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I love gluten free french toast. I usually just make a super simple version but wanted to try one that could be made easily for a larger crowd. This is a simple gluten free brunch casserole that feeds quite a few people and can easily be made dairy free as well!

GLUTEN FREE BERRY FRENCH TOAST - Gluten free (and dairy free) berry french toast casserole an easy gluten free brunch recipe

Brunch seems to be the popular meal for potlucks and if you’re like me needing to be gluten free there often isn’t much available (or safe) when getting together with a big group of people. This casserole fills me up in one serving and can be adjusted to your favorite flavors.

GLUTEN FREE BERRY FRENCH TOAST

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Gluten Free Berry French Toast Casserole
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Serves: 12-15
 
A simple light casserole that fits both gluten and dairy free diets!
Ingredients
  • 10-12 slices gluten free bread toasted
  • 4 cups berries (your choice)
  • 10 large eggs
  • 2 cups milk (dairy or non dairy)
  • 1 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. Spray 9"x13" pan (or 3qt casserole dish) with non stick spray or coconut oil
  3. Line bottom of pan with the bread overlapping each piece.
  4. Press bread down to sort of mold together.
  5. Spread berries over the toast in the pan.
  6. Whisk eggs, milk, syrup and spices together well.
  7. Pour over the berries and bread.
  8. Bake uncovered for 50-65 min until done.
Notes
Serve warm as is or with whipped cream!

You could make a cream sauce like you would for bread pudding as well since this isn’t super sweet. Either way it’s nice and light but you still feel like you’re getting a treat!

Top with whipped cream, butter and syrup or just as is.

GLUTEN FREE BERRY FRENCH TOAST - Gluten free (and dairy free) berry french toast casserole an easy gluten free brunch recipe

I’ve tried this with different brands of bread and one doesn’t seem to work any better than the other so use your favorite or whatever is available! Since it soaks up all the liquid and bakes together nicely it should matter too much (as long as it’s all gluten free if that’s what you’re going for).

Author

Allison Waken is the founder, writer, photographer, and content creator of All for the Memories and All for the Boys.

14 Comments

  1. I made this double layard and it came out great. I loved it. I did replace one cup of milk with a cup of vanilla coffee creamer. Since it was doubled I had to cook it about 30 min longer. Thank you for the recipe

  2. Hi!
    Wondering about layering the bread.
    looks like you don’t do just one layer of bread but 2 or 3 layers thick of break, then the berries and mixture on top?
    Have you done any of the mixture between each layer of bread?
    Thanks!

    • AllisonWaken Reply

      Mine are only layered because they overlapped a bit, the mixture sort of seeps in between while baking. You could definitely add some in between layers if you wanted it thicker though! You may need more liquid.

  3. Gluten Free Berry French Toast
    The recipe said to spread the berries over the toast. Nowhere does it mention to toast the bread. Is this a typo or was toasting the bread left out?

  4. Diana Opoku Reply

    Which non-dairy milk do you prefer? Almond milk, coconut milk, cashew, lactaid, etc???

    • AllisonWaken Reply

      I have actually never tried on this one! I’m thinking you may need more liquid in that instance.

  5. Could you make this the night before and put it in the fridge and then bake it the next morning?
    Also, if the bread is dry, you don’t need to toast it….correct?

    • AllisonWaken Reply

      I haven’t tried it yet (I keep meaning to) but I bet you could! You may need to add a touch of liquid if it looks too dry to start with. And correct, if your bread is hard/dry you wouldn’t need to toast it!

      • Thanks! Trying it this weekend! I will let you know if it worked.

  6. Can you use frozen berries? If so, do they need to b e thawed beforehand? Thanks.

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