.

  • Colleen, The Smart Cookie Cook

    YUM! Nothing like a good old French toast casserole! I like that you used sourdough bread, and that topping sounds scrumptious.

  • Jocelyn @BruCrew Life

    French toast casserole with a cake mix in it? I am seriously loving this!!!!

    • Julie Evink

      Everything is better with cake mix right?!

  • Jen Nikolaus

    YES!! I am totally trying this!!! First of all, love that I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter spread! Second of all, I think you just had the best idea ever to make this in the morning, stick it in the fridge and then pull it out and bake for dinner! There is nothing better than breakfast for dinner. My boys would DIE. Thank you so much for sharing this yumminess! Pinning and dying to try!

    Jen @ Yummy Healthy Easy

    • Julie Evink

      It is amazing! I work out of the home so I made it the night before, came home, popped it in the oven and played with my daughter. Can’t get better than that I tell ya!

  • Victoria B.

    I haven’t tried overnight french toast yet. This looks delicious!

    • Julie Evink

      It’s amazing! I love the fact you can make it ahead of time and enjoy the morning because you just stick it in the oven!

  • tanya

    Oooh, looks good Julie! So much better than the oatmeal I’m about to have!

    • Julie Evink

      Haha but Oatmeal MIGHT be better for you 🙂

  • Karyn - Pint Sized Baker

    I loved baked french toast! Yummy! Thanks so much for sharing at Two Cup Tuesday on Pint Sized Baker. I’ve pinned it!

  • Samantha

    Made this for our “breakfast dinner”…IT IS AMAZING!!! Everyone loved it! You wil not regret trying this.

    • Julie Evink

      Wonderful Samantha! So happy you enjoyed it 🙂

  • BILL H

    I have requested that my wife make this for Christmas morning…we’ll let you know how we like it!

  • BILL H

    It was like a cross between cinnamon French toast and bread pudding…awesome!!

  • Kristina

    Brilliant recipe! Could I use left over bread crusts from some basic honey wheat bread?! I just made some homemade uncrustable PB&J sandwiches and I feel terrible to just throw the crusts out. Eeek!

    • Julie Evink

      I’m not sure Kristina! It’s worth a shot!

  • Danielle

    All I have is the tub of butter can I use that or dots it have to be stick butter?

    • Julie Evink

      I think that would work fine Danielle!

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