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Overnight Waffle Breakfast Casserole with Brown Sugar Pecan Sauce - this easy breakfast casserole makes a holiday breakfast easy to prepare!

Overnight Waffle Breakfast Casserole

  • Author: Melissa Riker
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Total Time: 9 hours 5 minutes
  • Yield: 10 1x
  • Category: breakfast
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: American


Overnight Waffle Casserole with Brown Sugar pecan Sauce is the perfect weekend breakfast recipe, and special enough for holidays like Christmas! 


  • 12 thick frozen waffles
  • 8 large eggs
  • 2 cups whole milk or half and half
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • pinch salt
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup chopped pecans


  1. Prepare a 9x13 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Using a toaster, toast 12 frozen waffles.

  3. In a medium bowl, use a hand mixer to blend eggs, milk (or half & half), vanilla extract, cinnamon, syrup and salt.
  4. Dip each toasted waffle into the egg mixture and layer the waffles in the baking dish. Pour the remaining egg mixture over the waffles, cover the baking dish with foil and refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.
  5. When you are ready to baking the casserole, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  6. Leave the casserole covered with foil and bake for 30 minutes.
  7. Remove the foil and bake the waffle casserole for another 20-30 minutes until the waffles are fully baked (meaning they are not jiggly and there is no wet egg mixture) and the edges of the waffles are golden brown and toasted.
  8. After you remove the foil and continue baking, make the brown sugar pecan sauce: Combine the butter, brown sugar, vanilla, cinnamon and pecans in a small sauce pan over medium heat. Stir frequently until the butter is melted and the brown sugar is dissolved. Reduce heat to low and simmer the brown sugar pecan sauce until the waffle casserole has finished baking.
  9. Cut the casserole into 10 servings and drizzle with brown sugar pecan sauce.

Keywords: waffle casserole, breakfast casserole