Make Ahead: Pumpkin French Toast Christmas Morning Casserole

Christmas morning is magical for everyone, and this casserole is the perfect way to start such a meaningful day with family. Best of all? You practically just pop it in the oven, and let it go – getting you back to your family, sitting around the tree.

Pumpkin French Toast Christmas Morning Casserole

Pumpkin French Toast Christmas Morning Casserole


  • 1 loaf of brioche bread
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup pure pumpkin puree
  • 6 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • For topping:
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans


  1. Dice the bread into 1-inch squares, and place in a 9x13” pan.
  2. In a bowl, mix together wet ingredients, sugar, pumpkin puree, and spices.
  3. Pour the mixture over the brioche. To prepare ahead of time Refrigerate over night.
  4. In the morning, preheat oven to 350.
  5. In a bowl, use a fork to mix butter, sugar, flour, and pumpkin pie spice.
  6. Evenly sprinkle pecans and streusel topping over the casserole.
  7. Bake uncovered for 45-55 minutes, until the casserole is golden and no longer jiggles. Serve warm with syrup
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