Hawaiian Breach French Toast Casserole is a crowd-pleaser. It’s takes little effort to throw together and is perfect for your next brunch. This french toast casserole is made using tender and sweet Hawaiian rolls.
Have I ever told you my love for french toast runs deep? So when I learned French Toast Casserole was actually a thing, I’ve set out to try it with just about every variety of bread I can. In efforts to not have to visit the store more then necessary, one week we found ourselves with more bread we could eat without it going bad. So, I did what I know to do and chopped up our rolls and made them into a King Hawaiian Rolls French Toast Casserole.
I have a really bad habit with over indulging in breads. This recipe is decadent and sweet so moderation is key. French Toast is my specialty so you’re going to want to give this one a try!
WHAT TYPE OF BREAD CAN YOU USE IN YOUR CASSEROLE?
French Toast casseroles are very forgiving. What I mean is that you can use most breads to make your casserole. Breads like french and italian breads will yield a heartier texture while softer breads like the Hawaiian rolls or brioche will yield a more custard like consistency.
HOW TO MAKE FRENCH TOAST CASSEROLE?
To make your Hawaiian Roll French Toast Casserole, you first want to grease a casserole dish with softened butter. Next, break your bread into 1 inch bread cubes and place in your greased casserole dish. They don’t have to be perfect or uniform, however, they should be the same size so your casserole bakes evenly.
In a bowl wisk together your eggs, cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar and half and half.
Pour your egg mixture onto your bread pieces making sure to coat each piece evenly and drizzle with maple syrup. Let your bread sit for 5-10 minutes before baking to allow the egg to soak into the bread. Bake for 50-55 minutes or until a fork comes out clean when tested. Top with powdered sugar is you desire.
SHOULD MY FRENCH TOAST CASSEROLE BE REFRIGERATED OVERNIGHT?
For this recipe, your casserole does not need to set overnight. The soft texture of the Hawaiian rolls allows the egg mixture to absorb quicker then italian and french breads. If you are using one french or italian, I would highly suggest allowing your casserole to rest overnight.
Hawaiian Roll French Toast Casserole
- 12-15 Hawaiian Rolls
- 1/2 tbs butter
- 6 Eggs
- 3/4 cup Half and half
- 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
- 1 tbsp Vanilla
- 1/2 tsp Ground Cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp Nutmeg
- Maple Syrup for drizzling
- Powdered Sugar Optional
- Set oven to 350 degrees. Grease a casserole dish with butter.
- Break or cut rolls into 1 inch cubes and place in greased casserole dish. Set aside.
- In a mixing bowl, beat together eggs, half and half, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla.
- Pour over bread and drizzle maple syrup on top of casserole. Allow to sit for 5-10 minutes. Press bread into mixture if necessary.
- Cover with foil and bake for 25 minutes. Remove foil and bake for an additional 25-30 minutes.
- Remove from oven and allow to cool for at least 5 minutes before serving. Sprinkle with powdered sugar before serving if desired.
So there you have it! Easy, right?! Do you have a breakfast specialty that your family loves? I would love to hear about it. Let me know down in the comments!
Until next time,
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