Slow Cooker French Toast Casserole

Slow Cooker French Toast Casserole is perfect for lazy or busy mornings. Do a few minutes of prep work and have breakfast in the Crock Pot cooking overnight
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Resting time 2 hours
Total Time 10 hours 10 minutes
Servings 6
Author Meme

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces bread brioche, whole grain, challah (about 8-12 slices)
  • 1 cup milk 2%, whole or non-dairy
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon oil avocado, coconut, or canola oil

Instructions

  • Tear bread into a bowl.
  • Whisk together milk, eggs, vanilla, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Pour into the bowl. Make sure the bread is completely covered in the mixture. Refrigerate for at least 2-4 hours.
  • When ready to cook, lightly grease the inside of a slow cooker. Add the mixture in an even layer and cover. Cook on Warm for 8 to 9 hours.
  • If the casserole has a lot of uncooked egg on top after 8 hours, turn the slow cooker to High for 30-60 minutes until done. Note that there will be some liquid on the edges from condensation and the melted sugar.
  • Serve with maple syrup or powdered sugar if desired. Enjoy!

Notes

*This works best with day old bread, so it can really absorb the mixture. Do not use a soft or white bread as it will likely not hold up well while soaking.
*Use an unsweetened dairy free milk for a dairy free version.
*Use gluten free bread for a gluten free version.
*For egg safety, be sure you cook your eggs to at least 160*F. Some slow cookers do not get that hot on the warm setting. You can use pasteurized shell eggs because they have been heat-treated but not cooked to destroy bacteria.