Crock Pot French Toast

Making French toast is easy with the help of your slow cooker! This Crock Pot French Toast casserole is easy to assemble and makes a delicious breakfast that can feed a crowd with little effort. 

French toast is a classic sweet breakfast enjoyed in many parts of the world. Traditionally, this breakfast dish is made by dipping bread in a mixture of eggs and milk, then frying it until golden brown in a skillet or on a griddle.

This French toast recipe takes that classic dish and makes it even easier by cooking it in the crock pot. The result is a deliciously moist and custardy French toast that can feed a crowd with little effort.

Once it's cooked through, scoop it out and serve with your favorite toppings, including fresh fruit, syrup, or a dusting of powdered sugar.

This easy breakfast is versatile and can be served in the morning on a busy weekday, or you can have it slow-cooked and ready for a fancy brunch. No matter when you serve it, this will be your new breakfast favorite!

Crock Pot French Toast

Why You’ll Love This Crockpot French Toast

  • This breakfast dish is made with simple ingredients that are easy to find.
  • You can feed a small family or feed a crowd by doubling or tripling the recipe easily.
  • No need to spend time at the stovetop flipping pieces of bread; the crockpot does all the work for you.
  • Customize by using your favorite type of bread or whatever you have on hand that you need to use up!


  • French Bread - Day-old bread is best for this recipe as it helps soak up the liquid best. Cut it into 2-inch bite-sized cubes.
  • Milk - Makes up the creamy base of the liquid portion, giving it a soft texture as it soaks through the bread.
  • Eggs - Adds a rich texture to the casserole as it helps bind everything together.
  • Brown Sugar - Adds sweetness to the casserole along with a light, comforting molasses flavor.
  • Vanilla Extract - This gives this breakfast a light vanilla flavor throughout the dish that pairs well with the rest of the ingredients.
  • Warming Spices - Cinnamon and nutmeg warm up the the dish with their classic flavors.
  • Butter - Cubed butter gets added on top to add a rich buttery flavor that soaks into the casserole as it slowly cooks.
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How To Make Crock Pot French Toast

Prepare the bread: Cut the day-old French bread into two-inch cubes using a serrated knife. Add the bread pieces to the bottom of the crockpot.

Assemble the liquid: To a medium-sized mixing bowl, add the milk, eggs, brown sugar, vanilla extract, and spices. Whisk together until fully combined. Pour the seasoned egg and milk mixture on top of the bread and top with cubed butter.

Cook: Cover the casserole with the lid and cook on HIGH for 2-2.5 hours or LOW for 4-4.5 hours.

Cool, top, and serve: Let the casserole cool for 10 minutes before serving. Scoop it out of the crock pot, then top with your favorite toppings. Enjoy!

Crock Pot French Toast

Recipe Tips For Success

  • If your bread is not stale, you can use fresh bread, but it may need more cooking time to soak up the milk and egg mixture properly.
  • Chop the bread into even bite-sized pieces to ensure that each piece cooks evenly.
  • To make ahead, assemble everything the night before and refrigerate overnight. In the morning, cook according to instructions.
  • This recipe can easily be doubled or tripled if you need to feed a large crowd. Use a larger crockpot and adjust the cooking time as necessary.


  • You can use other types of bread to make this recipe, including brioche, challah, or even crock pot French toast sticks.
  • Use a different spice combination, such as pumpkin pie spice or apple pie spice, for a seasonal twist.
  • Add fresh fruit such as blueberries, raspberries, or diced apples for a pop of sweetness and color.
  • Top with bacon for a savory twist on this classic breakfast dish.
  • Use a mixture of half milk and half cream for an even richer casserole.
  • Try using flavored syrups such as maple, strawberry, or blueberry syrup to change the flavor.

Storing & Freezing

Storing: Cooled leftovers can be stored in the fridge when added to an airtight container and will last up to four days.

Freezing: It can be frozen by adding it to a freezer-safe dish wrapped tightly with foil and plastic wrap or in a sealed freezer-safe bag. Allow it to cool completely before freezing, then store it in the freezer for up to six months. When ready to eat, thaw overnight in the fridge before reheating.

Reheating: Reheat the casserole in the oven or microwave. When using the oven, heat at 350 degrees until warmed through. If microwaving, heat in 30-second intervals until heated through.

Crock Pot French Toast
PREP TIME  5minutes 
COOK TIME  2hours 
TOTAL TIME  2hours  5minutes 
COURSE  Breakfast
CUISINE  American
CALORIES  266 kcal


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  • 1 loaf French bread (day-old and cut into 2" cubes)
  • 2 cups milk
  • 6 large eggs
  •  cup brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp vanilla extract
  •  tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • 3 tbsp butter (cut into ½" cubes)


  • Add cubed French bread to the bottom of the crockpot.
  • Add milk, eggs, brown sugar, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and nutmeg to a medium bowl. Whisk until combined.
  • Evenly pour the egg mixture over the top of the bread. Then, place cubed butter on top.
  • Cover and cook on High for 2-2½ hours or Low for 4-4½ hours.
  • Let the French toast cool down for 15 minutes before serving, and top with powdered sugar and maple syrup.

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