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Chocolate French Toast Casserole made with Challah bread that was soaked overnight in a chocolaty mixture.

Chocolate French Toast Casserole

Chocolate French Toast Casserole made with challah bread and soaked in a chocolate mixture overnight, are fluffy and homemade.
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Chocolate French Toast Casserole
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Calories 280kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


  • 1 Challah bread loaf cut into large 2-3 inch pieces
  • 8 eggs room temperature
  • 1 cup half-and-half
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon fine sea salt
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 pack cocoa
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 stick butter unsalted
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar


  • Add eggs, half and half, vanilla, cinnamon, salt, cocoa powder and one Instant packet or two cocoa k-cups to a large mixing bowl. Whisk well to combine until the mixture is smooth and shiny.
  • Add the challah bread pieces to the bowl in a few batches. Gently stir to make sure the bread is coated and it absorbed the mixture.
  • Add bread to the prepared baking dish and top with chocolate chips, repeat with the remaining bread. Pour any remaining chocolate mixture over the bread.
  • Add butter and brown sugar to a small sauce pan and melt over medium heat, stirring continously for about 5-7 minutes. When the mixture is smooth and shiny, pout it over the bread. Wrap tightly with plastic wrap and place in refrigerator overnight.
  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Allow the casserole to stay at room temperature for 10-15 minutes before transferring to the oven.
  • Bake for about 30-35 minutes until golden brown. Start checking at 25 minutes.
  • Once it bakes, serve immediately, preferably with maple syrup and fresh fruits!


*Just the contents of the packets or k-cups, not the drink!


Calories: 280kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 164mg | Sodium: 221mg | Potassium: 278mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 560IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 88mg | Iron: 2.4mg