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.

Slice of brioche French toast casserole on a blue and white plate with sliced pears.

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.

Serving of brioche French toast casserole on a spatula.

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.
  • Eggs
  • 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.
  • Vanilla
  • Cinnamon, Nutmeg and Clove
  • Chopped Walnuts and Pecans, if you’re not a nut fan you can skip them or use your favorite.
Ingredients for brioche French toast casserole on a board with bread cut into cubes, eggs, cinnamon and nuts.

How To Make Brioche French Toast Casserole

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.

  1. Cut the brioche into cubes.
  2. Whisk the eggs, half and half, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves.
  3. Toss the brioche together with the nuts and fruit.
  4. Pour the egg mixture over the brioche and toss to coat.
  5. Arrange in a baking dish and bake.
  6. Serve warm or room temperature!
  7. 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.
Ingredients for brioche French toast casserole being prepared.

Serving Suggestions

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.

Square serving of Brioche French Toast Casserole on a blue and white plate.

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Get the Recipe: Brioche French Toast Casserole Recipe

Make ahead Brioche French Toast Casserole is studded with fruit and nuts for a splendid weekend breakfast dish that’s ready and waiting.
5 from 1 vote


  • 1 lb Brioche loaf
  • 2 cups Half and Half
  • 5 Large Eggs
  • 1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground Cloves
  • 1 cup Golden Raisins
  • 1 cup Chopped Dates
  • 1/2 cup Chopped Walnuts
  • 1/2 cup Chopped Pecans
  • Confectioners' Sugar, for dusting


  • 1 baking dish


  • 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.
Serving: 0g, Calories: 323kcal, Carbohydrates: 33g, Protein: 8g, Fat: 19g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 124mg, Sodium: 67mg, Potassium: 432mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 23g, Vitamin A: 365IU, Vitamin C: 1.2mg, Calcium: 114mg, Iron: 1.5mg

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