An indulgent recipe for Nutella French Toast Casserole that can be made ahead of time and is perfect for brunch!
Whenever I make anything with Nutella, I think of my brother. He absolutely LOVES the stuff. Who can blame him? The chocolate hazelnut spread is addicting! I thought that adding it to a french toast casserole was a bit of a genius idea and, it turns out, I was right! This Nutella French Toast Casserole is one for the books!
I imagine most people, though, are not going to make a daily habit out of eating Nutella French Toast Casserole. It’s a treat, for sure. I’d say a Valentine’s Day brunch, or any weekend brunch, would be the perfect timing for a french toast casserole like this!
Ingredients in Nutella French Toast Casserole
How to Make Nutella French Toast Casserole
This Nutella French Toast Casserole is essentially like many french toast casseroles, with a base of bread cubes tossed in an egg and milk mixture which also has sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla. The exception, however, is when we melt a whole lotta Nutella and swirl it around the whole casserole, making sure to get every nook and cranny Nutella-filled.
The casserole is best if you let it sit and soak up all of the egg/milk mixture for at least 4 hours, but preferably overnight. This makes it a great dish to make the night before a brunch.
After baking in the oven, I highly recommend dusting it with powdered sugar and topping it with fresh raspberries and more warmed up Nutella. The raspberries are a delicious complement to the Nutella! We found that we didn’t need any syrup on our servings, but by all means – load it up if you want!
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Nutella French Toast Casserole
- 16 ounce loaf of French bread brioche would work too
- 10 eggs
- 1 3/4 cups milk
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup Nutella plus more for topping
- powdered sugar for dusting
- raspberries for topping
- Spray a 9x13" baking dish with cooking spray.
- Cut the loaf of bread into 1" chunks and evenly spread them in baking dish.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla extract.
- Pour the egg mixture over the bread chunks, making sure it gets evenly distributed. You may need to press some of the top pieces down into the liquid just a little.
- Place Nutella in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave for 30-60 seconds, until it is drizzle-able.
- Drizzle the warm Nutella over all of the casserole, making sure it is evenly distributed and in all of the little nooks and crannies.
- Cover with foil or plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
- Once ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- Bake uncovered for 45-55 minutes, until golden brown and egg mixture has set.
- Serve topped with additional warm Nutella, powdered sugar, and raspberries.