Gooey Cinnamon Roll French Toast Casserole

Prep Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings: 9


  • 1 loaf challah 16 ounces torn into large pieces (about two inches)
  • ½ cup brown sugar packed
  • 3 tablespoons butter melted
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • ¼ cup sugar + 2 tablespoons divided
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cup milk + 2 tablespoons + 2 tablespoons, divided
  • 6 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 ½ cups powdered sugar sifted


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Spray a deep square casserole dish with non-stick cooking spray.
  • In a small bowl combine, brown sugar melted butter and water.
  • In another small bowl combine, cinnamon and ¼ cup sugar.
  • Lay an even layer of bread on the bottom of the baking dish.
  • Drizzle with a 1/3 of the brown sugar mixture and top with 1/3 of the cinnamon sugar mixture.
  • Lay another even layer of bread across the first layer.
  • Drizzle with a 1/3 of the brown sugar mixture and 1/3 of the cinnamon sugar mixture.
  • Repeat with third layer. (You may have leftover bread)
  • In another medium bowl, whisk 2 cups milk, eggs and 2 tablespoons sugar.
  • Pour evenly over layers of bread.
  • Cover with plastic and let it sit in the fridge for one hour.
  • Let it come to temperate for 15 minutes after removing from fridge.
  • Bake for 35 minutes until golden brown and custard is cooked.
  • While the bread is cooking, whisk softened cream cheese, remaining milk and vanilla in a medium bowl.
  • Slowly whisk in sifted powdered sugar.
  • After casserole is removed from the oven, let set for 10 minutes.
  • Drizzle cream cheese frosting on top of French toast.
Nutrition Facts
Gooey Cinnamon Roll French Toast Casserole
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 420 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 129mg43%
Sodium 317mg14%
Potassium 127mg4%
Carbohydrates 63g21%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 39g43%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 582IU12%
Calcium 96mg10%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.