“The Panaderia” and French Toast Casserole with Chia Seeds

 French Toast Casserole with Chia Seeds | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

French Toast Casserole with Chia Seeds

Prep Time: 2 hours, 15 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 3 hours

Number of servings: 8

Per Serving 326 calories

Fat 11 g

Carbs 44 g

Protein 12 g


French Toast Casserole with Chia Seeds

Weight Watchers PointsPlus®: 8

*Nutritional value may vary depending upon which ingredients are used.

*PointsPlus® calculated by Famished Fish and in no way endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.


  • 1 loaf french bread
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup egg nog
  • 1/4 cup nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 5 eggs
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, divided
  • 3 Tb chia seeds
  • 2 Tb butter
  • 1 tsp cardamom
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon


  1. Spray a 4 quart casserole dish with cooking spray. Slice the french bread into 1 inch slices.
  2. Combine the chia seeds, butter and 1/4 cup brown sugar. Spread half of the mixture on the bottom of the sprayed dish.
  3. Place one layer of bread in the bottom over the chia seed mixture and spread the other half of the chia seed mixture over the bread slices.
  4. Top with a second layer of bread.
  5. In a large bowl whisk together the milk, eggnog, greek yogurt, remaining brown sugar, eggs. and spices. Pour over the bread layers, cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours or overnight.
  6. When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350F. Cover and bake for 35 minutes. Remove the foil or lid and bake 10 minutes more.
  7. Dust with powdered sugar and drizzle with warm maple syrup. Refrigerate leftovers up to one week.