This gluten free Instant Pot French Toast Casserole tastes like waking up to carrot cake for breakfast! It’s an easy, quick breakfast for any weekend!
PIN Instant Pot French Toast Casserole
Brunch! Brunch! Brunch! We want brunch!
Whether or not you prepared to have people show up at your door, begging for brunch or if they just appear out of nowhere, this sweet and tender little spicy-sweet, frosting drizzled carby casserole is about to save your life.
But first, liiike, H-O-L-Y WHOA, my internet friends. I knew you could make “normal” things in the instant pot like chili or instant pot tahini cashew curry, but FRENCH TOAST CASSEROLE?
No longer do we have to wait overnight for the French toast to sink into a bowl of milk and eggs so that it would take on the yummiest, creamiest and dreamiest texture, only to have to wait ANOTHER hour until we shove, stuff and CRAM it into our morning mouths.
Nope, nope nope! Instant pot French toast casserole requires ZERO soaking and UNDER 30 minutes to cook. Not kidding you.
The bread is pillowy-soft, eggy and tender and loaded with little specks of spicy cinnamon that dance across your tongue with sweet coconut sugar, juicy pineapple and these little flecks of wholesome carrots. Then, there is that drippy maple cream cheese drizzle that is just going to make you wonder why you haven’t put frosting on all the breakfasts of your life forever.
Ohhhhh and the crispy crunchy HALLELUJAH CHORUS that you will hear when your teeth sink into a toasty pecan. UGH. Everything is just going to make your inner texture-freak so excited about food.
It may not be carrot cake cupcakes or vegan gluten free dairy free carrot cake but this cinnamon French toast casserole has ALL the same carrot cake flavors vibrating all the way into your hungry, cake-for-breakfast loving BELLY.
And a belly filled with cake vibes is a SURE-fire way to TAKE ON your day.
The hardest part of making Instant Pot French Toast is to find a bowl that is both deep enough to fit all the beautiful bread, but not too wide so that it doesn’t actually fit into the Instant Pot. I used a small bowl and was able to fit half a loaf in, which is why the recipe calls for only half a loaf.
Get creative with the other half! Make some bread pudding! Make some fancy sandwiches for your lunch!
Or just make peanut butter toast. Your leftover bread. Your rules.
VERY key point though: make sure your bowl is heat proof. I had no idea if mine was. Google said it was, but I’m pretty sure both you and I know that Google, although helpful, can sometimes be VYR VRY wrong.
Definitely had visions of exploding instant pots dancing through my head as I VERYYYYYY nervously/cautiously threw on the lid, set the timer…
Then ran away to take shelter.
That part is a lie. But I WAS NERVOUS.
Of all the things Google could have been wrong about, I am glad that Pyrex bowls being heat proof was NOT one of them.
And you know that I am NOT WRONG when I tell you that icing covered bread for breakfast might just be everything you never knew you needed.
I also shared the carrot cake instant pot french toast recipe on Food Fanatic, so be sure to check it out there!
Other Recipes You Might Like:
Paleo Carrot Cake with Almond Flour
Gluten Free Dairy Free Carrot Cake Cheesecake
Easy Healthy Gluten Free Carrot Cake Muffins
FOR THIS RECIPE, I RECOMMEND:
WEIGHT WATCHERS POINTS PER SERVING: FREESTYLE POINTS: 15 POINTS+: 15. OLD POINTS: 10
(per 1/4 of the casserole. Could vary slightly based on the bread you use)
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