Tiramisu French Toast Casserole

The end-all of holiday breakfast bakes, the Tiramisu French Toast Casserole, will put you in the spirit to celebrate!

Tiramisu French Toast Casserole with Chocolate Almond Crumble and Whipped Mascarpone Cream #tiramisu #frenchtoast #holiday #christmas

Holiday breakfasts are always something I look forward to, because they center around family and memory making.

Every year I create a casserole or breakfast bake that can be made-ahead and popped in the oven first thing in the morning. That way, I don’t miss out on the celebration.


But it can’t be any-old ordinary breakfast casserole. For Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Years morning it has to be something truly special!

Decadent Tiramisu French Toast Casserole with Chocolate Almond Crumble and Whipped Mascarpone Cream #tiramisu #frenchtoast #holiday #christmas

In the past I’ve had winners and, well… losers.

One year I made a gruyer and crab scramble casserole that I thought was going to be a huge hit. Lt. Dan decided after the first bite that eggs and crab did not belong together.

After that, I learned it’s best not to experiment with new flavor combinations on Christmas morning.

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However, other years I’ve had massive success with breakfast bakes, like my classic french toast casserole.

French Toast Casserole encompasses all the flavors of classic french toast in one easy throw-in-the-oven dish that is made the night before.

A lovely spinoff of this Christmas morning miracle, is today’s Tiramisu French Toast Casserole.

Night-Before Tiramisu French Toast Casserole with Chocolate Almond Crumble and Whipped Mascarpone Cream #tiramisu #frenchtoast #holiday #christmas

I started with Sister Schubert Dinner Yeast Rolls because they offer a light pillowy texture and bold yeasty flavor that stand up to the other flavors in this recipe.

I cut the yeast rolls in quarters and threw them in a baking dish. Then I whisked the french toast casserole egg mixture with espresso and booze to give it an intense tiramisu essence. I also made a quick chocolate almond crumble to sprinkle over the top for texture and visual appeal.

If you want to make Tiramisu French Toast Casserole the night before… I would stop right here and put each separate component in the fridge overnight. The next morning, you simply re-whisk the egg mixture and pour it over the yeast rolls, then sprinkle on the crumble before baking.

French Toast Casserole with Chocolate Almond Crumble and Whipped Mascarpone Cream #tiramisu #frenchtoast #holiday #christmas

The pop of espresso and booze, plus the layer of chocolate almond crumble, gives this french toast casserole that extra something that makes it just right to serve to guests… you might even impress your mother in law.

P.S. I served this to the entire family; there’s only a very small amount of espresso and booze in each serving.

Holiday - Tiramisu French Toast Casserole with Chocolate Almond Crumble and Whipped Mascarpone Cream #tiramisu #frenchtoast #holiday #christmas

Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love!  ~ Hamilton Wright Mabie

A heart full of love and a tummy full of Tiramisu French Toast Casserole… sounds like the making of a perfect holiday morning!

Tiramisu French Toast Casserole with Chocolate Almond Crumble and Whipped Mascarpone Cream #tiramisu #frenchtoast #holiday #christmas

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Tiramisu French Toast Casserole

Yield: 12+

Prep Time:20 minutes

Cook Time:60 minutes

5 / 5 (5 Reviews)
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Tiramisu French Toast Casserole – A French Toast Bake with panache! Decadent layers of coffee and cream with a chocolate almond crumble top!


For the French Toast Casserole:

  • 2 bags Sister Schubert’s Dinner Yeast Rolls (20 rolls)
  • 8 large eggs
  • 1 2/3 cup half & half
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 ounces espresso
  • 2 ounces bourbon, dark rum, or Kahlua
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

For the Chocolate Almond Topping:

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • pinch of salt

For the Mascarpone Whipped Cream:

  • 1 cup mascarpone cheese
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.  Spray a 9 X 13 inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. Cut the rolls into quartered and place all the pieces in the baking dish. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, half & half, sugar, espresso, booze, vanilla, cinnamon and salt. Set aside. To make the crumble topping, place the butter, flour, sugar, cocoa and salt in a small bowl. Press with a fork until a pebbly crumble forms. Then mix in the almonds.
  2. When ready to bake, pour the egg mixture over the chopped yeast rolls. Mix by hand so that all roll pieces are saturated, then sprinkle the top with chocolate almond crumble. Bake for 45-60 minutes until golden and bubbly. Jiggle the pan to make sure the center is firm.
  3. While the french toast casserole is baking, place the mascarpone cheese in a food processor or electric mixer with a whip attachment. Beat to soften, then add the sugar, and slowly add the cream until all is incorporated. Whip until a firm whipped cream has formed. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  4. Once the tiramisu french toast casserole is ready, cut into pieces and top with a dollop of mascarpone whipped cream!

Nutrition Information

Yield: 12+, Serving Size: 1/12th recipe

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 511 Calories
  • Total Fat: 24.2g
  • Saturated Fat: 10.5g
  • Cholesterol: 182mg
  • Sodium: 507mg
  • Carbohydrates: 58.7g
  • Fiber: 2.4g
  • Sugar: 22.4g
  • Protein: 13.9g
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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Sister Schubert’s Rolls. All opinions are my own.

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86 comments on “Tiramisu French Toast Casserole

  1. Theresa Seaposted December 10, 2014 at 7:00 am Reply
  2. Neill Hinesposted December 10, 2014 at 7:20 am Reply

    That looks awesome!

  3. ColleenB.posted December 10, 2014 at 7:21 am Reply

    Sorry, but I have no needle quote

  4. [email protected]posted December 10, 2014 at 7:22 am Reply

    Wow! Is this dessert or breakfast? Can’t decide, but who cares…I love tiramisu!!!

  5. Lauren Wposted December 10, 2014 at 7:26 am Reply

    this looks delicious! Can’t wait to try it!

  6. Julie Peck-Kraigerposted December 10, 2014 at 7:28 am Reply

    https://twitter.com/Tribechic/status/542671766418489345 and Sister Schubert’s is one of the few prepared rolls my very allergy sensitive granddaughter can eat! We buy them all the time!

  7. Mariaposted December 10, 2014 at 7:40 am Reply

    Love this decadent french toast!

  8. Janet M.posted December 10, 2014 at 7:41 am Reply

    This looks so good! I pinned it here – http://www.pinterest.com/pin/63402307230078562/

  9. LeeAnn P.posted December 10, 2014 at 7:43 am Reply
  10. Janet M.posted December 10, 2014 at 7:44 am Reply

    My favorite needle quote is one my mother had when I was growing up —
    “Come in, sit down, relax, converse.
    Our house doesn’t always look like this.
    Sometimes it’s even worse.”

  11. Melanie @ Carmel Momentsposted December 10, 2014 at 7:51 am Reply

    Whoa! Yum. What a great flavor to add to french toast. Gotta get this pretty thing on the menu soon.
    Have a beautiful day Sommer!

  12. paige cposted December 10, 2014 at 7:51 am Reply

    that is a cool idea and the french toast looks so good! I made one but didn’t share it on any social media

  13. Brandyposted December 10, 2014 at 7:54 am Reply

    Looks good!

  14. Barbara @ Barbara Bakesposted December 10, 2014 at 7:55 am Reply

    Perfect for breakfast or dessert.

  15. Marlyposted December 10, 2014 at 7:58 am Reply

    What a delicious way to start out the day…and seriously shouldn’t every day start like that??

  16. Crisposted December 10, 2014 at 8:02 am Reply

    Another reader said Sister Schubert’s rolls are allergy friendly– thank you for the tip! I love brunches and this bake looks delicious. Happy holidays.

  17. ladywildposted December 10, 2014 at 8:04 am Reply

    I shared on facebook

  18. Tina Bposted December 10, 2014 at 8:15 am Reply

    What a decadent and delicious sounding (and looking!) breakfast casserole! Christmas morning will have this one at my house, perhaps.

  19. Debbieposted December 10, 2014 at 8:17 am Reply

    Can’t wait to try this ~ looks heavenly! Would be the perfect complement to my cup of coffee and chicory!!

  20. Sharana @ Living The Sweet Life Blogposted December 10, 2014 at 8:19 am Reply

    You had me at tiramisu — aahhh SOOO YUMMM!!! Mmmm … this may have to make an appearance on my christmas brunch menu!!

  21. Maria W.posted December 10, 2014 at 8:22 am Reply

    My needlework quote would be “Joy To The World, The Lord Has Come!”
    Thanks for this wonderful giveaway!!

  22. Annalise @ Completely Deliciousposted December 10, 2014 at 8:24 am Reply

    Wow, this really is the breakfast casserole to end all breakfast casseroles. So decadent!

  23. Cindy M.posted December 10, 2014 at 8:25 am Reply

    What a delicious looking casserole!!

  24. Andrea D.posted December 10, 2014 at 8:28 am Reply

    I shared it on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/andrea.dorn

  25. Jenny Flakeposted December 10, 2014 at 8:34 am Reply

    Ooooo, what a perfect french toast casserole!!!

  26. Tina R.posted December 10, 2014 at 8:36 am Reply
  27. Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountainposted December 10, 2014 at 8:39 am Reply

    Well, this is just naughty! I adore Tiramisu so why not have dessert for breakfast?!!

  28. Leslie Kileyposted December 10, 2014 at 8:56 am Reply
  29. Alyssaposted December 10, 2014 at 8:57 am Reply
  30. Alyssaposted December 10, 2014 at 8:58 am Reply
  31. Tammyposted December 10, 2014 at 9:10 am Reply

    This looks amazing

  32. Jeannetteposted December 10, 2014 at 9:13 am Reply
  33. Darlene Petersonposted December 10, 2014 at 9:38 am Reply

    Great giveaway opportunity. Thanks.

  34. naomiposted December 10, 2014 at 10:24 am Reply

    So decadent, so good – this is going on the bucket list!

  35. Paulinaposted December 10, 2014 at 10:37 am Reply

    I never thought about tiramisu French toast before! Definitely going on the menu, my husband will be thrilled to the gills!

  36. Sarah @ Sarah Cooks the Booksposted December 10, 2014 at 11:03 am Reply

    Ooooh, that looks good. I think I know what I’ll be making for Christmas breakfast this year!

  37. Jennifer @ Show Me the Yummyposted December 10, 2014 at 11:11 am Reply

    Boozy french toast with a Chocolate Almond Topping?! You gotta be kidding me. That sounds incredible :)

  38. Amandaposted December 10, 2014 at 11:47 am Reply

    Yum! This looks like a great grown up treat for the morning.

  39. Sandy Headtkeposted December 10, 2014 at 11:49 am Reply
  40. Sarahposted December 10, 2014 at 11:49 am Reply
  41. Marla Meridithposted December 10, 2014 at 12:53 pm Reply

    You have combined 2 of my favorite things ever!! French toast & tiramisu…yay!!

    Rating: 5
  42. Sean Cposted December 10, 2014 at 12:58 pm Reply

    These are great. Here’s my needlequote tweet: https://twitter.com/connsean71/status/542755132597760001
    shared on twitter

  43. Alinaposted December 10, 2014 at 1:00 pm Reply
  44. Michelleposted December 10, 2014 at 1:12 pm Reply

    Thank you for the opportunity to win!

  45. Denise E.posted December 10, 2014 at 3:45 pm Reply

    Well that was fun! Here is a link to what I made: https://mobile.twitter.com/afbandmom/status/542796870859231232

  46. Paulaposted December 10, 2014 at 8:18 pm Reply

    Awesome recipe Sommer! Love these make-ahead dishes for holidays and for every weekend. My boys wake up hungry so it really comes in handy!!

    Rating: 5
  47. Liz @ The Lemon Bowlposted December 11, 2014 at 5:28 am Reply

    I love the espresso in this!!! Wish I had it right now!

  48. Rebeccaposted December 11, 2014 at 5:55 am Reply
  49. Gabyposted December 11, 2014 at 6:40 am Reply

    YUM!!! This looks too delicious!

  50. Amandaposted December 11, 2014 at 8:13 am Reply

    This is delicious Sommer! Great recipe!

    Rating: 5
  51. Amandaposted December 11, 2014 at 7:59 am Reply

    AMAZING! I love making special holiday breakfasts :)

  52. BusyWorkingMamaposted December 11, 2014 at 9:19 am Reply

    Love the recipe! I like to give and get baskets of goodies and “consumables” so that we can enjoy them.

    Rating: 5
  53. Hannah Dianeposted December 11, 2014 at 10:21 am Reply
  54. Amber Wposted December 11, 2014 at 10:33 am Reply

    This sounds and looks amazing!

  55. Amber Wposted December 11, 2014 at 10:34 am Reply
  56. Britposted December 11, 2014 at 11:37 am Reply

    What a brilliant shortcut!

  57. Jennifer Essadposted December 11, 2014 at 3:48 pm Reply
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  59. Anneposted December 11, 2014 at 8:31 pm Reply

    I shared on Twitter. I would have preferred to pin it, but Pinterest didn’t show up as an option. Anyway, here’s the link to my tweet:

  60. Heatherposted December 11, 2014 at 9:51 pm Reply
  61. Dawnposted December 12, 2014 at 7:41 am Reply

    Looks amazingly delicious.

  62. Christopher Sorelposted December 12, 2014 at 10:48 am Reply
  63. Christine Prestoposted December 12, 2014 at 2:41 pm Reply
  64. Melissa L.posted December 12, 2014 at 8:11 pm Reply

    I shared on Twitter. Thanks for the giveaway! https://twitter.com/DamianMom/status/543588877433184256

  65. Michelleposted December 12, 2014 at 11:40 pm Reply

    Wow! I think my mom will love this at Christmas! Gonna have to make it for her!

  66. sandraposted December 13, 2014 at 12:08 am Reply
  67. Ashley B.posted December 13, 2014 at 11:35 am Reply
  68. sarah kposted December 13, 2014 at 5:51 pm Reply

    I shared it on twitter https://twitter.com/sarabird26/status/543915891197358080
    That tiramisu french toast casserole looks so good:)

  69. tammigirlposted December 14, 2014 at 4:42 pm Reply
  70. tammigirlposted December 14, 2014 at 4:47 pm Reply

    I have chicken in the oven for dinner. I wish i didn’t because then I would be making this NOW. Oh my gosh – why have I never thought of this!???

  71. Meghan Finleyposted December 14, 2014 at 6:39 pm Reply
  72. Renata Lavach-Savyposted December 15, 2014 at 12:07 pm Reply
  73. Heather Sposted December 16, 2014 at 12:41 pm Reply
  74. ChristinaWposted December 16, 2014 at 2:03 pm Reply

    I’m going to try this recipe soon!

  75. Marsha Lynneposted December 16, 2014 at 8:21 pm Reply


    Rating: 5
  76. Mary Okruhlikposted December 16, 2014 at 10:34 pm Reply
  77. Annetteposted December 16, 2014 at 10:44 pm Reply
  78. Amandaposted December 22, 2014 at 10:32 am Reply

    Wow! My husband loves Tiramisu, the dessert, and I’m always making french toast casseroles, usually cinnamon roll or strawberry cream. But I’ve never thought of Tiramisu! Thank you for sharing!

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