Let’s Try Something Quick and New for Breakfast

French Toast Casserole

This year for Easter brunch, have something a little different on the table in addition to what you traditionally have. Try this French Toast recipe for a sweet take on the Hungarian Bundás Kenyér! Also, because it’s baked in the oven instead of on the stovetop, you can prepare it the night before and just pop it in the oven in time for brunch (or for dessert after Easter brunch 😉)

Ingredients for 4 servings:

For the casserole:

  • 3-4 stale bread rolls (or the same amount of any other stale bread you have at home)
  • 3-4 large eggs
  • 200 ml milk
  • 1 heaping tablespoon of granulated sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • A pinch of salt

For the topping:

  • 3-4 tablespoons of melted butter
  • 2 tablespoons of brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • A pinch of salt


Slice your bread rolls into cubes (about thumb-width), leaving the crust on. Grease your baking pan with butter then add your bread cubes to the pan. 

In a small bowl, whisk your eggs. Add the milk, sugar, salt, cinnamon and mix well. Pour the egg and milk mixture evenly over your bread and lightly stir to get an even coating on all your bread cubes. 

At this point your casserole can be baked right away or covered overnight.

In another bowl, mix together your melted butter, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt. Using a spoon, drizzle the mixture evenly over your casserole. Bake on middle rack in your oven at 190 degrees Celsius for 30-40 minutes.

Before serving, let it stand for about 5 minutes. Add fresh strawberries, blueberries or bananas to your serving, or dried fruit, nuts, even compote or jam. OR just add maple syrup and enjoy!