Slow Cooker French Toast Casserole

Do a few minutes of prep work and have breakfast cooking for you overnight. This slow cooker french toast casserole is perfect for mornings you don't want to turn on your oven
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Resting time 4 hours
Total Time 8 hours 10 minutes
Servings 5
Author Meme

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces bread whole grain (about 8 slices)
  • 1 cup milk 2%, whole or non-dairy
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  • Tear bread into a bowl. 
  • Whisk together milk, eggs, vanilla, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Pour into the bowl. Make sure the bread is completely covered in the mixture. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
  • When ready to cook, grease the inside of a slow cooker. Add the mixture in an even layer and cover. Cook on warm for 8 to 10 hours. 
  • Serve with maple syrup or powdered sugar if desired. Enjoy!

Notes

*This works best with day old bread, so it can really absorb the mixture. Do not use a soft or white bread as it will likely not hold up well while soaking.
*Use an unsweetened dairy free milk for a dairy free version.
*Use gluten free bread for a gluten free version.
*For egg safety, be sure you cook your eggs to at least 160*F. Some slow cookers do not get that hot on the warm setting. You can use pasteurized shell eggs because they have been heat-treated but not cooked to destroy bacteria.