French Toast Casserole Recipe

French Toast Casserole Recipe

French Toast Casserole






French Toast Casserole Recipe
Recipe type: Casserole, Breakfast
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Serves: 8
 
Ingredients
  • Casserole
  • 1 loaf challah or French bread (1 lb), cut into 1-inch slices
  • 8 eggs
  • 2 cups whole, low-fat (2%) or soy milk
  • 1 cup half-and-half
  • 4 teaspoons packed light brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Topping
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into small cubes
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ½ cup chopped pecans
  • Maple-flavored or real maple syrup, if desired
Instructions
  1. Butter bottom only of 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish. Place bread slices in 2 rows, overlapping each other on an angle, in baking dish.
  2. In large bowl, beat eggs, milk, half-and-half, brown sugar, salt, ¼ teaspoon cinnamon, the nutmeg and vanilla until thoroughly combined. Carefully pour mixture over slices, making sure each slice is completely coated. Cover baking dish with foil or plastic wrap; refrigerate 8 hours or overnight.
  3. At serving time, heat oven to 350°F. Uncover baking dish; sprinkle butter, granulated sugar, 2 teaspoons cinnamon and the pecans over bread.
  4. Bake 40 minutes or until golden brown. Serve with maple syrup.
Notes
Add a few tablespoons of chocolate chips and shredded coconut to the toppings for extra decadence. Powdered sugar can be substituted for the maple syrup as a topping.

 

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