French Toast Casserole

Total Time 40M

Servings 8


2 teaspoons Darigold butter, salted or unsalted 

4 tablespoons granulated sugar 

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 

¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg  

½ teaspoon kosher salt 

9 large eggs 

2 cups Darigold FIT milk 

1 ½ teaspoons pure vanilla extract 

24 ounces crusty bread cut into 1” cubes (about 16 cups) 

Brown Sugar Topping (Optional)  

4 tablespoons salted Darigold butter, melted 

3 packed tablespoons brown sugar 

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 


  1. Prepare the oven and baking dish. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees, making sure the rack is in the center of the oven. Lightly grease a 3-quart baking dish with Darigold butter. 
  2. Prepare the custard. In a large bowl, combine the sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt; stir to incorporate. Add eggs, Darigold FIT milk, and vanilla extract and whisk until fully combined and sugar has dissolved.  
  3. Coat the bread with custard. Add the bread to the bowl and, using your hands, gently mix to coat. Transfer it to the baking dish, pouring any custard remaining in the bowl over the top.  
  4. Spoon on brown sugar topping. In another bowl, mix the melted butter with the brown sugar, and cinnamon. Using a spoon, drizzle the mixture over the top. 
  5. Bake the casserole for 30-35 minutes. The casserole is fully cooked once all of the custard has set and top is brown and crispy.  
  6. Cool slightly and serve. Remove the casserole from the oven and let it cool for 5-10 minutes before serving with warm maple syrup.