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Slow Cooker Strawberry French Toast Casserole

This crockpot strawberry french toast casserole recipe is a super easy, make-ahead breakfast recipe that’s fancy enough for brunch too! Breakfast doesn’t get easier or more delicious when this slow cooker french toast casserole is on the menu. 

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Slow Cooker Strawberry French Toast Casserole

Do you love French toast but don’t have time to make it? Do you want a low-effort, delicious breakfast that can be made in advance and reheated for the whole family during the week?

Look no further than this Slow Cooker Strawberry French Toast Casserole!

This recipe is easy as pie (pun intended) and has all of your favorite breakfast flavors.

It’s perfect for those cold winter mornings  (or when it’s strawberry season and you don’t want to heat up the house or RV!) when you’re looking for something warm and comforting to fuel your day.

Slow Cooker Strawberry French Toast Casserole

Crockpot French Toast Ingredients

  • Day-old bread or French Bread cubed 
  • Strawberry Preserves
  • Strawberries diced
  • Large
  • Milk
  • Vanilla
  • Brown sugar
  • For exact amounts, please see the recipe card below.

What is the Best Vanilla Extract to Use

The vanilla that you use can make or break a recipe. The taste is everything. I bought vanilla in Mexico when I went on a cruise once. 

Everyone said it was the best. It was better than the imitation stuff but I’m not convinced it was the best.

I have, however, found the best vanilla extract right in the USA in Kingman, AZ.

While we were on our 6000 miles for my 60th birthday trip, we traveled a lot of route 66. I’m a sucker for stopping at wineries and distilleries (which is why we belong to Harvest Hosts!) 😉

In Kingman, AZ, there is a distillery called Desert Diamond Distillery. Not only will you find their famous Gold Miner Rum, but also the best Vanilla Extract that you will ever find.

It’s made with their famous rum and you can smell and taste the difference. The Tahitian vanilla beans in the craft white rum base and aging process give this vanilla extract a flavor that is more pronounced than others.

For those looking for an extra quality to include in their recipes, the Limited batches of Vanilla Extract are what you want. Get yours before they run out!

The problem is that I only purchased one bottle. Luckily, I live in a state that it can be shipped to. Some states will not allow shipping of it because of the alcohol in it. 🙄

How to Make Slow Cooker Strawberry French Toast Casserole

Spray the slow cooker with cooking spray or use a crockpot liner or parchment paper.

Layer cubed bread and sliced strawberries in the slow cooker. (Bread – Strawberries – Bread – Strawberries)

Slow Cooker Strawberry French Toast Casserole

Whisk together strawberry preserves, milk, eggs, vanilla, and brown sugar.

Slow Cooker Strawberry French Toast Casserole

Pour over the bread mixture and strawberries.

Slow Cooker Strawberry French Toast Casserole

Cover and place in refrigerator overnight so that the bread soaks up all the egg mixture.

Place the pot into the slow cooker and cook on high for 2 hours or low for 4 hours. 

Slow Cooker Strawberry French Toast Casserole

Serve with powdered sugar, honey, syrup, or whipped cream.

Slow Cooker Strawberry French Toast Casserole
Yield: 8

Slow Cooker Strawberry French Toast Casserole

Slow Cooker Strawberry French Toast Casserole

This overnight crockpot strawberry french toast casserole recipe is a super easy, make-ahead breakfast recipe that's fancy enough for brunch too! Breakfast doesn't get easier or more delicious when this slow cooker french toast casserole is on the menu.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 6 cups day-old bread or French Bread cubed 
  • 1/4 Cup Strawberry Preserves
  • 2 cups strawberries diced
  • 6 eggs Large
  • 2 Cups Milk
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar

Instructions

  1. Cut french bread into cubes. Slow Cooker Strawberry French Toast Casserole
  2. Layer cubed bread and sliced strawberries in the slow cooker. (Bread - Strawberries - Bread - Strawberries) Slow Cooker Strawberry French Toast Casserole
  3. Whisk together strawberry preserves, milk, eggs, vanilla, and brown sugar. Slow Cooker Strawberry French Toast Casserole
  4. Pour over the bread mixture and strawberries. Slow Cooker Strawberry French Toast Casserole
  5. Cover and place in refrigerator overnight so that the bread soaks up all the egg mixture. Slow Cooker Strawberry French Toast Casserole
  6. Place the pot into the slow cooker and cook on high for 2 hours or low for 4 hours. Slow Cooker Strawberry French Toast Casserole
  7. Serve with powdered sugar, honey, or whipped cream. Slow Cooker Strawberry French Toast Casserole

Notes

What is the Best Vanilla Extract to Use

The vanilla that you use can make or break a recipe. The taste is everything. I bought vanilla in Mexico when I went on a cruise once. 

Everyone said it was the best. It was better than the imitation stuff but I'm not convinced it was the best.

I have, however, found the best vanilla extract right in the USA in Kingman, AZ.

While we were on our 6000 miles for my 60th birthday trip, we traveled a lot of route 66. I'm a sucker for stopping at wineries and distilleries (which is why we belong to Harvest Hosts!) 😉

In Kingman, AZ, there is a distillery called Diamond Distillery. Not only will you find their famous Gold Miner Rum, but also the best Vanilla Extract that you will ever find.

It's made with their famous rum and you can smell and taste the difference. The Tahitian vanilla beans in the craft white rum base and aging process give this vanilla extract a flavor that is more pronounced than others.

For those looking for an extra quality to include in their recipes, the Limited batches of Vanilla Extract are what you want. Get yours before they run out!

The problem is that I only purchased one bottle. Luckily, I live in a state that it can be shipped to. Some states will not allow shipping of it because of the alcohol in it. 🙄

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 251Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 144mgSodium: 282mgCarbohydrates: 38gFiber: 2gSugar: 18gProtein: 11g

Nutrition may vary depending on the products used.

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In Conclusion

This is a great dish for entertaining company because everyone will love it! It’s also perfect if you’re hosting overnight guests or need an easy brunch idea.

It’s quick and easy with ingredients that are already in your pantry. Don’t worry about the clean-up either!

Slow Cooker Strawberry French Toast Casserole

Simply prepare it before bed or work for an effortless morning meal on busy mornings.

This breakfast dish tastes delicious whether served cold or warm so feel free to experiment with serving options too!

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Slow Cooker Strawberry French Toast Casserole

Beyond Comps

Sunday 24th of April 2022

This is unusual but looks delicious.

Brittany Gilley

Sunday 3rd of April 2022

this would be great for easter morning!

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