This easy breakfast French toast bake is loaded with plump, sweet red strawberries and buttery pecans. It’s a gorgeously inviting brunch casserole, wonderful for holidays and perfect for those weekends when all the family is at home.  Make it ahead of time or the day of!  Just top it off with a drizzle of warm maple syrup and you’ve got guaranteed French toast heaven.

 

Strawberry French Toast Casserole on a white plate with a fork.

Strawberry French Toast Casserole Scripture- Romans 12:2

 

What You Need To Make Strawberry French Toast Casserole

  • French or Italian loaf of bread
  • eggs
  • half & half
  • strawberries
  • pecans
  • brown sugar
  • cinnamon
  • ginger
  • vanilla
  • salt

 

Easy Strawberry French Toast Bake Ingrdients

 

French toast is one of those divinely inspired meals that we just don’t get enough of.  So whoever came up with the ease and convenience of whipping it up as a simple casserole is a downright genius.  Plus, casserole-style makes adding fruit and other goodies to the mix a cinch!

 

And that’s one thing I like about this recipe.  Depending on the season and preferences of your family, you can substitute the strawberries with your favorite fruit.  Bananas , peaches, or any sort of berries are sure fire winners.

 

Overnight Strawberry French Toast Casserole fresh from the oven.

 

The same with the pecans!  Don’t like them?  Leave them out.  Or try walnuts or almonds.  This is one mix and match recipe that just keeps on giving.  Make it countless different ways to surprise your family, to fit what you have on hand or tailor it to fit just what your people like best.  French toast casserole is your new specialty!

 

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Breakfast Strawberry French Toast Casserole on a plate with syrup.

 

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Strawberry French Toast Casserole on a white plate with a fork.

Strawberry French Toast Casserole

This easy french toast bake is loaded with sweet, delicious strawberries and pecans. A perfect family breakfast or brunch casserole that can be made overnight or the same day!
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: brunch, Easy Recipe, strawberry
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Soak Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6 people

Ingredients

  • 12-16 oz French or Italian loaf bread, sliced thin (about 1/2")
  • 6 medium-large eggs
  • 1 1/2 C half & half
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 pint strawberries, cleaned & sliced
  • 1 C pecans
  • 1/4 C packed brown sugar

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350° Fahrenheit. Spray a 2 quart casserole dish with non stick cooking spray and set aside.
  • In a medium to large mixing bowl, mix eggs, cream, vanilla, cinnamon, ginger and salt. Whisk until frothy.
  • Line bread standing up in casserole dish. Tuck strawberry slices between bead slices. Keep 2-3 sliced strawberries back to use after casserole has baked. Top bread slices and tucked strawberries with pecans and brown sugar. Pour egg mixture over the top. Let it soak down into the bread. Cover and refrigerate for (at least) 30 minutes to soak. Can soak overnight in fridge if desired.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 35 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven. While still warm, tuck the extra strawberry slices in between bread slices all around the casserole for color. Serve warm with warm syrup.

 

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