Sweet and delicious Overnight Bagel French Toast is an easy and tasty breakfast or brunch dish that you’ll look forward to waking up to! The delicious maple cream cheese glaze is pure perfection.

overnight bagel French toast in a white baking dish with maple cream cheese glaze

Mornings don’t get any better than this! Wake up to a delicious and easy overnight bagel French toast casserole and make everyone happy.

bagel French toast casserole.

I love using sweet bagels to make this simple recipe. It also solves the question of what to do with leftover bagels?! You can use whatever sweet bagels you have on hand, or even just use plain bagels. 

In this recipe, I used leftover Thomas’ Maple French Toast Bagels that I found at Costco. But you can easily substitute cinnamon raisin bagels, blueberry bagels, whatever you have, as long as it’s not savory.

Moreover, making this recipe is a breeze! Follow the simple recipe instructions below and wake up to a delicious breakfast casserole that everyone will love. Make this dish the night before or up to 3-4 hours in advance. So easy and goof proof, you’re going to love it!

Overnight Bagel French Toast Casserole

Firstly, spray a cooking dish with nonstick spray and add in half a dozen diced bagels. Next, in a large bowl, whisk together the custard topping and pour over the bagels, pushing down to coat. Cover with foil and refrigerate.

cut bagels in a baking dish.

In the morning, uncover the casserole and bake for 30-35 minutes or until custard is set.

dish puffed and golden fresh from the oven.

Finally, and most importantly, make the delicious maple glaze frosting. Beat together the cream cheese, powdered sugar, maple syrup, and milk. Pour over the Overnight Bagel French Toast Casserole and serve with warm maple syrup.

overnight bagel French toast casserole with a cream cheese maple glaze poured overtop.

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overnight bagel French toast in a white baking dish with maple cream cheese glaze

Overnight Bagel French Toast Casserole

This delicious and easy to make sweet breakfast casserole is perfect for brunches or special get togethers. 
4.94 from 33 votes
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Overnight Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 40 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 471kcal
Cost: 12


  • 6 sweet bagels such as maple, cinnamon raisin, or blueberry
  • 5 large eggs
  • 2 cups milk 2% or whole
  • ¼ cup butter, melted
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Glaze Topping

  • 2 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon milk


  • Coat a 9 x 13 baking dish or casserole dish with cooking spray. Cut the bagels into bite-sized pieces and place in baking dish. 
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, melted butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, vanilla, and salt. Pour the mixture over the bagels and press down gently to soak all of the pieces. Cover and refrigerate overnight or for at least 4 hours. 
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake, uncovered, for 30-35 minutes until the custard has set in the middle.
  • While baking, make the glaze topping by whisking all glaze ingredients together in a small bowl, adding up to an additional tablespoon of milk if needed to made glaze pourable. Drizzle over the baked bagels. Serve with warm maple syrup. 



This dish is a great make-ahead recipe. It can also be made the same day, just let the bagels soak in the custard for at least 3-4 hours before baking. 


Calories: 471kcal | Carbohydrates: 70g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 146mg | Sodium: 643mg | Potassium: 267mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 545IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 142mg | Iron: 2mg
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  1. 5 stars
    Excellent dish so old world! I used to make it for years.. Various ways

    The principal is the same..just absolutely delicious and thrifty!

    Something my Grandma introduced me to. Then passed on to my Mom and me…and IAM not Italian…lol

    Thank you Angela!!

  2. 5 stars
    Delicious! I used blueberry bagels and added fresh blueberries on top before baking (gently pushed into bagels.) Will definitely be making again, keeping mind for Christmas.

      1. I just want to say that your directions are different from the video. The vanilla and maple syrup are switched.

    1. 4 stars
      I made this today and it was really good! My family loved it. I just want to mention what I did differently in case anybody else has the same tastes as us. We really don’t like soggy french toast. I’ve tried the overnight soak and it’s just too soggy and wet for us. I didn’t soak it at all this time. I just poured the egg mixture on, stirred to coat all the pieces, and put it straight in the oven. I baked it for 40 minutes. It was perfect! The egg mixture soaks all the way through every piece, but it wasn’t soggy and mushy. I’ll be making this again!

  3. 5 stars
    Super good! Used cinn raisin bagels, so only added 1tsp cinnamon. Did everything else as directed. Nothing was too dry and it baked up moist.
    Made it last night and popped it in this morning. Saving this recipe!

  4. 4 stars
    Made this last night and baked it this morning. Everyone really liked it. I only did 4 stars because there wasn’t enough liquid in the recipe for the bagels and it would have been too dry. I added 50% more liquid (7 and a half eggs and 3 cups of milk total, instead of 5 eggs/2 cups milk) and it came out nice and dense/moist instead of dry. I also upped the cinnamon and vanilla since I used plain bagels. If I make this again, I might try putting dollops of cream cheese in the bread before baking and maybe a brown sugar streusel on top.

  5. 5 stars
    I loved this recipe. I changed some ingredients due to being locked down.

    I used an evaporated milk and half cup of almond milk, omitted the maple syrup because didn’t have any, added blueberries. For the glaze i used honey instead of maple syrup and almond milk.

    It was delicious and not overly sweet. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

    1. 5 stars
      This recipe was easy to make and delicious!!! The cream cheese topping adds a real something extra! I made this for everyday breakfast, but definitely has enough wow factor to make
      For a nice brunch!

  6. 5 stars
    The casserole ingredients include 1/4 cup maple syrup, but the syrup isn’t listed in step 2. I watched the video and saw it should be, so no worries, just wanted to point it out. Thanks for the recipe!

      1. I noticed that the maple syrup still isn’t included in step 2. Also
        I just made this and it’s soaking in the fridge right now, so I don’t know how it tastes yet, but I’ll rate it once I do.

  7. 5 stars
    Yum! Such a delicious use for bagels and I love that it can be made ahead of time! This casserole sounds absolutely incredible with that maple cream cheese glaze.