strawberry French toast casserole in a dish with fresh strawberries and a wooden spoon
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Strawberry French Toast Casserole with Cream Cheese

Strawberry French Toast Casserole with Cream Cheese is a delicious brunch dish you can make ahead of time for less stress in the morning.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Chilling time 6 hours
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8 people
Calories 426.4kcal
Author Nora Rusev

Ingredients

For the Casserole:

  • 5 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup OR brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 16 oz French bread cubed
  • 2/3 cup cream cheese softened (you can also use light cream cheese, OR 1/2 cream cheese and 1/2 Greek yogurt)
  • 2 cups sliced strawberries

For the Streusel:

  • 1/3 cup white flour
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons cold butter cubed

To Serve:

  • Extra strawberries and maple syrup

Instructions

  • Make the egg mixture: Whisk the eggs, milk, cinnamon, sweetener and vanilla together in a measuring cup.
  • Layer the casserole: Place half of the bread in a 9x11 inch casserole dish. Top with the cream cheese and the strawberries. Pour over 1/3 of the egg mixture. Top with the remaining bread and egg mixture, making sure all bread cubes are soaked in the egg.
  • Chill the casserole: Cover the casserole and refrigerate for at least two hours, better overnight.
  • Make the streusel: Combine the flour, sugar and cinnamon for the streusel in a medium bowl. rub in the butter with your fingertips until coarse crumbs form. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  • Once you're ready to bake the French Toast Casserole, preheat the oven to 350°F. Bake the casserole for 30-40 minutes, or until set.
  • Allow the bake to rest for 5-10 minutes before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 426.4kcal | Carbohydrates: 59.57g | Protein: 13.56g | Fat: 14.98g | Saturated Fat: 7.78g | Cholesterol: 136.61mg | Sodium: 449.46mg | Potassium: 293.84mg | Fiber: 2.32g | Sugar: 22.72g | Vitamin A: 620.48IU | Vitamin C: 21.28mg | Calcium: 135.84mg | Iron: 3mg