Pressure cooker french toast casserole is a delicious breakfast, made in the Instant Pot or oven. You’ll love the crunchy, sweet streusel topping!
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The line of waiting patrons hugs the building, wrapping around the block. Seasoned locals and curious tourists stand together, eager to enjoy some of Nashville’s finest breakfast.
Nobody questions the length of the line or complains about the wait. This is understood as a normal part of local culture.
The Pancake Pantry is a Nashville institution, and it’s not hard to see why. Their extensive list of delicious pancakes is enough to make anyone swoon.
But more often that not, I don’t order the pancakes. That’s because I discovered their french toast.
It’s perfect in every way–lightly crispy on the outside but soft and pillowy on the inside. It’s not overly sweet, which allows the syrup to accentuate its decadence.
French toast has always been a favorite breakfast of mine. Whether it’s the basic sandwich-bread-dipped-in-eggs variety of my childhood, or a dressed-up version from the Pancake Pantry, there’s something about its sweetness that is an inviting way to begin the day.
Several years ago, I began making baked french toast as a delicious breakfast option for my family for weekends or special occasions. I really liked how I could assemble it the night before and then bake it in the morning, saving precious moments for sleep. I love to top it with some streusel for a bit of added crunch, then drizzle it with some warm syrup.
Recently, I decided to try making a version in my Instant Pot. It worked wonderfully! When tweaking a recipe like this for the pressure cooker, it’s important to consider how much liquid you’re using, since there isn’t nearly as much evaporation as there is when cooking in a dry oven.
The resulting pressure cooker french toast was a soft and sweet casserole, which I topped with streusel and popped in the oven for a few minutes to crisp up. So yummy!
Today I’m sharing the recipe for this pressure cooker french toast–and just in case you don’t have an Instant Pot (what are you waiting for? 😉), I’m also including directions for you to prepare this in an oven.
The best part? You don’t even have to wait in line for it!
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How to Make Pressure Cooker French Toast Casserole
- Instant Pot (I have the DUO60 model, but there are several options) or another electric pressure cooker
- Baking dish to fit into your Instant Pot (I used this cheesecake pan)
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