Instant Pot French Toast Casserole

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Instant Pot French Toast Casserole is a quick and easy way to make a delicious breakfast casserole. 

If you are having people over for brunch, this french toast bake is always a hit! Serve it with this Instant Pot Breakfast Casserole and you have sweet and savory covered. 

Instant Pot French Toast Casserole on a plate

French toast is one of my favorite things for breakfast. This Instant Pot French Toast Casserole is an great way to make french toast for a crowd. 

French Toast Casserole ingredients in a bowl before cooked in IP


French toast is soaked in an egg and milk mixture so having a strong, sturdy bread is key. Having day or two old bread also helps with the sturdiness. 

My personal favorite is Challah bread. You can find it in the bakery section at most grocery stores. French bread and Brioche are also great choices for this french toast casserole. 

Instant Pot French Toast Casserole cooked in Instant Pot


  • Start by cubing the bread in about 1-inch pieces and putting them in a greased 7-inch cake pan or oven safe glass bowl. 
  • Whisk together eggs, milk, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, and butter. (Tip: Stir the melted butter in last so it doesn’t accidentally curdle the eggs.) 
  • Pour the mixture over the bread. 
  • Pour water in the bottom of pressure cooker. Place a trivet in the cooker. 
  • Gently put the casserole dish or pan in the IP and close and lock the lid. 
  • Set timer for 25 minutes on the Pressure Cook setting. 
  • When finished cooking do a quick pressure release. Let sit for 5 minutes and then carefully remove the lid. 

Instant Pot


  • I used my 6-qt Instant Pot for this dish. 
  • If you want a crunchier top, place the dish in the oven broiler for 3-4 minutes before serving. 
  • You can make a “sling” with strips of foil for easier bowl removal. Place the strips in a cross form over the trivet and then place the bowl or pan on top of them. I was able to remove my bowl without the need for a sling. 


Yes! Prepare the french toast casserole recipe but don’t cook. Cover and refrigerate over night. 

I like serving this breakfast casserole with a sprinkle of powdered sugar and a drizzle of maple syrup. If you need a side this Hash Brown Casserole and Blushing Mimosa would make a great addition to brunch.  

If you made this recipe be sure to rate and leave a comment below. 

Enjoy! ~Heather

Instant pot with French Toast.
4.48 from 17 votes

Instant Pot French Toast Casserole

By Heather
Instant Pot French Toast Casserole
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes
Total: 35 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 1/2 loaf challah bread, cubed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 cup water for the bottom of Instant Pot


  • Whisk together eggs, milk, brown sugar, nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla and melted butter. 
  • Coat an oven safe 7-inch bowl or 7-inch cake pan with non stick cooking spray. 
  • Add cubed bread to the bowl. Pour egg mixture over the bread and gently press bread down to coat with the egg mixture.
  • Pour the cup of water in the Instant Pot. Place the trivet into the Instant Pot. 
  • Place the bowl or cake pan on top of the trivet. Close the lid and lock. Set time to 25 minutes Pressure Cook setting. 
  • Once done cooking, do a quick pressure release. Once the valve drops, carefully remove the lid.
  • Remove the bowl from the Instant Pot. Optional: Top with a sprinkle of powdered sugar and maple syrup. 


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For easy bowl removal, take 4 long strips of foil place on top of the trivet creating a sling. Place bowl on top of foil strips. I am able to carefully remove the bowl without the sling by tilting the Instant pot once it's slightly cooled and using pot holders. 


Calories: 424kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 175mg | Sodium: 362mg | Potassium: 268mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 620IU | Calcium: 202mg | Iron: 2.5mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
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  1. Is there any recipe for this that doesn’t require a removable cake pan? I have the very small 3-qt instant pot and it seems so many recipes are out of my reach because I cannot find a cake pan small enough to fit inside :/.

    1. I have not tried making without the pan. You could adapt the recipe and put it in a 9 x 9 baking dish and bake in oven for for approximately 20-25 minutes.

    1. Hi Jen, The only thing with regular bread is it might get too soggy. If it is starting to get stale it might work but if it’s fresh, I worry it might be too soggy with the liquid.