This Overnight Croissant French Toast Bake can be prepared ahead of time, perfect for feeding breakfast to a crowd! This baked french toast casserole is perfect for Mother's Day, Easter, Christmas or any other brunch!
1cuphalf and halfcan sub whole milk or heavy cream
zest of 1 orange
For Topping French Toast Casserole
Grease a 13 x 9-in. baking dish and set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together eggs, cream, vanilla extract, cinnamon, orange zest, grand marnier, salt and maple syrup. Submerge croissant halves in liquid until completely soaked (this works better than pouring the liquid over the croissants).
Arrange croissants in baking dish, overlapping slightly if necessary. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to bake, up to a day ahead of time.
When ready to bake, remove dish from fridge and sit at room temperature for half an hour. Preheat oven to 375°. Bake uncovered for 25-30 minutes, until golden brown. Dust french toast bake with powdered sugar and serve with berries, whipped cream and pure maple syrup if desired.