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Lemon + Cream Cheese Overnight French Toast Casserole

This Lemon + Cream Cheese Overnight French Toast Casserole is crusty baguette and cream cheese french toast casserole recipe served with a lemon maple syrup.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American, French
Servings: 8
Calories: 281.5
Author: Natalie


Lemon + Cream Cheese Overnight French Toast Casserole

  • 1 baguette crusty french or sourdough bread cut into 1" cubes
  • 8 ounce block of cream cheese cut into 1/2" cubes
  • 2.5 cups milk
  • 8 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • zest from 4 lemons
  • fresh blueberries for garnish

Lemon Maple Syrup

  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice from about 2 lemons
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup butter melted


  • In a mixing bowl (or in your blender), combine the milk, eggs, vanilla and lemon zest. Whisk (or blend) to fully combine.
  • In a 9x13 baking dish, add the cubed bread + cut up cream cheese in an even layer.
  • Pour the milk + egg mixture over the cubed bread + cream cheese. It will almost completely submerge all the bread. I use a spatula to gently press the cubed bread into the milk + egg mixture. Cover and refrigerate overnight (at least 8 hours, or up to 48 hours).
  • In the morning, bake at 350ºF uncovered for 1 hour, or until the top of the french toast casserole is getting golden brown. Let it cool for 5 minutes before serving.
  • Just before serving, make the lemon maple syrup by combining the lemon juice, maple syrup and melted butter.
  • Scoop and serve topped with fresh blueberries and drizzled with the lemon maple syrup.
  • Leftovers will keep in an airtight container refrigerated for at least 5 days.


Bread: I prefer a sourdough baguette, but french would work too. I love one with a really crusty exterior for the best texture.
Cream Cheese: The cream cheese is optional, but I really love it in this casserole!
Dairy Free: For dairy free, skip the cream cheese and use your favorite dairy free milk.


Calories: 281.5 | Total Carbs: 20.3g | Protein: 11.5g | Fat: 16.9g | Fiber: 0.3g | Net Carbs: 20g