This Instant Pot French Toast Casserole is such an easy way to serve up a satisfying breakfast any day of the week. Made with all natural ingredients, it’s way better than packaged cereal and pastries.
One of the reasons our Instant Pot is used so frequently at dinner is because it’s so easy. Now that we have dinner under control, I decided it was time to see if I could put this handy appliance to use for other meals. This Instant Pot French Toast Casserole was our first IP breakfast attempt and the result was delicious!
Because the Instant Pot does most of the work, I can prep it all when I head down to make my coffee first thing in the morning then finish getting ready. Then, breakfast is ready by the time we are all dressed and the kids’ backpacks are packed.
How to Make Instant Pot French Toast Casserole
Everything I love about Instant Pot dinner recipes holds true for breakfast too. This Instant Pot French Toast Casserole is super easy to make, only dirties a few dishes, and basically cooks itself so you’re free to get your day started. Just three simple steps to a satisfying breakfast.
Step 1 – Make Bread Cubes
If you’re worried about the bread sticking to the pot (one reader reported having this issue), spray the pot with cooking spray. Cut a loaf of bread (I used one of those long French bread loaves from our grocery bakery) into cubes and toss them in the Instant Pot.
As you can see in the picture below, the bread should take up most of the space in the pot (this was a 6 quart).
Step 2 – Make the Custard
Now you can make the yummy sauce that’s going to transform those bread cubes into a delicious breakfast! In a large bowl add milk, cream, cinnamon, vanilla and eggs.
Then, whisk it all together so it’s well combined.
Now, pour the mixture over the bread cubes. Give it a good stir to make sure the bread is coated and sprinkle on some blueberries.
Step 3 – Cook
Finally, secure the Instant Pot lid and cook on manual pressure for 15 minutes. Let the pressure natural release.
Your Instant Pot French Toast Casserole is ready to serve!
For a complete breakfast, serve with a side of bacon and a glass of orange juice or with fresh berries and a glass of milk.
Instant Pot French Toast Casserole
Ready to make this Instant Pot French Toast Casserole? Here’s the recipe card with the exact measurements.
This breakfast is to die for!
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup half and half cream
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 Tablespoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 loaf of French bread cubed
- 1/2 cup blueberries more to taste
Spray inside of pot with cooking spray.
Cube bread and place in IP.
Whisk together milk, cream, cinnamon, vanilla and eggs. Pour the custard mixture over the bread cubes and turn to coat completely.
Sprinkle in the blueberries before securing the lid.
Cook for 15 minutes and natural release.
When you add the liquid to the pot, there should be some standing liquid in the bottom of the pot. If your bread is stale, it will soak up more liquid so use fresh bread or increase the liquid ingredients.
More Breakfast Recipes
This was my first Instant Pot breakfast recipe, but I do have several breakfast casserole recipes that are equally easy and have earned my kids’ seal of approval.
This Instant Pot French Toast Casserole is based largely on our family’s favorite – Make Ahead Blueberry French Toast.
And though my kids love the sweet breakfast casseroles, my favorite is a nutritious, savory breakfast casserole like this Sausage and Spinach Strata.
And these Make Ahead Breakfast Casserole Cups make a great grab-and-go meal when there’s NO time to sit down and eat.
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