This Instant Pot French Toast Casserole is easy to make and perfect for brunch!
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This is one of those recipes you’ll be dreaming of long after you’ve made and eaten it. You’ll be thinking of when you’ll get a chance to make it again. Trust me; I can’t stop thinking about it. It’s not a forgettable breakfast.
I knew I had a winner when my husband Tim said, “This might be the best thing you’ve ever made.” Wow!
This instant Pot French Toast Casserole is a company-worthy recipe that’s perfect for Easter brunch or any brunch or fancy breakfast occasion. But you don’t really have to save it for an occasion. Your family will fully appreciate if you serve this on any old weekend.
What’s really remarkable is how easy this recipe is. It doesn’t taste or present itself like the fuss-free, fool-proof easy breakfast recipe that it is. You don’t have to tell anyone that. Just smile and say thanks when you get compliments. 😉
This Instant Pot French Toast Casserole is made with a lovely loaf of brioche bread. (I got mine at Whole Foods.) It’s really perfect here and makes for a special breakfast. The rest of this recipe is dairy-free, but brioche is not, so if you do need a dairy-free French Toast casserole I suggest trying challah bread.
Make sure you leave your fresh bread out overnight so it’s stale. You might end up with a soggy casserole if your bread isn’t stale, so don’t skip this simple step.
The milk in this Instant Pot French Toast Casserole is canned coconut milk. It is rich and creamy and absolutely perfect in this recipe. There really isn’t much of a coconut flavor at all in the finished casserole, so that shouldn’t be a concern if you’re not generally a fan of coconut flavor.
You might have a few chunks of solid coconut milk, but once it cooks it will all melt together, so don’t worry about how it looks before it cooks.
Finally, I topped the Instant Pot French Toast Casserole with fresh strawberries. You can use whatever fresh fruit you desire, but we really like it with strawberries. I did try cooking the strawberries in the dish one time, but we thought they got too mushy. Adding them afterwards was really nice.
I did try cooking this Instant Pot French Toast Casserole right in the pot of the pressure cooker and also in a pan inside the pot. It worked much better in the pan.
When I cooked it in the pot, the bottom scorched, so I suggest using a pan inside your Instant Pot. This is the pan I use, but any 7-inch baking dish should work. My pan came with a handle for easy lifting out of the pot.
If there’s no handle, I suggest creating a sling with aluminum foil. Simply fold a long piece of foil over itself a few times and place is under the pan with the two long ends that you can use to pull the pan out.
I’m so excited to hear how you like this Instant Pot French Toast Casserole. Please come back and let me know!
Oh, and if you’re looking for more Easter brunch recipes you can make in your Instant Pot, scroll down to the bottom of this post and get inspiration from a number of talented bloggers!
Also, if you love trying to cook healthy in your Instant Pot, check out this collection of healthy Instant Pot recipes!
How to Make Instant Pot French Toast CasserolePrint
Instant Pot French Toast Casserole
This Instant Pot French Toast Casserole is easy to make and is a crowd pleaser!
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 35 minutes (includes time to come to pressure and release)
- Total Time: 45 minutes
- Yield: 8 servings
- 1 loaf brioche bread*, torn into pieces
- 3 eggs
- 1 (15 ounce) can coconut milk
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- pinch of salt
- optional for topping: 1-2 cups chopped strawberries or fresh fruit of choice
- Tear your bread into pieces and place it on a baking tray. Leave it in the cold oven overnight to allow it to become stale.
- Whisk together the eggs, coconut milk, honey, vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt. Add the bread pieces and stir to combine.
- Grease a 7 inch pan well (this is the one I use). My pan came with handles to make it easy to lift out. If you don’t have that, use aluminum foil to create a sling so you can easily lift the pan from the Instant Pot.
- Transfer the bread mixture to the pan.
- Place 1 1/2 cups of water in the bottom of your Instant Pot and place the trivet on the bottom. Place the pan on top of the trivet.
- Attach the lid on your Instant Pot and set it on high pressure for 20 minutes. Allow for a natural release for five minutes and then quick release the pressure.
- Remove the pan from the Instant Pot and serve with fresh fruit and syrup, if desired.
*For a dairy-free French Toast Casserole, use challah bread
- Calories: 180
- Sugar: 7 grams
- Fat: 6.3 grams
- Carbohydrates: 26 grams
- Protein: 4 grams
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