Gluten-Free French Toast Casserole

Everything you love about traditional French Toast but baked in one pan and no fuss! Slightly crisp, golden edges, and an irresistibly soft and custardy inside. Assemble last minute or make ahead, refrigerate overnight and bake the next day. Perfect for busy mornings, weekends or holidays.

Gluten-Free French Toast Casserole easy no fuss make ahead breakfast recipe
Gluten-Free French Toast Casserole

Easy Recipe for an irresistible Gluten-Free French Toast Casserole!

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So excited for you to try this Gluten-Free French Toast Casserole!

It is everything you love about traditional French toast but baked in one pan, no fuss and a make-ahead option!

Gluten-Free bread soaked in eggs and milk, flavored with cinnamon, a touch of sugar and vanilla, then baked to perfection… slightly crisp, golden edges, and an irresistibly soft and custardy inside.

And one of the things we love about this recipe is that it can be assembled last minute or made ahead, refrigerated overnight and baked the next day, making it perfect for busy mornings, weekends or holidays.

Plus any leftovers reheat well and are just as tasty!

Gluten-Free French Toast Casserole easy no fuss make ahead breakfast recipe

What you will love about this Gluten-Free French Toast Casserole

*Easy no fuss cooking! The entire dish is prepared in one bowl, then transferred to a baking dish. No worries about standing over a skillet and making lots of batches of french toast.

*Make ahead option. This Gluten-Free French Toast Casserole can be assembled, refrigerated overnight and baked in the morning…. making it perfect for busy mornings, weekends and holidays.

*Leftovers are amazing! We love that this Gluten-Free French Toast Casserole tastes just as delicious on day 2 and 3!

*No one will guess it’s gluten-free! Once you bake gluten-free bread with eggs, milk and some cinnamon sugar, it tastes divine! The edges are crisp and golden, and the inside is irresistibly plump, soft and custardy, and the flavor amazing!

* Gluten-Free, Nut-Free and Dairy-Free optional so works well with many dietary restrictions.

Gluten-Free French Toast Casserole easy no fuss make ahead breakfast recipe

How to Make Gluten-Free French Toast Casserole

This Gluten-Free French Toast Casserole is quick and simple to assemble.

You will need the following ingredients:

gluten-free baguettes or similarly thick gluten-free bread

gluten-free flour (we use GF Jules)

milk or dairy-free milk of choice

eggs

butter or dairy-free butter

sugar

cinnamon

vanilla

salt

Gluten-Free French Toast Casserole easy no fuss make ahead breakfast recipe

Step by Step How to Make Gluten-Free French Toast Casserole

There are two keys to making great tasting Gluten-Free French Toast:

1. Start with a baguette or some other thicker bread like ciabatta rolls.  We use Schar gluten-free baguettes because they are readily available near us.

2. Toast the cubed bread before adding to the liquid. Toasted and cooled bread will absorb the liquid and hold together better.

It takes just 5-6 extra minutes and it’s worth it!

The next few steps are just like making french toast!

1. Whisk gluten-free flour and milk in a large bowl (another gluten-free tip we’ve learned along the way — it helps give the best texture to the french toast casserole!)

2. Add in milk, eggs, vanilla, cinnamon and sugar and whisk until well combined.

3. Add in the toasted and cooled bread cubes and toss until well combined and all the cubes coated.

Pour the entire mixture into a well buttered pan and let rest for 30 minutes covered in plastic wrap.

At this point, you could place the entire pan in the refrigerator and then bake the next day.

Then bake!

 Serving Tips

This Gluten-Free French Toast is divine as is but we like to dress it up with a touch or powdered (aka confectioner’s sugar) and lots of fresh berries.

You can switch up the berries based on seasonality and preferences.

You can also serve with maple syrup and it is dreamy!

Just look at the texture!

You can see how the top is crisp and golden, but when you take a bite the inside is perfectly plump and custardy, and the flavor is amazing!

Make Ahead and Storing

One of our favorite parts of this recipe is that it can be made ahead and if reheats well.

You can assemble it and refrigerate overnight, then bake the next morning for a warm and delicious breakfast.

And if you have any leftovers, they reheat well in the microwave or oven and taste just as delicious on day 2 or 3.

Hope you love it as much as we do!

Gluten-Free French Toast Casserole easy no fuss make ahead breakfast recipe

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Gluten-Free French Toast Casserole

Everything you love about traditional French Toast but baked in one pan and no fuss! Slightly crisp, golden edges, and an irresistibly soft and custardy inside. Assemble last minute or make ahead, refrigerate overnight and bake the next day. Perfect for busy mornings, weekends or holidays.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time40 minutes
Resting time (can be refrigerated overnight)30 minutes
Total Time1 hour 25 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Brunch, weekend
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Optional, Nut-Free
Keyword: gluten-free brunch recipe, gluten-free make ahead breakfast, gluten-free french toast casserole, healthier french toast casserole, gluten-free breakfast recipe, gluten-free holiday breakfast brunch recipe
Servings: 6 -8 servings
Author: Healthy Gluten-free Family

Equipment

  • 1 9 inch baking dish -- ours is approximately 9x11, we have also made it in a 9x7 dish.

Ingredients

  • 8 cups cubed Gluten-free baguette or similarly thick bread, cut into approximately 1 inch pieces we used 2 Schar gluten-free baguettes
  • 5 large eggs
  • 4 tablespoons butter or dairy-free butter, melted + butter to coat the baking pan
  • 4 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • A dash of salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 2/3 cup milk or dairy-free milk
  • 1/3 cup gluten-free all purpose flour we used GFJules

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place cubed bread on a baking sheet so that they are not touching, and bake for 5-6 minutes until just toasted. Let cool.
  • To a large mixing bowl, add flour and milk, and whisk until well combined.
  • Add all remaining ingredients (except bread) to the bowl and whisk together.
  • Toss toasted and cooled gluten free bread in the bowl and using a spoon, mix so that they are all coated.
  • Coat pan well with room temp butter, pour bread and liquid mixture into pan, cover with plastic wrap and let rest 30 minutes. *Can be refrigerated overnight and baked the next morning*
  • While ready to bake, preheat oven 350 degrees F. Remove plastic wrap, and bake 40 minutes in total: bake 30 minutes covered, 10 minutes uncovered.
  • Enjoy as is or serve top with berries, powdered sugar or maple syrup and enjoy!
  • Leftovers can be stored covered in the refrigerator and reheated in the microwave or oven.
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2 thoughts on “Gluten-Free French Toast Casserole

  1. Can you bake the fruit right in ? I just discovered you, and can’t wait to try this (and many other) recipes.

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