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Easy French Toast Casserole

This Easy French Toast Casserole is a hybrid of traditional French toast and Southern bread pudding.  The two marry together in one delicious breakfast treat that is perfect for enjoying on the weekends and/or serving to company.
Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Breakfast Casserole, French toast
Servings: 8 servings1
Calories: 549kcal
Author: Lynda Self


  • 9 x 13 Baking Pan
  • Large Mixing Bowl
  • Whisk


  • 1.5 packages King's Hawaiian Rolls
  • 1 cup pecans chopped
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 quart half and half
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg


  • Cut the Hawaiian bread into 1-inch cubes. Place in an oven that has been preheated to 300 degrees Fahrenheit and bake for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
  • Chopped the pecans and toast in a 350 degree oven for 7 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, half-and-half, maple syrup, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  • Place bread cubes in 9 x 13 baking pan that has been sprayed with non-stick spray. Sprinkle the pecans over the bread cubes. Pour the custard mixture over the bread and pecans being careful to cover the tops of all of the bread cubes.
  • Bake at 375 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes. Check around the 25 minute mark to help prevent burning.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool for 5 to 10 minutes before serving.



Serving: 1 | Calories: 549kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 189mg | Sodium: 289mg | Potassium: 300mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 606IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 179mg | Iron: 1mg