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Instant Pot Cinnamon Swirl French Toast Casserole


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Cinnamon Swirl French Toast Casserole is the perfect casserole for any brunch or even dinner! Loaded with sweet cinnamon swirl bread, egg custard filling, and topped with bourbon sauce, this delicious recipe will wow your family.

If you love Instant Pot breakfast recipes then this is the recipe for you. No matter if you make this recipe for breakfast or brinner your family and friends are going to love it.

A slice of Instant Pot Cinnamon Swirl French Toast Casserole and whipped cream on a serving plate.

Cinnamon Swirl Bread French Toast Casserole

The earliest recorded reference of french toast is in the Apicius which is a collection of Latin recipes. It was originally coated with honey and then served; now we like to coat ours in pancake or maple syrup.

Why I Love This Recipe

This recipe is perfect for any brunch or dinner. It is loaded with sweet cinnamon swirl bread, egg custard filling, and topped with bourbon sauce, so delicious that your family will beg you to make it again.

  • Ready in under an hour
  • Easy to make
  • Always a hit at parties

If you love french toast you may also enjoy this Chocolate Chip French Toast recipe.

Horizontal image of a slice of Instant Pot Cinnamon Swirl French Toast Casserole and whipped cream on a serving plate.

Ingredients

This ingredient list may seem long, but most of the ingredients should already be on hand in your pantry, helping you keep your food budget low.

  • milk
  • sweet butter
  • sugar
  • cinnamon
  • salt
  • eggs
  • Cinnamon Swirl bread – chopped
  • Powder sugar for garnish
  • Maple syrup for garnish
  • Whip cream for garnish

Bourbon Sauce

  • brown sugar
  • butter or margarine
  • whipping cream
  • brandy extract
Ingredients used to make Instant Pot Cinnamon Swirl French Toast Casserole

Substitutions

Bread: Regular bread can be used in place of the Cinnamon Swirl bread.

Extract: Rum extract can be used in place of Brandy extract.

Equipment Needed / Helpful Tools

You will need a few kitchen tools to help you make this delicious breakfast recipe.

How to Make Cinnamon Swirl French Toast Casserole

To make this delicious recipe you only need to follow these simple steps. I know it may seem like there is a lot of steps to this recipe, but they are easy to follow and you will be enjoying this dish in no time at all.

Step 1: Cut the bread into cubes

Slice swirl bread into cubes, place in a large bowl. Set to the side.

Step 2: Prepare a baking pan

Spray a small round baking dish with non-stick baking spray. Set to the side.

Step 3: Small saucepan

In a small saucepan, heat milk and 1/4 cup butter over medium heat. Stir until butter is melted and milk is hot. Remove from the heat.

Step 4: Mix the egg and milk mixture

In a small bowl, mix granulated sugar, cinnamon, salt, and eggs until well blended. Stir in milk mixture.

Step 5: Coat the bread in egg and milk mixture

Pour the mixture into the bread bowl and fold until the bread is well coated.

Cubed bread coated with egg and milk mixture in a baking dish.

Step 6: Add to baking dish

Scoop the bread mixture into the baking dish.

Step 7: Prepare the Instant Pot

Prepare your Instant Pot by adding a 1/2 cup of water. Add your trivet to your Instant Pot.

Step 8: Add the baking dish

Place your baking dish in your pot on top of the trivet.

The coated bread in a baking dish on top of a trivet in the instant pot.

Step 9: Cook the french toast

Set the Pressure to high for the timer for 25 minutes.

Step 10: Release the pressure

When the timer goes off, turn the steam release valve to “venting”.

Step 11: Allow the bread to settle

Let sit for 10 minutes. This allows the french toast to settle and firm up.

Step 12: Flip the french toast

Place a large plate over the baking dish and carefully flip it over. Lift the baking dish away from the french toast.

Step 13: Make the Bourbon Sauce

While french toast is cooking, combine brown sugar and butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil and stir until the brown sugar has dissolved.

Step 14: Add in the whipping cream and bourbon to the sauce

Remove from heat and mix in the whipping cream and bourbon. Pour generously over the french toast before serving.

Step 15: Top the french toast

Top your french toast with powdered sugar, cinnamon, and whipped cream. 

Variations / Options / Add-Ins

Looking for ways to personalize this recipe? Here are my favorite tried and true swaps for this recipe.

Cinnamon Raisin Bread: Cinnamon Raisin Bread adds delicious flavor to this Instant Pot breakfast recipe.

Milk chocolate chips: Add milk chocolate chips to the top for a sweeter french toast.

Cherry pie filling: Place cherry pie filling on top of the bread mixture before pressure cooking it.

Toppings

Are you wondering what to top your french toast casserole with? Here are my favorite toppings.

  • powdered sugar
  • pancake syrup
  • whipped cream
  • maple syrup
  • cream cheese glaze
  • cinnamon sugar
Close up shot of a slice of Instant Pot Cinnamon Swirl French Toast Casserole and some whipped cream on a white plate

Tips

  • Make sure to grease your baking pan well to prevent the french toast casserole from sticking.
  • A round cake pan or springform pan can be used to make this recipe.
  • The baking dish will be hot; make sure you use oven mitts when removing it from the Instant Pot.

FAQs

Do you have questions about this cinnamon swirl french toast casserole recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions.

How to store

Store in an airtight container for up to five days.

How to reheat

Microwave for 1 minute or until warm. Add a small amount of milk if your casserole is dry.

Can I freeze toast casserole?

Yes! Store in a freezer-safe container in the freezer for up to two months.

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Cinnamon Swirl French Toast Casserole Recipe

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Cinnamon Swirl French Toast Casserole

Cinnamon Swirl French Toast Casserole is the perfect casserole for any brunch or even dinner!
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 932 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/4 cup sweet butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs slightly beaten
  • 4 cups dry Cinnamon Swirl bread chopped
  • Powder sugar for garnish
  • Maple syrup for garnish
  • Whip cream for garnish

Bourbon Sauce

  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 2 tbsp. whipping cream
  • 2 teaspoons brandy extract

Instructions
 

  • Slice swirl bread into cubes, place in a large bowl. Set to the side.
  • Spray a small round baking dish with non-stick baking spray. Set to the side.
  • In small saucepan, heat milk and 1/4 cup butter over medium heat.
  • Stir until butter is melted and milk is hot.
  • Remove from the heat.
  • In small bowl, mix granulated sugar, cinnamon, salt and eggs until well blended.
  • Stir in milk mixture.
  • Pour the mixture into the bread bowl and fold until the bread is well coated.
  • Scoop the bread mixture into the baking dish.
  • Prepare your Instant Pot by adding a 1/2 cup of water.
  • Add your trivet to your Instant Pot.
  • Place your baking dish in your pot on top of the trivet.
  • Set the High Pressure to high for timer for 25 minutes.
  • When timer goes off, turn the steam release valve to “venting”.
  • Let sit for 10 minutes.
  • This allows the french toast to settle and firm up.
  • Place a large plate over the baking dish and carefully flip it over.
  • Lift the baking dish away from the french toast.

For the Bourbon Sauce

  • While french toast is cooking in the Instant Pot, combine brown sugar and butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil and stir until brown sugar has dissolved.
  • Remove from heat and mix in the whipping cream and bourbon
  • Pour generously over the french toast before serving.
  • Top your french toast with powder sugar, cinnamon, and whipped cream.

Nutrition

Serving: 1ServingCalories: 932kcalCarbohydrates: 140gProtein: 17gFat: 36gSaturated Fat: 13gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gMonounsaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 90mgSodium: 958mgPotassium: 552mgFiber: 7gSugar: 66gVitamin A: 1198IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 250mgIron: 5mg
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