This amazingly delicious Gingerbread French Toast Bake Recipe is sure to leave your family cheering! These easy french toast casserole is perfect for holiday breakfasts or weekends!
The good news is NO slaving in the kitchen Christmas morning! Seriously! You can prep this in 15 minutes the night before and just pop it in the oven and it will be hot ready to go after the presents are opened! The smell of the gingerbread flavor in this french toast casserole is mouthwatering.
Do you have any big Christmas morning traditions? We’ve been finding our own ones like opening stockings and then reading the Christmas story together from Luke 2. Followed by opening ALL the presents (one at a time–we’re not animals) and Christmas breakfast, then playing with new gifts. Then we do a heavy snack for lunch (buffalo chicken dip, cheese and crackers) and have steak and cheesecake for dinner!
Our first Christmas together Nate and I decided to eat our favorite foods on Christmas day not any traditional foods like ham or roast beef. We really like our dinner traditions and I love having a meal we get to indulge in higher price ingredients and “fancier” food than normal! Our kids basically eat rolls, but it’s FINE. No fighting on Christmas!
The BEST French Toast Bake Recipe
Gingerbread French Toast Bake
French Toast Bake
- 1 loaf French bread
- 4 large eggs
- 1 cup milk
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp ginger
- 1 tsp allspice
- 1/2 tsp ground cloves
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup molasses
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup flour
- 1/8 tsp cinnamon
- 2 TBSP butter
French Toast Bake
- Thoroughly grease 9×13 pan with cooking spray. Cut or tear French bread into 1-2 inch cubes or pieces and place into 9×13 pan. Whisk eggs until frothy. Add milk, spices, salt, molasses and maple syrup. Whisk up! Pour the milk/egg mixture over the french bread. Make sure to throughly soak the bread. It’s okay to stir it around a little to make sure everything is nice and soggy. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight. Morning of: Preheat oven to 350. Top french toast bake with streusel. Bake for 45 minutes until golden. Serve warm topped with raspberries and whipped cream.
- Combine the flour, brown sugar and cinnamon. Stir. Use a pastry blender to cut the butter into the sugar and flour mixture until it forms small crumbles. If making ahead, cover and refrigerate.
Is your tummy grumbling? I’m telling you this breakfast casserole is amazing! Soft and spicy gingerbread flavor in the center and chewy, sugary crumb streusel on top….seriously delicious!!
And I’m still in awe of how simple it is! Simple + Delicious is a combo that can’t be beat!! This Gingerbread French Toast Bake is sure to knock the fuzzy Rudolph socks off your family!
If you make this Gingerbread French Toast Bake this holiday season I’d love to hear how you liked it! Leave me a comment–it seriously brings me so much joy to see people enjoying my recipes! And don’t be afraid to share it on social media with your friends too!!
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