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Crockpot French Toast Casserole

Caramel pecan crockpot french toast casserole is insane!! It’s SO easy to make and a perfect brunch or Christmas breakfast!! If you loved our air fryer French toast you’ll love our slow cooker style too!

crockpot french toast casserole

I must say this is caramel pecan crockpot french toast casserole is one is the most insanely delicious desserts I have ever made, and it’s SO easy too! If you follow The Typical Mom at all you know I’m a bit obsessed with crockpot recipes so this one is made in that which makes it perfect for holidays like Christmas morning (or any time really)! (originally published 8/16, affiliate links present)

Slow Cooker French Toast

I know….and yes it tastes as amazing as it looks (actually better). Had most of the ingredients at home (which is my kinda’ recipe) but instead of a regular loaf of bread I have used before when I’ve made my caramel apple bread pudding, I instead used Hawaiian sweet rolls!

You kind of layer it like a lasagna once you have everything mixed together, turn it on and it is done in 2/5-3 hours. Think about Christmas morning or if you are having guests over for brunch. You may want to make a baked breakfast casserole but you know that is always full with other items needed for later that day.

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Crockpot French Toast

It literally only takes maybe 10 minutes to put it all together, turn it on while you’re chatting or opening presents and then this caramel pecan french toast casserole is done! Here is the printable recipe.

  • Bread – I like Hawaiian sweet rolls
  • Milk
  • Room temperature eggs
  • Brown sugar
  • Butter
  • Cinnamon
  • Add ins can be crushed pecans or other nuts, or a dash of vanilla extract

It is scrumptiously sweet and SO easy to make. Serve as is or with some apple butter on the side. If you don’t have a large crockpot this is my favorite one. The only item you may have trouble finding but can order are caramel bits (I use them all the time). Enjoy my friends!

slow cooker french toast

Slow Cooker French Toast Casserole Recipe

If you don’t have a slow cooker you can make this overnight casserole in your oven using French or thick sandwich bread. We make cake mix brownies too if you want to make a few easy treats for your large get together.

  • Cube sweet rolls, loaf of stale bread loaf or french bread (I used 1.5 of the 2 packages of sweet rolls), set aside. 
  • Combine milk, eggs, and 1 pinch cinnamon in a bowl, whisk together. 
  • Combine brown sugar, 1 pinch cinnamon, pecans, and caramel bits in another bowl. 
  • Put crockpot on low and lay half of your bread cubes on the bottom and pour melted butter on top of this layer. 
  • Put 1.5 c. of egg milk mixture on top of this layer
  • Sprinkle some of the brown sugar mixture on top of your bread mixture too. 
  • Add the remaining cubed bread, then egg mixture, then brown sugar mix, then one more layer with the brown sugar mixture left on top. 
  • Cover and cook on low for 2.5-3 hours cooking time or until egg is cooked. Serve.

Slow Cooker Bread Pudding Recipe

I would kinda’ compare this to our Crockpot bread pudding you see here. This one I added pumpkin puree into the egg mixture because it was Fall time.

crockpot raisin bread pudding

When done it is certainly sweet enough but adding a bit of moisture on top is nice. You can do this with whipped cream which will melt and goo all over. A drizzle of maple syrup works well too though. I like fresh fruit diced up if I have some on hand for a breakfast recipe. Could easily be served for dessert though.

How to reheat leftover french toast casserole

You can do this in your microwave if you only have a few pieces left over. If this is the case put it on a plate with a drizzle of cream or syrup on the top to add moisture. Put a paper towel over the top to trap the steam a bit. Heat for 45 seconds to 1 minute or until warmed to your liking. If you have half of your pan or more left you should;

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F or 175° Celcius
  2. Take the covered pan out of the refrigerator and let it sit at room temperature for at least 15 minutes to take the chill off.
  3. Drizzle syrup over the top to moisten, or sprinkle some milk on top alternatively.
  4. Cover the dish with aluminum foil to prevent the top from getting too brown or dry during reheating.
  5. Place the covered casserole dish in the preheated oven and bake for about 15-20 minutes, or until it is heated through and the center is no longer cold.
  6. Remove the foil from and continue baking for another 5-10 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and crispy.
  7. Once fully heated and golden brown on top, remove it from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes before serving.

As when it was cooked and served fresh I still think the best way to enjoy it is with some fresh fruits on the top too. Adds from freshness to an otherwise heavier dish for sure. Another way to enjoy it is to dice up leftovers, whisk an egg with cinnamon, toss in there and fry up in a pan sort of like a deconstructed French toast with bread pieces.

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Crockpot French Toast

Caramel pecan Crockpot french toast casserole is insane!! It's SO easy to make and a perfect brunch or Christmas breakfast!! Slow cooker style!
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword breakfast, casserole, crockpot, french toast, slow cooker
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 45 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 240kcal
Author The Typical Mom

Ingredients

  • 1.5 pkg Hawaiian sweet rolls or 1 loaf of french bread
  • 2.5 c milk 2% or whole
  • 9 eggs
  • 3/4 c brown sugar
  • 1/2 c pecans
  • 2 tbsp melted butter
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 c caramel bits optional

Instructions

  • Cube sweet rolls or french bread (I used 1.5 of the 2 packages of sweet rolls), set aside. 
  • Combine milk, eggs, and 1 pinch cinnamon in a bowl, whisk together. 
  • Combine brown sugar, 1 pinch cinnamon, pecans, and caramel bits in another bowl. 
  • Put crockpot on low and lay half of your cubed bread on the bottom and pour melted butter on top of this layer. 
  • Put 1.5 c. of egg mixture on top of this layer, sprinkle some of the brown sugar mixture on top too. 
  • Add the remaining cubed bread, then egg, then brown sugar mix, then one more layer with the brown sugar mixture left on top. 
  • Cover and cook on low for 2.5-3 hours or until egg is cooked. Serve.

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Nutrition Facts
Crockpot French Toast
Amount Per Serving (4 oz)
Calories 240 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 191mg64%
Sodium 108mg5%
Potassium 221mg6%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Sugar 24g27%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 390IU8%
Calcium 142mg14%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
crockpot french toast casserole
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Susan

Sunday 6th of January 2019

Hi! I'm so excited to make this for my fellowship group! My crockpot does not have a "Low" setting. It has "4", "6", "8", or "10" hours.....will the 4 hour setting be too long?

Lindsay

Monday 17th of December 2018

Can you put together the night before and keep in fridge until morning?

Pam

Thursday 15th of December 2016

In the video you added a teaspoon of a white granulated ingredient, but it isn't listed in the ingredients. Does anyone know what that was?

The Typical Mom

Thursday 15th of December 2016

OH it's just 1 tbs. sugar...not absolutely necessary as it is sweet enough as it is. Sorry.

Susan Hopkins Boyd

Monday 26th of September 2016

This looks wonderful! Is the crockpot set on low or high for the 2 1/2 - 3 hours?

The Typical Mom

Monday 26th of September 2016

Low

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