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Overnight Slow Cooker French Toast Recipe

After a summer of ongoing sleepover parties, we got pretty good at breakfast and brunch.

The kids loved sleeping in and waking up to the scent of pancakes and sausage.

Now that school is in session, this slow cooker French toast recipe is a yummy way to bring that breakfast fun into the weekend or have ready before school starts.

It’s also a time-saver for parents since you prepare a lot of the recipe the day before. Let the sleepovers continue!

Delicious Overnight Slow Cooker French Toast Recipe

Slow Cooker French Toast Recipe

This is the kind of breakfast recipe I’m going to use for holidays too. When the house is full of guests, and the stove and oven are monopolized for other reasons, this is a great way to serve a delicious breakfast without a ton of effort.

Plus, everyone will love the way it fills the house with that cozy French toast aroma.

Paired with a protein like sausage or bacon, and some fresh orange juice and coffee, this is a dreamy way to start the day.

Yield: 8 people

Slow Cooker French Toast Recipe

Delicious Overnight Slow Cooker French Toast Recipe

Overnight slow cooker French toast is a great breakfast to serve to guests or on weekends. 

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 8 cups bread, sliced into 1/2"-3/4" pieces
  • 6 eggs, beaten
  • 2 cups half and half
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 8 tablespoons Syrup
  • 16 pieces Breakfast Sausage

Instructions

  1. Mix eggs, half and half, and vanilla in a bowl. Set aside.
  2. Spray a slow cooker crock with nonstick cooking spray.
  3. Place half of the bread cubes into the bottom of the slow cooker. Sprinkle with half of the brown sugar and half of the cinnamon. Repeat with another layer of bread cubes, brown sugar, and cinnamon.
  4. Pour egg mixture onto the bread in the crock. Gently press bread into the crock so that the bread makes contact with the liquid. Place the lid on the crock and refrigerate overnight.
  5. The following day, heat the french toast for 2-3 hours on low. If the condensation on the lid begins to drip, crack the lid halfway to allow steam to escape and the french toast to get a bit crispy on top.
  6. Serve with syrup, powdered sugar, and breakfast sausage.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1/8

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 468Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 200mgSodium: 675mgCarbohydrates: 45gFiber: 1gSugar: 21gProtein: 19g

Nutrition facts are an estimate only.

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Overnight Slow Cooker French Toast
Slow Cooker French Toast Recipe

This recipe is a great way to use up day-old bread, too. I know we unintentionally end up with slightly stale bread a little too often.

It’s not a tragedy when you can turn it into French toast using your Crockpot!

French toast in the Crockpot
Overnight Crockpot French Toast

If you’re interested in switching this recipe up a bit, I am thinking of adding some fresh seasonal fruits and pecans.

I bet this would be good with a little pumpkin and nutmeg too for the highly anticipated pumpkin spice season, a.k.a. fall.

If you like French toast, also try our French toast muffins and French toast bake with apples. Will you be preparing this slow cooker french toast recipe for anyone special?

Rita Spratlen

Thursday 8th of February 2018

I want to make this!! This sounds so good! I need to use my slow cooker more too. I bet this makes the house smell wonderful too! I am pinning it too!

Elizabeth Resch

Tuesday 16th of January 2018

This looks delicious! Thanks for the info!

Lesley F

Friday 1st of December 2017

This looks so good. I saved to my recipe app and cannot wait to try it. Love that you can put it in the slow cooker overnight.

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