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Overnight Dulce De Leche French Toast Casserole
    Servings Prep Time
    12servings 20minutes
    Cook Time
    45minutes
    Servings Prep Time
    12servings 20minutes
    Cook Time
    45minutes
    Easy Overnight Dulce de Leche French Toast Casserole infused with wonderfully sweet caramel-like dulce de leche is decadently delicious and all prepared in advance making it ideal for busy or special occasion breakfast. And don't skip the Brown Sugar Pecan Topping - its out of this world!
    Ingredients
    French Toast
    • 1loaf 2 day-old French breadcut into 1 1/2” cubes*
    • 6 eggs
    • 1 13.4 oz. can dulce de leche
    • 1 1/2cups half and half
    • 2tablespoons brown sugar
    • 1tablespoons vanilla extract
    • 1tablespoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/4teaspoon salt
    Brown Sugar Pecan Topping
    • 1 1/2cups pecans, chopped
    • 1teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1/2cup unsalted butter, cubed(1 stick)
    • 1cup packed light brown sugar
    • 1/3cup flour
    • 1/2teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • dash of salt
    Garnish
    • Fresh berries
    • syrup
    • Powdered sugar
    Instructions
    Dulce De Leche French Toast
    1. Lightly spray a 9×13-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray then add French bread cubes.
    2. In a large bowl, whisk together all remaining French Toast ingredients then pour over French bread cubes. Gently stir bread to evenly coat. Cover pan and refrigerate overnight.
    Brown Sugar Pecan Crumble**
    1. Add butter, brown sugar, flour, and cinnamon to food processor and pulse until it resembles coarse pebbles.*** Add pecans and vanilla and pulse until evenly combined.
    Bake
    1. Evenly sprinkle Brown Sugar Pecan Crumble over the bread and bake at 350 F degrees for 40-50 minutes, depending on how soft/”eggy” you like it. Serve with fresh berries and syrup if desired.
    Recipe Notes

    Total prep time does not include refrigerating the French Toast overnight.
    *I cut my bread into cubes when I first buy it, then let the bread dry out on my counter that day then make my French Toast Casserole the following night. If you don’t have time for day old bread, you can buy fresh bread, cube it, spread it out on a baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees F for about 20 minutes.
    **The Brown Sugar Pecan Crumble can be made the same time as the French Toast then refrigerated or prepared the morning of baking the casserole.
    ***If you don’t have a food processor, add ingredients to a mixing bowl and cut butter into brown sugar with pastry cutter, 2 forks, etc.

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