This extremely flavorful cookie butter French toast casserole was made for your next brunch menu. This easy recipe is made with thick bread slices swimming in cookie butter French toast batter, which has been baked until golden brown and drizzled with pure maple syrup.
I used to think that Nutella was the most addicting thing my pantry held in a jar… that is until cookie butter came to town. If you haven’t tried cookie butter, allow me to explain. Say hello to spreadable cookies.
It basically tastes like the most delicious shortbread spiced cookie you’ve ever had that has been blended up into a creamy peanut butter-like texture and basically melts in your mouth.
It’s rich, aromatic and tastes good on anything or nothing (I can eat it by the spoonful). It’s a cross between peanut butter and soft cookie dough. You can find the Speculoos brand at most grocery stores and Trader Joes also has an amazing version.
Honestly, I love it literally just by the spoonful after dinner. I’ve put it in cookies recipes, melted onto vanilla ice cream, and snuck into the center of fudgy brownies and most recently in today’s French toast recipe!
I love this recipe because of how decadent, yet simple it is.
This is a ‘French toast bake’, which means you won’t spend any time slaving over the stove-flipping slice after slice. A casserole type of French toast is great if you’re having people over for brunch and need something that comes together quickly.