This crockpot french toast casserole is the perfect way to start your camping day. Simply prep it the night before, refrigerate overnight, and pop it in the crockpot in the morning. Enjoy it for breakfast, lunch, or dessert!Jump to Recipe
Mmm Mmm! This slow cooker French toast casserole provides a sweet start to any camping day. It’s an easy recipe for a delicious breakfast with only a few minutes of prep the night before.
While many crock pot french toast casserole recipes use brioche bread or white sandwich bread, our recipe lives up to its name by using French bread. It gives the perfect texture for a perfect breakfast!
The French bread soaks overnight in the fridge, then you dump it in your slow cooker early in the morning. You can cook it on high for a couple of hours, on low for brunch, or pop it in the oven to enjoy in 45 minutes.
We’re going to give you a few quick tips and then jump straight to the recipe card.
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This French toast recipe is very simple to make, but the following tips address common concerns. We address the type of bread, how to time your cooking, and how to tie in this recipe with your full camping menu.
- Slow cooker recipes for French toast casserole produce a softer casserole than oven-baked recipes. The texture is somewhat similar to bread pudding without the custard mixture.
- Our recipe does not call for stale bread, but you can use it, especially if you want your casserole a bit firmer. Plus, you can often score a discount on day-old bread from your grocer’s bakery department.
- French bread is the best bread to use (it is FRENCH toast, after all!), but any kind of bread can work. You can even use leftover hot buns, hamburger buns, or the leftover crusts from making a bulk supply of homemade uncrustables. HOWEVER, if you use regular bread like those, subtract one egg from this recipe since they’re not as dense as a French loaf of bread.
- Timing can be tricky for this crockpot recipe since slow cooking takes 2-4 hours. If you don’t have an early riser in your travel group, plan for a later breakfast or brunch. Or, give yourself plenty of time and enjoy it for lunch, “brinner,” or …
- Enjoy it as dessert! This french toast bake makes an excellent dessert by itself, with fresh fruit, or topped with heavy whipping cream. You can even go “a la mode” with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. YUM!
- Refrigerate leftovers in an airtight container. If it hardens too much, sprinkle it with water or place a glass of water in the microwave as you reheat it.
Alright, that’s enough tips. Let’s move on to the breakfast recipe that’ll make every morning feel like Christmas morning!
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