Overnight Coconut Cinnamon Pecan French Toast Casserole – Elevate your morning breakfast with this deliciously easy, make-ahead-breakfast casserole.
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Our weekend breakfasts are always ones to drool over. Fancy pancakes made from scratch by my son Aiden, my famous crepes with homemade raspberry sauce, or my husband’s cheesy-scrambled eggs. These dishes over the years have become staples.
But there are those Sunday mornings where I like to try new things. Since breakfast casseroles were such apart of my growing up, I like to make them for my kids too. Sadly my hubby doesn’t feel the same about breakfast casseroles, so I decided to make one he couldn’t resist. That’s when I came up with this Overnight Coconut Cinnamon Pecan French Toast Casserole. I paired some of his favorites all in one dish.
This Overnight Coconut Cinnamon Pecan French Toast Casserole will quickly become a part of your weekday rotation and a holiday must-have. My son, Aiden, really loves this casserole because he loves coconut milk, specifically Silk Coconut Milk. It is nice to be able to find Silk products along with So Delicious yogurt in the natural food section at our local King Soopers. It is also nice that since we live only a half-mile from the store, my sons Madden and Aiden love riding their bikes there to grab any items I need.
You know I love making breakfast meals that get my kids’ days off to great starts. But I also want something my kids and hubby will love. This combination of coconut – both shredded coconut and coconut milk – with pecans and cinnamon brings together some of our family favorites into one dish. I love that the crumb topping has a cinnamon-toast-like crunch, whereas the bottom of the casserole is a bread pudding feeling, making for an outstanding meal.
I would go as far to say, you don’t just need to save this Overnight Coconut Cinnamon Pecan French Toast Casserole for breakfast, but make it ahead of time for brunches and even dinner.
You can use a glaze or syrup or both; they both pair well with the cinnamon. But what we love about this glaze is that it is made with So Delicious coconut yogurt. If you choose to make the glaze, be sure to add as much or as little powdered sugar as you wish.
At the end of the day (or the beginning I should say), I am a busy mom, trying the find the best meals to feed and nourish my family. This Overnight Coconut Cinnamon Pecan French Toast Casserole was a “crowd” pleaser in our home, and I am sure it will be in yours too. XOXO San
How do you make Overnight Coconut Cinnamon Pecan French Toast Casserole?
Cut bread into 1-inch cubes and place in a greased 9×13 inch 9×13 casserole dish.
In a medium bowl whisk together milk, eggs, vanilla, sugar, and cinnamon. Pour over bread in the casserole dish. Cover and chill overnight.
Next morning preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Make crumb topping. In a small bowl combine brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, coconut, and salt; cut in chilled butter into the brown sugar mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in chopped pecans.
Uncover casserole dish. Sprinkle crumb topping over the soaked bread mixture.
Place in oven and bake uncovered for 40-45 minutes until golden and bread is baked through.
Remove from oven.
In a small mixing bowl combine powdered sugar, coconut yogurt, and coconut milk. Whisk until thoroughly combined.
Drizzle with frosting and/or syrup. Serve immediately while warm; although it is great cold, kind of like a bread pudding.
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Overnight Coconut Cinnamon Pecan French Toast Casserole
- 12 slices texas toast-style white bread
- 2 cups Silk Coconut milk
- 6 eggs
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1/4 cup shredded coconut
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- 6 tablespoons salted butter chilled
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans I used Diamond of California
- 1/2 cup shredded coconut
- 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- 5.3 ounce container So Delicious Coconut yogurt
- 1-2 teaspoons Silk coocnut milk
- Cut bread into 1-inch cubes and place in a greased 9x13 inch 9x13 casserole dish.
- Next morning preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Uncover casserole dish. Sprinkle crumb topping over the soaked bread mixture.
- Place in oven and bake uncovered for 40-45 minutes until golden and bread is baked through.
- Remove from oven.