This smaller Recipe for French Toast Casserole is incredibly easy and perfect for a cozy weekend breakfast, or can be scaled up for larger group or potluck dish. The maple streusel bread adds a little extra flavor. The French toast casserole is also great made with a cinnamon raisin or Brioche bread.
What you need:
- milk (preferable whole milk)
- vanilla extract
- brown sugar
- Maple Streusel or Raisin Bread
- cream cheese
- fresh raspberries
- medium green apple
Preheat oven to 350°F.
In a 2 cup measuring cup (or medium bowl), whisk together the eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon until well combined.
Evenly distribute the bread in a small baking dish.
Dot the cream cheese on top of the bread.
Pour the egg mixture over the bread making sure the bread is well coated.
Cover lightly with foil and bake for 45 minutes until lightly browned and center is fully cooked through. Use a cake tester or fork to make sure the middle is not runny.
Let cool for about 10 minutes then serve topped with fresh berries, or diced apples and powdered sugar or drizzled with maple syrup.
Prep to table in 1 hour 5 minutes.
Use a day old bread to avoid an overly soggy French toast. Leave the bread out overnight or if it’s a last minute breakfast decision, toast the bread lightly, just enough to dry it out a bit. This recipe is also amazing made with a thick cut Brioche bread.
When pouring the egg and milk mixture over the bread, use just enough to coat the bread, you might have a little extra unused or you can also add more bread.
All the other ingredients are mixed up in a measuring cup. Working in small kitchen I try to use as few prep bowls and utensils as possible.
The added cream cheese and berries makes for a great holiday morning breakfast. The recipe can be scaled up for a potluck and is freezer friendly. Pop a slice in microwave for a weekday treat.
Serve topped with fresh berries and powdered sugar or drizzled with maple syrup. For a heartier breakfast fry up a few slices of bacon and crumble on top before serving.
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