Gluten Free Baked French Toast Casserole

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Whether it’s Sunday brunch, Christmas morning or just another Tuesday, I love making breakfasts we can all eat together. Coming from a family where many follow a gluten-free diet, I’m always trying to find meals that include everyone. This gluten-free french toast casserole is everything I hoped it would be.

This brunch recipe has all the warming flavors you’d expect from French toast: notes of vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon and pure maple syrup. This casserole has a golden brown, crispy outside and soft, creamy inside.

It tends to inspire a, “happy food dance,” as my toddler calls it! I love everything about this french toast, and am certain you and your family will too.

❤️ Why You’ll Love Gluten Free French Toast Bake:

  • Perfect way to feed a crowd.
  • Great option for holiday breakfasts.
  • Simple ingredients that everyone can eat!
  • Delicious recipe for everyone from toddlers to adults.
  • Amazing meal prep recipe that can be prepped ahead.

🍲 Ingredients

Gluten-Free Bread

Large Eggs

Milk

Pure Maple Syrup

Vanilla Extract

Ground Cinnamon

Ground Nutmeg

Salt

Butter

Photos by Marie-Catherine Dubé’

👩‍🍳 How to Make Gluten Free French Toast Bake:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F.
  2. Grease a 9×13-inch baking dish with butter or a dairy-free alternative.
  3. Arrange the loosely chopped bread cubes in the greased baking dish. You can overlap them slightly to fit, if needed.
  4. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, maple syrup, vanilla extract, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, and salt.
  5. Pour the egg and milk mixture evenly over the slices of bread, making sure all the bread is soaked. You may gently press down on the bread slices to help them absorb the mixture.
  6. Let the mixture sit for about 15-20 minutes to allow the bread to absorb the liquid.
  7. Place the baking dish in the preheated oven and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the French toast is puffed, golden brown, and set in the center.
  8. Remove the gluten-free baked French toast from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes before serving.

🪄 Tips and Tricks

  • Make sure your baking dish is properly greased. I like to use slightly melted butter on a paper towel to coat the dish. Make sure to get the sides to prevent anything from sticking.
  • This french toast bake is a great make-ahead recipe as it needs to sit for at least 20 minutes before going into the oven. I’d recommend prepping the night before so you can put the baking dish straight in the oven in the morning!


🗒 Substitutions

  • Use whole milk, heavy cream or any dairy-free alternative for the milk.
  • Use a vegan butter to coat the baking dish in place of butter.
Photos by Marie-Catherine Dubé’


🗒 Best served with

  • Fresh berries
  • Whipped cream
  • Sliced banana
  • Chopped nuts
  • Powdered sugar
  • Extra maple syrup

👝 How to Store Leftovers

Store leftover French toast in an airtight container in the fridge for up the three days. I recommend reheating in the oven or air fryer to prevent the bread from getting too soggy.

🤔 Common Questions

Is this gluten-free?

Yes!

Is this dairy-free?

This French toast recipe is dairy-free if you use dairy-free butter to coat your baking dish and a dairy-free milk.

Can I prep this the night before and pop it in the oven the next day?

Yes! It is recommended you prep the night before and put in the oven the next morning.

Gluten Free Baked French Toast

This Gluten Free Baked French Toast is one that everyone can enjoy, even your gluten-free friends. This casserole dish is perfect for special occasions when you have multiple people to feed who follow specific diets. It's perfectly sweet, feeds a group and is guaranteed to please. 
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked french toast, gluten free
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 8 slices gluten free bread loosely chopped
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup milk dairy-free for a dairy-free version
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 2 Tbsp. butter or dairy-free alternative for greasing the baking dish

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F.
  • Grease a 9×13-inch baking dish with butter or a dairy-free alternative.
  • Arrange the loosely chopped cubed bread in the greased baking dish. You can overlap them slightly to fit if needed.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, maple syrup, vanilla extract, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, and salt.
  • Pour the egg mixture evenly over the bread slices, making sure all the bread is soaked. You may gently press down on the bread slices to help them absorb the mixture.
  • Let the mixture sit for about 15-20 minutes to allow the bread to absorb the liquid.
  • Place the baking dish in the preheated oven and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the French toast is puffed, golden brown, and set in the center.
  • Remove the gluten-free baked French toast from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes before serving.

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