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Slow Cooker French Toast

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Slow Cooker French toast is an easy way to have a delicious breakfast ready to go on a busy morning!

Make slow cooker French toast overnight with this easy recipe using just a loaf of hearty bread, eggs and milk.  Breakfast is ready in the Crock Pot when you wake up.

Making breakfast in the slow cooker can be a little tricky.  Most breakfast recipes have eggs in them, which means they don’t cook for hours at a time.  Most slow cooker breakfast recipes only need 2-4 hours to cook.

So what do you do? You don’t want to cook the recipe for 4 hours from 11 PM until 3 AM and then leave it on warm until 7 AM. I’m not sure that’s safe.

The trick is to use a light timer.  Set the timer to turn on at 3 AM and at 7 AM, breakfast is ready!

Seriously, that’s one of the coolest kitchen tricks I know!

Crock Pot French Toast

Making French toast in the slow cooker really couldn’t be any easier.  The only difference is that the bread isn’t slices.

I used an old Challah round bread but any good sturdy bread will work. Challah’s are a little sweeter so that’s why I like them for French toast.   I bet cinnamon bread would be delicious, too!

French Toast Breakfast

Pour a mixture of eggs, milk, cinnamon and vanilla over the bread and let it cook for about 4 hours on low.

You can use more bread and more egg mixture to make a large slow cooker full for a house full of guests or make less for a busy school morning.

Breakfast Casserole French Toast


Slow Cooker French Toast

Yield: 4

Slow Cooker French Toast

Slow Cooker French Toast
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 5 minutes


  • 1/2 loaf of a 24 ounce loaf of bread
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups milk, almond milk, etc
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon


  1. Cut bread pieces into quarters.
  2. In a small bowl whisk together eggs, milk, cinnamon and vanilla.
  3. Layer half of the bread into the bottom of a slow cooker. Cover with half the egg mixture.
  4. Layer the remaining half of the bread in to the slow cooker. Cover with remaining egg mixture.
  5. Allow to sit for a few hours.
  6. Cook for 2.5 hours on high or 4 hours on low.
  7. Serve warm with your favorite syrup.

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  • Bonnie
    September 26, 2017

    made this last night did not turn out stuck to bottom of pot and middle was gooey will not try this again

    • Camille
      September 26, 2017

      Sorry to hear that! All slow cookers are different so yours may run on the low side. Mine runs hot and I risk burning things often.

  • Miz Helen
    September 2, 2013

    Thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have had a great weekend and have a fabulous week.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  • Morgaine
    September 1, 2013

    This looks so tasty! I would of never thought to make french toast with a slow cooker! Now I have to go try this!
    (new follower here!)
    Morgaine from Madcap Frenzy
    P.S. I would also like to invite you to join my August Totally Tuesday Link Party:

  • Susan
    August 31, 2013

    I use my crockpot all the time for dinner, but have never used it for breakfast. I’ll definitely have to give your french toast recipe a try. Thanks for sharing at Inspire Us Thursday on Organized 31.

  • Heather
    August 28, 2013

    I would never have thought to use a slow cooker for french toast…LOVE this idea:) thanks so much for linking up to wake up wednesdays.


  • This looks awesome!!! We would love it if you would link up at our linky party:

  • Kari V.
    August 23, 2013

    That is brilliant to use a light timer! Thanks for the tip…I might just have to give this a try! 🙂

  • Rachel
    August 23, 2013

    Mmm, french toast is a favorite in this house, but so messy and time consuming. I never thought to make it in a slow cooker, great idea!

    • Gina Valley (
      August 23, 2013

      Great idea! I’ll be trying this next week. Thanks!