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Tiramisu Baked French Toast Casserole

Tiramisu Baked French Toast Casserole – A French Toast Bake with panache! Decadent layers of coffee and cream with a chocolate almond crumble top.

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Holiday Breakfasts: Success and Failure.

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!

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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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Baked French Toast Casserole

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

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

What is 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.

Yeah, the NIGHT before.

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How Do You Make French Toast Casserole Overnight?

  • I start 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 throw 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.

See the recipe card below for the rest of the instructions!

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Tiramisu French Toast Casserole and Why It’s the Best

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.

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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!

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See the recipe card below for how to make Tiramisu Baked French Toast Casserole. Enjoy!

Sister Schubert’s is offering a fun holiday program this year to help you get into the spirit of magic, kindness, and brotherly love.

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Other Holiday Breakfast Recipes You Might Like:

Mexican Breakfast Casserole with Hash Brown Top

Drunken Monkey Bread Recipe

Holiday Apple Cinnamon Old Fashioned

Mexican Breakfast Salad

Cinnamon Roll Bread Pudding Muffins

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Tiramisu French Toast Casserole

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Tiramisu French Toast Casserole – A French Toast Bake with panache! Decadent layers of coffee and cream with a chocolate almond crumble top!
Servings: 12

Ingredients

For the French Toast Casserole:

  • 2 bags Sister Schubert’s Dinner Yeast Rolls (20 rolls)
  • 8 large eggs
  • 1 2/3 cups 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:

For the Mascarpone Whipped Cream:

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9x13-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.
  • When ready to bake, pour the egg mixture over the chopped yeast rolls. Mix by hand so that all the 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.
  • 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.
  • Once the tiramisu french toast casserole is ready, cut into pieces and top with a dollop of mascarpone whipped cream!

Notes

If making ahead, prep all the components separately. Cover and refridgerate. When ready to bake, pour the egg mixture over the bread, sprinkle on the crumble and bake. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1piece, Calories: 357kcal, Carbohydrates: 19g, Protein: 7g, Fat: 26g, Saturated Fat: 14g, Cholesterol: 172mg, Sodium: 140mg, Potassium: 136mg, Fiber: 0g, Sugar: 14g, Vitamin A: 890IU, Vitamin C: 0.4mg, Calcium: 105mg, Iron: 0.8mg
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Author: Sommer Collier

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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Sister Schubert’s Rolls. All opinions are my own.

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87 comments on “Tiramisu Baked French Toast Casserole”

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  4. 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!

  5. delish!!!

  6. I’m going to try this recipe soon!

  7. 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!???

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

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

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

  11. Looks amazingly delicious.

  12. 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:
    https://twitter.com/NotherAnneOther/status/543231035975024640

  13. What a brilliant shortcut!

  14. This sounds and looks amazing!

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

  16. This is delicious Sommer! Great recipe!

  17. AMAZING! I love making special holiday breakfasts :)

  18. YUM!!! This looks too delicious!

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

  20. 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!!

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

  22. Thank you for the opportunity to win!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  30. Great giveaway opportunity. Thanks.

  31. This looks amazing

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

  33. What a delicious looking casserole!!

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

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

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

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

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

  39. I shared on facebook

  40. 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.

  41. Perfect for breakfast or dessert.

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

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

  44. 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.”

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

  46. Love this decadent french toast!

  47. Ooooo, what a perfect french toast casserole!!!

  48. 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!

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

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

  51. Sorry, but I have no needle quote

  52. That looks awesome!

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