I thought this french toast casserole was great. I used light corn syrup, whole eggs, left out the nuts and made whipped cream with powdered sugar and a bit of vanilla. The picky eater in the family did not appreciate the orange zest, but I thought it added a nice dimension to the dish. I also broiled the casserole after 30 min. to get it to brown on top. I will be making this again. It's great for a special occasion.
Easy French Toast Casserole
Jessnc Posted: 05/10/09
janet222 Posted: 12/25/10
This was a great recipe. I didn't use the egg substitute though. Used a total of 4 eggs. I didn't have to broil mine. It came out delicious....followed the recipe exactly (with the exception of egg sub.) and it was perfect. Husband said it was the best breakfast casserole ever! Made it for C'mas breakfast and will definitely make it again. Easy!
aubiechic Posted: 12/30/08
This was very easy and easy to use ingredients on hand; I replaced the dark corn syrup and dark brown sugar both for light. Additionally, I used 12 regular bread slices in place of 6 thick slices of French bread and the recipe worked just as well. The recipe was so rich that there was no need for additional syrup; I actually doubled the Grand Marnier topping recipe and the presentation was perfect!
slocrispy Posted: 12/23/10
My husband has requested this breakfast casserole each year for Christmas morning. He raves about it! I agree the toasted pecans are a must. The kids love it, too.
cookinfabulous Posted: 01/09/10
This was really good and really easy to make. I replaced the corn syrup with maple syrup, and although it the brown sugar does not completely dissolve in the maple syrup, the flavor is delicious. I ruined two batches of pecans attempting to toast them, so I served this sans pecans -still delicious. I used whole eggs and 1% milk, and I baked 30 minutes. I would add a 3 min broiling to the end to brown the tops. Flavor was excellent - didn't add orange zest. Made whipped cream but just with powdered sugar. Will make again for sure.
sprater1 Posted: 03/14/10
Easy to make. I used a baguette instead of french bread because my local store didn't have any frech bread. I found the loaf didn't quite fill the 13x9 pan so I added in some hamburger buns and that worked fine filling in the last row. I also browned the casserole for 1 minute under the broiler. Everyone loved it!
MaryCQ Posted: 01/03/11
A big hit! Easy and delicious. Big servings for six. I might use smaller slices of bread next time and make eight servings.
colbob Posted: 01/09/12
BIG hit here. Have made this easy, fast recipe a few times and have never had complaints, only praises. I've made with 2 eggs and substitute but also with 4 eggs (no substitute). Per reviews, I used maple syrup instead of the corn syrup. YUM! The biggest pointer I have is to forego dipping the bread slices in the liquid. I chop up the bread into small cubes (easier to dish out and eat), put on top of the syrup mixture. Then, I pour the egg mixture over the entire dish and gently mix to make sure the bread is all coated. Otherwise, after baking, there may be dry areas.
Saratx Posted: 01/08/12
This was so awesome! I'm always a little concerned about french toast casserole being dry, but no problem here. The only thing I added was a sprinkle of cinnamon to each side of the bread after I dipped it in the egg mixture. This recipe is definitely a keeper!
Keiko123 Posted: 02/04/12
The only thing I did different was use Cuban bread, which looks like French bread but was a little too airey so the bread got kind of gloppy and couldn't really turn the pieces over without wrecking it. Sprnkled a little more cinnamon sugar on top and a few pecans and 11 women devoured it.
seaside725 Posted: 04/17/13
I made this recipe with Texas Toast. I also used 4 eggs instead of the egg substitute. I thought it was good and easy to make.
gloria5846 Posted: 02/12/14
I mix 3 to 4 eggs(not substitute) 1 tea vanilla 1/8 teaspoon orange extract (not orange rind) plus Grand Marnier along with the milk all together pour over the bread. I also put pecan or walnut on top the syrup mixture then put the bread on top pour over the bread. Its really great.
koriander Posted: 12/30/13
I liked this, my husband thought it was OK. He didn't care for the orange flavor, comparing it to orange marmalade. I used cinnamon brioche and fresh orange peel, and served it with bacon and orange slices. I would make this again for company, and look forward to trying it reheated for breakfast this week.