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
This Brioche French Toast Casserole is so versatile and easy. We love to serve it alongside a few slices of bacon or breakfast sausage.
It’s also fantastic with a bright, fresh fruit salad or a slice of ham.
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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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38 Comments on “Brioche French Toast Casserole”
The best thing about shopping at ALDI is the product variety/selection, especially when it comes to their high quality gluten-free foods section.
Their gluten-free products are amazing!
I love Aldi!! I buy my oatmeal and pantry staples there because you just can’t beat their prices. Also.. their chocolates are AMAZING!
I love my local ALDI! 🙂 We have found that we actually like the taste & quality of most of their store brand equivalents to many of our favorite national brand foods & snacks. And the produce can’t be beat! So much cheaper than the national chains. 🙂
Soon much cheaper! And we, actually, prefer ALDI brand over others for some products too!
In my quiet part of rural northwest Wisconsin , I’ve met people who have driven one hour each way to shop at ALDI. The prices and quality are well worth the trip, so good, in fact, that I drove one half hour each way to buy ingredients for a slow cooked vegetarian meal , and it more than paid for my gas.
Oh my goodness! That is awesome!
I do like my local ALDI too. Their canned veggies have great flavor and their wines are good also. I have not found anything that I bought there to be inferior to large chain grocery stores. Their produce is very good too. Their products are more reasonable priced and a bargain in my book. This Casserole sound great, can’t wait to try it.
I so wish they would sell wine at my ALDI but the laws don’t allow it. Thanks so much, Judy!
i love shopping at aldi (and they are actually opening one up near me in the spring…can’t wait! right now i have to drive a little ways). i love that they don’t have a million choices – it’s nice to just have ONE type of ___ to purchase instead of choosing from 596302 brands. also, i love their seasonal products – they always have interesting cheese/spreads/dips etc.
I love the seasonal products….all the cheese!
I love ALDI’s frozen fruit and chocolate selections.
Their chocolate is insane!
I go to Aldi to buy frozen shrimp. It is a lot less expensive than at other stores.
I’ll definitely add the frozen shrimp to my list, haven’t tried that yet!
Thanks for the recipe. Since I do 90% of the cooking, every tip is helpful
Thanks, Brian! They just opened an ALDI in Rio Grande, if you haven’t checked it out yet you should stop in…they have awesome deals!
I live in Georgia, so happy we have several Aldi stores to shop at. My most favorite item is their Sourdough bread can never get enough of it.
I haven’t tried the sourdough bread yet but I’ll certainly add it to the list for my trip this weekend!
In my area Aldi has the cheapest milk and bread in town. I also like going in to find unadvertised deals, likely because they have overstock. Two times in the last month they had eggs for $.29. I felt like I was stealing them!!
I love Aldi so much! My favorites are the Fit & Active 45 calorie bread and Fit & Active String Cheese. I swear these helped me so much losing weight and the prices for them are phenomenal compared to other brands. But there are so, so, so many other products that I love: Kirkwood stuffed chicken breasts, hummus, the single serve dark roast coffee, all of their great holiday goodies, wonderful cheap produce, and the list just goes on and on! I have a lot of Aldi feels, lol!! Thank you for the chance!
I loooooove their GF bread! It’s the closest to real bread I’ve gotten!
I’m looking for “the night before” recipes I can prep on Christmas Eve!
You can make this one the night before, just cover and refrigerate. Allow to sit at room temperature for about 30 minutes before baking.
My favorite Aldi’s product is their dairy products eggs butter cream cheese cheeses everything is great quality & such better prices than the regular stores
Oh we just had our first Aldi open here just before Thanksgiving! I was so excited! For Thanksgiving we tried the Gluten free stuffing and gluten free french fried onions for the green bean casserole. Oh…it was sooo good! I have celiac disease, but the rest of the family gets to eat normal. I was so excited to have some stuffing and green bean casserole just for me! So glad they carry gluten free options!
the best thing about aldi’s is the selection of wine at affordable prices
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We just got an Aldi near where I live (San Diego) and i LOVE it! It reminds me of shopping in Europe, especially with the chocolates. Mostly I love how affordable it is! Even though it’s a little out of the way, it’s totally my new go to grocery store.
My favorite thing about Aldi’s is their wonderful prices on great quality foods like crackers and cereal.
That looks and sounds so delicious. I have always been a huge fan of Aldi’s. Although I am in Georgia I have a few Aldi’s located near which I love. My staple products include their almond milk, their steak seasoning and of course all of the fruits and veggies!
I love Ald’s chocolate and frozen fruit.
I love Aldi’S gnocchi! It really is my favorite grocery store.
I love the prices and international goods at Aldi.
I love the cheaper produce at Aldi…still good quality but less expensive.
I love their cookies and desserts!
They’re the best!
I love shopping at Aldi’s because they have great prices and now organic foods!