French Toast Casserole

by Nina | August 19, 2012 1:03 am

Yesterday was my Mom and my sister Ashley’s birthday so I decided to make an extra special birthday breakfast!  It’s pretty cool to have both of their birthdays on the same day…twice as much fun, right?  Also, my sister is home from college so it’s nice to be able to spend the day with her and my whole family.

I have to admit I’ve had this recipe for about a year but never had the occasion to make it until now.  However, now that I have tried it this will definitely be added to my normal breakfast rotation.  Super easy to make and it tastes just like french toast.  It’s also great to make if you cooking for more than 2 people but don’t want to have to make individual french toasts that can get cold while waiting.  This would be delicious with some fresh strawberries and warm maple syrup.

 

Yield: Serves 6

Ingredients

To make the french toast preheat oven to 350°F.  Lightly butter an 8×8 inch casserole dish.  Beat together eggs, milk, 2 tablespoons sugar, cinnamon, salt and vanilla. Set aside.  Cut each slice of bread into four cubes and line the bottom of the dish with one layer of bread making sure to fit as many cubes as possible without over crowding the bottom of the dish.  Pour 1/3 of of egg mixture over first layer of bread.  Place the remaining bread cubes on top, again making sure to make a complete layer.  Pour the remaining egg mixture evenly over bread.  Dot with butter and let stand for 10 minutes.

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Sprinkle remaining sugar over the top.  Bake in a preheated oven about 45 to 50 minutes, until top is golden.

 

Slightly adapted from: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/french-toast-casserole/

 

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