I have been planning this breakfast for weeks – but I kept forgetting to make it!  I don’t know why I put it off; this Chocolate French Toast Casserole was amazing.


Ingredients (for two servings):


  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup chocolate soymilk
  • 1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 5 – 6 slices of whole wheat bread (or gluten-free bread, as I used)
  • 1 very ripe banana
  • Topping: Greek yogurt (or syrup)




  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Grease a small 8 by 8 glass casserole dish.
  • Chop bread into 1/3 strips, as shown below.


  • In a small bowl, beat eggs, chocolate milk, and vanilla extract.   Dump in bread and toss with hands, thoroughly coating all the bread.  Mash banana with a fork and gently mix in.  Let stand for a few minutes.
  • Pour mixture into casserole dish, bake for 30 minutes, and remove.  Let cool for a minute or so, slice in half, and top with Greek yogurt.


Hello, my beauty.


I liked this casserole because it was a little crunchy in spots and a little soggy in other parts.  Kind of like real French toast!



  • Ashley O. @ The Vegetable Life August 3, 2011, 9:42 am

    Whenever you post french toast it makes me want to drop everything that I am currently doing and cook… a feast!

  • Holly @ The Runny Egg August 3, 2011, 9:44 am

    I love french toast casserole — although I think it is even better the next day reheated up — that way you don’t have the soggy center.

  • Freya August 3, 2011, 9:45 am

    Oohhh that looks good – I’m on a soggy-food kick at the moment 😀

  • DefineDiana August 3, 2011, 9:49 am

    This looks amazing. I think I have found my weekend breakfast!

  • Lindsey August 3, 2011, 9:49 am

    I have never thought to use chocolate milk for french toast before, but what a brilliant idea! I have to try this! And I even have some chocolate almond milk in my pantry 🙂

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat August 3, 2011, 9:49 am

    Ooooh this looks beautiful! I haven’t had french toast in ages, but it’s one of the very few foods that I don’t mind a little soggy!

  • Hillary August 3, 2011, 9:51 am

    Any excuse to eat chocolate for breakfast is A-OK with me. Yum.

  • Emily August 3, 2011, 9:51 am

    Looks awesome 🙂 What a great breakfast treat!

  • Angie August 3, 2011, 9:56 am

    That looks and sounds so good and very easy.
    I will add this to my list of recipes to try 🙂

  • Laura @ Backstage Pass to Health & Happiness August 3, 2011, 10:01 am

    Looks great! When do you add the banana? 🙂

    • CaitlinHTP August 3, 2011, 1:31 pm

      Edited the recipe. Sorry!

  • Lauren @ Lawfully Wedded Wife August 3, 2011, 10:01 am

    This looks awesome! My mom used to make a blueberry french toast casserole that was so delicious. Baking it makes it so yummy for some reason!

  • Khushboo August 3, 2011, 10:01 am

    Genius to use choco soy milk…i would have gone with natural soy milk+coco powder but this sounds SO much yummier~

  • Donna @ Life of a Happy Blonde August 3, 2011, 10:11 am

    Reminds me of bread pudding, a british fav 🙂
    Can’t wait to give this a try!!!

  • Ann August 3, 2011, 10:15 am

    Looks good, and so simple! I was craving french toast/pancakes this morning for second breakfast (pregnant girls get away with that sort of thing), but didn’t want to bother with messing up the kitchen. Toast, butter, mashed banana and syrup. Super ghetto, but did the trick!

    • BJD August 18, 2011, 1:45 pm

      Hahaha I just had my first baby, and I agree with you on second breakfast! I used to eat when I got up, and then about an hour after I got to work!! Loved 2nd breakfast 🙂

  • Kate (What Kate is Cooking) August 3, 2011, 10:16 am

    French toast is my favorite! I would totally add chocolate chips on top 🙂

  • Gina @ Running to the Kitchen August 3, 2011, 10:19 am

    Oh wow that looks good! Great idea. I don’t make french toast at home nearly enough!

  • Rachel @ The Perseverance Diaries August 3, 2011, 10:23 am

    ohhhhh myyy that looks heavenly, I wish I had that for breakfast this morning!

  • Aubrey S August 3, 2011, 10:29 am

    That looks way yummy!

  • Sarah@The Flying ONION August 3, 2011, 10:46 am

    LOVE French toast. Even better with chocolate. 😀

  • Jen August 3, 2011, 10:54 am

    I love this idea! Especially because it’s so easily GF. I bet the leftovers would be great cold, eaten straight out of the fridge. Or maybe I’m just weird. I like cold leftovers.

  • Mary @ Bites and Bliss August 3, 2011, 10:59 am

    I’m sold. This looks fantastic!

  • Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife August 3, 2011, 10:59 am

    mmm chocolate + french toast? I am THERE. 🙂

  • Hilliary @ Happily Ever Healthy August 3, 2011, 11:05 am

    Yum! This sounds fabulous!!

  • Sanjeeta kk August 3, 2011, 11:09 am

    Soy milk..banana..chocolate and a decadent French toast…how good a healthy breakfast could be! Love this recipe.

  • Allie August 3, 2011, 11:26 am

    I love when french toast is soggy and crunchy at the same time. Yum 🙂

  • Jeanelle @ Glocal Girl August 3, 2011, 11:26 am

    AMAZING… what a great idea!!! This is on the agenda for Sunday morning.

  • Jessica August 3, 2011, 11:53 am

    Looks so good! I want to make it Caitlin! But what do you do with the banana?

    • CaitlinHTP August 3, 2011, 1:33 pm

      Sorry I edited the recipe to add that in!!!

  • Ash @ Good Taste Healthy Me August 3, 2011, 12:05 pm

    OMG this looks amazing! French toast is one of the best breakfasts ever.

  • Erika @ The Teenage Taste August 3, 2011, 12:30 pm

    Honestly, I think I enjoy French Toast casseroles 10x more than regular French Toast! It’s just so much yummier! Haha. I love how you added chocolate too! Chocolate makes everything taste better! 😛

  • Parita @ myinnershakti August 3, 2011, 12:31 pm

    Kinda reminds me of bread pudding! YUM!

  • Suzanne August 3, 2011, 12:41 pm

    wow! That looks and sounds great! Thank you

  • Tammy @ Palm Trees and Manatees August 3, 2011, 12:44 pm

    French toast is one of my all-time favorite breakfasts . . . what a nice-looking chocolate version! Bet this would be great with challah bread.

  • Kristin @ eat healthy. be happy. live well August 3, 2011, 12:48 pm

    Yummy!! I love french toast! Next time I have some GF bread, I’ll be making this 🙂

  • Morgan @ Endorphaholic August 3, 2011, 3:00 pm

    YUMMM! What GF bread do you use?

  • G August 3, 2011, 3:11 pm

    Oh wow, this is happening this weekend!!! Yuummm…..

  • G August 3, 2011, 3:11 pm

    Oh wow, this is happening this weekend!!! Yuummm…..

  • Yolie @ Practising Wellness August 3, 2011, 5:02 pm

    One word. Genius. lol! 😉 xyx

  • sarah k. @ the pajama chef August 3, 2011, 5:41 pm

    looks fantastic! can’t wait to try it….maybe as a post-long run breakfast on saturday? 🙂

  • Laura August 3, 2011, 6:17 pm

    that looks so yummy!

  • Jen @familyfoodfitnessandfun August 3, 2011, 6:57 pm

    Mmmm….I love French toast. My kids would love this too. Thanks for sharing!

  • cj weaber @ http://cjh002.wordpress.com August 3, 2011, 7:31 pm

    I always love your breakfast recipes! Thank you for helping me start my day so sweet!

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin August 3, 2011, 8:25 pm

    I kind of want to make this and then drench it in chocolate syrup… is that wrong? 😛

  • Luv What You Do August 3, 2011, 11:53 pm

    The bread looks amazing! Can’t believe it is gluten free…what brand?

    • Caitlin August 4, 2011, 8:46 am

      Udis! Love it.

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