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A Christmas casserole topped with powdered sugar and fresh strawberries

Overnight Chai Eggnog French Toast Casserole

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  • Author: Krista
  • Prep Time: 6 hours
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 6 hours 45 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


This Overnight Chai Eggnog French Toast Casserole is the perfect make-ahead breakfast for Christmas morning! It’s made with gluten-free bread, dairy-free eggnog, plenty of festive spices and some crunchy slivered almonds to top it off.


  • 1 family size loaf gluten-free bread, cut into 1″ cubes (I used Udi’s)
  • 5 eggs
  • 2 cups lactose-free eggnog (I used Lactaid)
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon cardamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon clove
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds


  1. Grease a 13×9 pan with cooking spray.
  2. Add cubes of gluten-free bread to baking dish.
  3. To a large bowl add, eggs, eggnog, maple syrup, vanilla, cinnamon, cardamon, nutmeg, ginger, clove and salt. Whisk until everything is smooth and combined.
  4. Pour the egg mixture over the cubed bread.
  5. Using your hands, gently press bread down so the custard covers each piece of bread.
  6. Wrap with tin foil and place in the refrigerator overnight.
  7. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  8. Remove casserole from the refrigerator.
  9. Sprinkle sliced almonds on top of the eggnog french toast casserole.
  10. Bake covered for 35 minutes. Remove the foil and bake an additional 10 minutes. Until slightly browned on top.
  11. Optional: Garnish with powdered sugar
  12. Serve with maple syrup.


  • To Store: Once cooled, store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.
  • To Reheat: Large portions can be reheated in a 350°F oven for about 10 minutes, or until warmed through. Reheat individual servings in the microwave.
  • To Freeze: Once cooled, freeze extras in a freezer-safe container for up to 3 months. Thaw in the fridge before reheating.


  • Serving Size: 1 cup
  • Calories: 225
  • Sugar: 12 g
  • Sodium: 268 mg
  • Fat: 9 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 32 g
  • Fiber: 4 g
  • Protein: 7 g
  • Cholesterol: 97 mg