Brioche French Toast Casserole
Super easy to make Brioche French Toast Casserole with Fruit and Nuts is the holiday breakfast your friends and family will love. So simple to make (literally just a couple minutes of prep!), this recipe will be a holiday staple year after year.
Brioche French Toast Casserole
It’s almost here, Christmas is lurking around the corner and my little guy is going absolutely nuts with joy….or sugar. It’s hard to determine the source of the energy but it’s so much fun getting to plan the day with him.
We host a holiday brunch every year for my family on Christmas morning and a breakfast casserole is always on the menu. Each year I try to come up with something new like last year’s Monte Cristo Casserole which is, still, a huge hit! So, for this year…I wanted to come up with something equally amazing with tons of flavor but a little less work.
This Brioche French Toast Casserole is loaded with nuts and dried fruit making it a hearty, comforting breakfast that is perfect for holidays or leisurely weekend breakfasts.
Ingredients You Will Need
The ingredients list is pretty short and we love to use this homemade brioche but a store bought brioche or other study bread will work just as well.
- Brioche Bread or Challah, a buttery loaf packs the most flavor punch but use your favorite bread if you wish.
- Golden Raisins, you can use any raisin but I feel the golden raisins are a little less sweet.
- Chopped Dates. You can replace the dates with your favorite dried fruit like apricots or mango.
- Cinnamon, Nutmeg and Clove
- Chopped Walnuts and Pecans, if you’re not a nut fan you can skip them or use your favorite.
How To Make It
This easy French Toast Casserole recipe has every flavor you dream of when you think of the holidays. Crunchy, buttery nuts, rich cream, bursts of cinnamon, cloves….it’s like the most amazing version of French toast you could ever imagine.
Cut the brioche into cubes.
Whisk the eggs, half and half, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves.
Toss the brioche together with the nuts and fruit.
Pour the egg mixture over the brioche and toss to coat.
Arrange in a baking dish and bake.
Serve warm or room temperature!
French Toast Casserole is very much like bread pudding so we may have enjoyed this with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for dessert, too.
What To Serve It With
More Easy Breakfast Casseroles
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- Stuffed Panettone French Toast Casserole Recipe
- Slow Cooker Cinnamon Roll French Toast Casserole
- Chocolate Stuffed Croissant French Toast Casserole
Get the Recipe: Brioche French Toast Casserole with Fruit and Nuts
- 1 loaf Specially Selected Sliced Brioche Loaf
- 2 cups Countryside Creamery Half and Half
- 5 Goldhen Large Eggs
- 1 teaspoon Stonemill Essentials Pure Vanilla Extract
- 1 teaspoon Stonemill Essentials Ground Cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon Stonemill Essentials Ground Nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon Stonemill Ground Cloves
- 1 cup Southern Grove Golden Raisins
- 1 cup Southern Grove Chopped Dates
- 1/2 cup Southern Grove Chopped Walnuts
- 1/2 cup Southern Grove Chopped Pecans
- Baker’s Corner Confectioners’ Sugar, for dusting
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Cut the brioche into 1 inch cubes and place in a large bowl.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the half and half, eggs, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves.
- Pour the raisins, dates, walnuts and pecans in the bowl with the brioche. Toss to combine.
- Pour the egg mixture over the bread cubes and carefully toss the mixture to coat being careful not to break up the bread.
- Transfer the mixture to a 13×9 inch baking dish coated with cooking spray.
- Bake the casserole for 40-45 minutes or until puffed up and golden brown.
- Serve the casserole dusted with powdered sugar, if desired.
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