Fans of tiramisu and French toast, this recipe is for you! Tiramisu French toast casserole combines the best of both worlds for a weekend breakfast recipe made with Texas toast that everyone will rave about. An overnight French toast breakfast dish is a great idea, since you can just finish it off in the morning. The baked French toast is sweet and rich and served with a sweet cream spread.
For all my gluten free friends, you can adapt this recipe for baked French toast by using gluten free bread.
Ingredients for Baked French Toast Tiramisu Style
So what are you going to need to rustle up this tiramisu French toast casserole? The first thing is Texas toast bread. Texas toast is thick and chunky and won’t fall apart. You also need eggs, cream, sugar, vanilla, nutmeg, cocoa, and coffee.
For the sweet cream spread, you need cream, ricotta, sugar, and vanilla. I am guessing you already have most of those ingredients at home!
How to Make this Overnight French Toast Breakfast
This tiramisu French toast casserole can be prepared the night before and cooked the following morning. Let’s face it, who wants to spend hours cooking breakfast when you can get most of it done ahead!
The Texas toast slices are covered with an egg, cream, sugar, vanilla, coffee, and nutmeg mixture. At this point you can leave it overnight or for at least an hour, so the flavours can really soak into the bread.
Do bear in mind the longer the bread is soaked in the egg mixture, the deeper it will soak in. This is fine but the longer it soaks, the longer the cooking time might be. Just so you know!
Heat up the oven when you’re ready to cook this baked French toast dish. While this weekend breakfast recipe is in the oven you can start on the sweet cream spread.
That’s easy to make. You just need to combine all the ingredients and then serve the tiramisu French toast casserole with the sweet cream on top. Add more coffee, cocoa powder and sugar on top. I like to decorate my baked French toast with sliced fresh strawberries.
When to Make this Weekend Breakfast Recipe
The weekend is always a great time to experiment with an overnight French toast breakfast. You will probably have more time during the weekend than on busy weekday mornings. However I’m willing to bet I already had your attention at ‘Tiramisu French Toast Casserole’!
This is a hybrid of a dish, since it combines Italian tiramisu with French toast and also Texan toast! OK, so Texan toast is just thickly cut bread and could be swapped for any thick bread at a pinch.
But it’s still Italian/French fusion, right? Well, actually it’s not that simple. French toast isn’t really French! Bread was soaked in milk and eggs way back in the Roman Empire around 5AD. So it’s still European, just not authentically French.
As for the tiramisu, I’m Italian. Trust me, so is tiramisu!
Tips for Making Tiramisu French Toast
Oh, one tip: make sure you grab the plain Texas toast. I have a feeling the garlic version wouldn’t work here! If you can’t get it where you are, buy an unsliced loaf and cut ¾-inch to 1-inch thick slices or else grab a challah loaf and do the same.
Texas toast gives you thick, fluffy French toast – more so that if you use French bread or regular sliced bread. It’s often buttered on both sides and grilled or baked (rather than toasted) as an accompaniment to a meal. However, it’s also perfect in this recipe. This is one of the best dishes made with Texas toast I’ve tried.
I love making this when I have family or friends staying over. Since most of it can be prepped the day before, there isn’t much work to do in the morning, and you can simply pop it in the oven. While you’re enjoying your morning tea or coffee, the wonderful smells will make your mouth water!
Try this breakfast made with Texas toast on a special birthday or even for Thanksgiving or Christmas breakfast.
Other Ingredients to Add to French Toast Casserole
OK, so you know tiramisu is typically flavoured with coffee and chocolate. It also usually contains alcohol, such as Marsala wine, coffee liqueur or brandy. I didn’t add that though because I made it for breakfast.
Buy hey, if you want to add a splash of your favourite liquor, I’m not going to judge!
You can also add chopped walnuts, use cinnamon instead of nutmeg, or serve it topped with blackberries or blueberries instead of the strawberries. It’s so good, I am going to make this again soon. This tiramisu French toast casserole recipe really is a keeper!
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Tiramisu French Toast Casserole Bake with Sweet Cream Recipe
Tiramisu French Toast Casserole Bake with Sweet Cream
- 1/2 Loaf Texas toast
- 4 eggs
- 1/2 Cup heavy cream
- 1 Tsp. vanilla
- 3 Tbsp. granulated sugar
- 1/2 Tbsp. brown sugar
- 1 Tsp. nutmeg
- 1 Tbsp. instant coffee powder
- 1/2 Tbsp. cocoa powder
Sweet Cream Spread
- 1/4 Cup ricotta cheese
- 1/4 Cup icing sugar
- 3 Tbsp. heavy cream
- 1 Tsp. vanilla
- 1/2 Cup strawberries fresh and sliced
- In a large mixing bowl, add eggs, heavy cream, vanilla, sugar, brown sugar, nutmeg, and ½ Tbsp. coffee powder. Whisk well
- Cut bread slices in half diagonally to make triangles. Arrange bread in a 3 quart casserole dish.
- Pour egg mixture over the bread and let soak for at least 1 hour, or overnight. Cover and place into the fridge until ready to cook. Then, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- Place french toast into the oven on the center rack and bake for 45 minutes.
- While the french toast is baking, prepare the sweet cream spread. Add all ingredients into a medium mixing bowl or stand mixer and beat on high speed for 1 minute.
- Remove french toast from the oven. Add a scoop of the sweet cream over the center of the toast while it is still hot. Sprinkle the top with cocoa powder, remaining instant coffee, and powdered sugar.
- Garnish with strawberry slices.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.
Let me know if you try out this tiramisu French toast casserole made with Texas toast. It is a favourite weekend breakfast recipe and can be topped with strawberries or other in season fresh berries. I also love making this overnight French toast breakfast on Christmas morning.
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Bella Bucchiotti is a storyteller, food lover, dog mom and adventure seeker living on the Pacific coast. She shares her passion for food, dogs, fitness, adventures, travel and philanthropy, in hopes of encouraging followers to run the extra mile, try new recipes, visit unfamiliar places and stand for a cause. Bella lives with Type 1 Diabetes and Celiac Disease.
I could eat this every day!
Oh man this would be perfect for my breakfast tomorrow since it’s my birthday
Tiramasu and french toast are two of my favorite things! I can’t wait to try this.
Holy moly this sounds amazing!!! I avoid french toast because I hate the idea of standing over the stove flipping bread for an hour, but baked, this sounds right up my alley!!
I love a good hybrid or fusion recipe those are always the best of both worlds in my humble opinion!
This is the best of 2 worlds combined!!! I can’t wait to make this