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Strawberry French Toast Bake

Fresh strawberries, decadent brioche, and sweet brown sugar come together for the perfect brunch bake. Strawberry French Toast Bake makes a wonderful Mother’s Day or birthday breakfast treat as well!

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There's just something about me and strawberries. I tend to go a little crazy for them – especially in the spring when they're in season! But, really, who am I kidding? I'll scarf strawberries like they're going out of style all year long!

If you love strawberries, you have to try this amazing Strawberry Spinach Salad and my ultimate healthy Strawberry Bread (with protein)! You'll love giving those muffins to your kids for breakfast because they're so healthy and filling!

Ok, back to today's strawberry deliciousness…Strawberry French Toast Bake. It's basically an overnight french toast filled with strawberry goodness.

And it's my favorite kind of recipe: the kind that looks like you slaved all day but it was really easy to make! Just like my easy Pumpkin French Toast.

You can make this for any weekend brunch, holidays, or even Mother's Day. Won't mom be surprised when you bring her this in bed?!

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Strawberry French Toast Casserole Ingredients

Here's what you'll need to make this tasty brunch recipe.

  • 4 teaspoons butter
  • 1 lb loaf of brioche
  • 8 eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 8 oz fresh strawberries, washed, tops off, halved or quartered
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • Powdered sugar – if desired for serving
  • Syrup – if desired for serving
Strawberry french toast casserole ingredients

Please note: for a complete list of ingredient measurements and instructions, please see the convenient printable recipe card at the bottom of this post!

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How To Make Strawberry French Toast Bake

Simply follow these instructions to make this Strawberry French Toast Casserole this weekend.

  1. Butter 13×9 baking dish and preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Cut or tear the brioche into chunks and place evenly in the baking dish.
  3. In a large bowl whisk together eggs, milk, cream, vanilla, and cinnamon until well combined.
  4. Pour egg mixture over the bread, making sure all is coated.
  5. Cover the dish and cool in the fridge overnight.
  6. Tuck cut berries into the bread.
  7. Sprinkle on brown sugar.
  8. Bake for about 25 minutes or until golden brown and done in the center.
  9. Serve with powdered sugar and/or syrup if desired.
Strawberry french toast bake process collage
Strawberry french toast bake process collage

I hope you love it as much as we do!

Recipe Tips

  • Serve your french toast casserole with pure maple syrup and other toppings as desired (although it doesn't need any!). I enjoy this with pecans or sliced almonds and fresh banana slices.

Variations To Try

If you want to change things up, here are a few ideas:

  • Fruit: change up the fruit and replace the strawberries with blueberries, other berries, or peaches.
  • Cream cheese: make this Strawberry French Toast Bake extra indulgent by adding 6 oz of plain cream cheese.
  • Make it savory: if you're a meat lover, replace the strawberries with diced ham, cooked sausage, or even bacon crumbles.
  • Powdered Sugar: after your french toast casserole is done, dust the top with some powdered sugar. It'll add a little extra sweetness and make it look even more elegant. Perfect for a holiday!
  • Fruit syrup: swap out your maple syrup with your favorite fruit-flavored syrup.

If you want to make a healthier version of this Strawberry French Toast Casserole, try using these tips.

  • Swap out the white french bread for whole-wheat french bread.
  • Swap out the brown sugar and replace it with natural pure maple syrup.
  • Replace the heavy cream with half & half or milk.
Strawberry french toast bake slice on a plate.

FAQs About Strawberry French Toast Bake

Here are a few common questions I see from readers about this Strawberry French Toast Casserole.

What is the secret to good french toast?

When. it comes to making amazing french toast casserole, there are just two things you need to remember:

  • Use Day Old Bread – French toast was originally made with stale bread, and it works better that way because slightly stale bread holds up to an egg batter bath better. Leave your fresh bread slices out for a day or two to get stale.
  • Let The Bread Soak In The Egg Batter – In order to produce a creamy smooth french toast bake, the bread needs to soak in the egg batter for at least 2 hours. Overnight is best.

Why is my baked French toast soggy?

The too most common reasons that French toast gets soggy is that there's too much dairy added to the custard. With too much dairy, the bread won't crisp up as it cooks.

How long does this recipe last?

Once your Strawberry French Toast Bake cools completely, you can store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. Note that your casserole will likely lose some of its crispiness.

When you want to enjoy your leftovers, rest assured that it reheats well! Simply warm it up in the microwave for a few seconds (~45 seconds) or reheat it in the oven at 350 for about 10-15 minutes, until it's warm.

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More Strawberry Deliciousness

  • The BEST Fresh Strawberry Bread Recipe
  • Air fryer Homemade Strawberry Pop Tarts
  • Cool down with Strawberry Spinach Salad
  • Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream
  • Make Your Own Homemade Strawberry Honey!
  • Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

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Strawberry French Toast Bake

Strawberry French Toast Bake

Ingredients

  • 4 teaspoons butter
  • 1 lb loaf of brioche
  • 8 eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 8 oz fresh strawberries, washed, tops off, halved or quartered
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • Powdered sugar (for serving)
  • Syrup (for serving)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and butter 13×9 baking dish.
  2. Cut or tear the brioche into chunks and place evenly in the baking dish.
  3. In a large bowl whisk together eggs, milk, cream, vanilla, and cinnamon until well combined.
  4. Pour egg mixture over the bread, making sure all is coated.
  5. Cover the dish and cool in the fridge overnight.
  6. Tuck cut berries into the bread.
  7. Sprinkle on brown sugar.
  8. Bake for about 25 minutes or until golden brown and done in the center.
  9. Serve with powdered sugar and/or syrup if desired.

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