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Crockpot French Toast Casserole Recipe

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!

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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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Quick Tips

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!

Your New Favorite French Toast Recipe

This recipe fits a small RV crockpot (4 qt) to feed up to 4 people. But you can easily double the recipe if you have a 6 qt slow cooker in your rig (or at home!).

And don’t let that other half of French bread go to waste! Serve it with our easy taco soup.

Crockpot French Toast Casserole

4 from 5 votes
Recipe by Camping Food Recipes Course: Main, Breakfast, DessertCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cook Time

4

hours

This crockpot French toast casserole starts your day with soft, sweet goodness. This recipe fits a small RV crockpot (4 qt) to feed up to 4 people. But you can easily double the recipe if you have a 6 qt slow cooker in your rig (or at home!).

Ingredients

  • 1/2 loaf 1/2 french bread, cubed

  • 3 3 eggs

  • 3/4 cup 3/4 milk

  • 1/2 tsp 1/2 pure vanilla extract

  • 1/4 cup 1/4 butter, melted

  • 1/2 tsp 1/2 cinnamon

  • 1/3 cup 1/3 brown sugar

  • 1/4 cup 1/4 chopped pecans (optional)

Directions

  • Place your cubed French bread into a large bowl.*
  • In another bowl, whisk eggs, milk, vanilla, & cinnamon together.
  • Pour egg mixture over the bread cubes & toss until all bread is well coated.
  • Cover and refrigerate overnight (or at least 4 hours).
  • Spray your crockpot liberally with non-stick cooking spray and then pour in your coated bread. (This recipe easily fits in a 4 qt crockpot. You can double the recipe for a 6 qt.)
  • Melt the butter in the microwave and mix with the brown sugar and optional pecans. Then pour across your bread.
  • Cover and cook on low for 4 hours or high for 2 hours**.
  • Serving suggestion: Scoop to serve with a sprinkling of powdered sugar and top with your favorite fresh fruit, like sliced strawberries, bananas, or blueberries.***

Equipment

Notes

  • *Serve the other half loaf of French bread with our easy taco soup recipe.
  • **If you overslept & missed your cooking window, you can cook this casserole in 45 minutes in your RV oven. Bake covered at 350 for 30 minutes. Uncover & bake 15 more minutes.
  • ***This sweet recipe doesn’t require syrup. But if you wish to top it with syrup, you can reduce the brown sugar to 1/2 cup.
  • This casserole is a breakfast and brunch favorite, but it is also great as a dessert!

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2 Comments

  1. Do you have a weight or volume equivalent for the half loaf of bread? I’m going to try this using scraps of various loaves and not sure how to get close to the half loaf measure. Thanks!

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