Lazy Oven French Toast Casserole or Strata Recipe

Serves: 6 Save

Ingredients (11)

  • 1 tbsp. butter (or as needed, or nonstick cooking spray for greasing the baking dish)
  • 4 cups milk (see Note)
  • 6 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup, plus more maple syrup for serving (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse or kosher salt
  • 3/4 cup whole raisins, chopped dried fruit, or chopped nuts (optional)
  • Optional: ​fresh fruit such as berries, sliced peaches or pears, and/or confectioners’ sugar
  • Note: This is luxurious when made with whole milk, but 2 percent or 1 percent milk works fine. Conversely, for an even more decadent dish, you can replace one of the cups of milk with a cup of cream or half-and-half if you like.

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