This post may contain affiliate links. For more information, read my disclosure policy.
This Chocolate French Toast is an easy overnight French toast recipe is full of chocolate, from the milk to the chocolate chips! It’s the perfect indulgent brunch recipe – you’re going to love it.
Table of Contents
Hot Chocolate French Toast Casserole
This recipe is a great for brunch or dessert! It is made from thick slices of bread that soaked with a chocolate mixture and topped with chocolate chips inside. I love using chocolate milk for mine to get double the chocolate. You are going to want to wait 2 or more hours after pouring the milk on the bread to really let everything soak up!
I love topping this recipe with whipped cream to really bring everything together! A side of fresh berries or bananas would taste so good too. Chocolate French Toast that you can assemble ahead of time – it’s genius and amazingly good.
- Day-Old Bread Slices: These will be sliced into bite size pieces-I used a sourdough loaf, but you could use brioche, white bread, or whole wheat bread!
- Chocolate Chips: Regular size or mini chocolate chips.
- Eggs: A must when making French toast!
- Chocolate Milk: Use your favorite brand chocolate milk (even nondairy, like chocolate Almondmilk).
How to make Chocolate French Toast Recipe
- Place bread cubes into the bottom of a 9×13-inch baking dish. Sprinkle with chocolate chips.
- Whisk eggs in a large bowl. Whisk in milk, granulated sugar, and vanilla extract. Pour egg mixture over bread and press down lightly with your hands to soak it all up.
- Let sit for at least 2 hours before baking. You can also cover and refrigerate overnight.
- When ready to bake: preheat oven to 350°F. If your casserole has been in the refrigerator, let it come to room temperature while the oven preheats. Bake for 20-30 minutes or until the casserole is cooked through and light golden brown around the edges.
- If you have stale bread, you will want the bread to soak longer in the other ingredients.
- Make this recipe ahead of time so you can be with you family in the morning and not in the kitchen!
- Add extra chocolate chips on top to make it even more chocolatey! Or you could dust the top with powdered sugar and drizzle some maple syrup over the top! I love to serve it warm with whipped cream and chocolate sauce.
- Add a touch of salt on top for a finishing touch – it cuts the sweetness but also adds tons of flavor to the chocolate.
You can freeze it in an airtight container!
Chocolate French Toast Casserole
- 12 ounces day-old bread sliced into bite size pieces
- 1 cup (170g) chocolate chips
- 5 large eggs
- 1 ¼ cups Chocolate Milk
- 2 tablespoons (25g) granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Spray an 8×11 or 9×13 pan with nonstick cooking spray.
- Place bread cubes into the bottom of the prepared pan. Sprinkle with chocolate chips.
- Whisk eggs in a large bowl. Whisk in almondmilk, sugar, and vanilla. Pour mixture over bread and press down lightly with your hands to soak it all up.
- Let sit for at least 2 hours before baking. If your bread is fresh, you can bake it after 2 hours. If it’s more stale, you’ll want to let it sit longer. You can also cover and refrigerate overnight.
- When ready to bake: preheat oven to 350°F. If your casserole has been in the refrigerator, let it come to room temperature while the oven preheats. Bake for 20-30 minutes or until the casserole is cooked through. (This will take longer if your dish is cold.)
- Serve warm with whipped cream and chocolate sauce.
- Use any kind of bread – a crusty bread like French bread or sourdough or brioche is the best. Stale bread works even better!
- You can use almond milk or any nondairy chocolate milk – or make your own chocolate milk with plain milk and chocolate sauce.
Last Updated on December 6, 2023