One of my favorite breakfast meals growing up was French Toast. I’m sure it was because of the sugary sweetness in French Toast, so it felt a little rebellious to have dessert first thing in the morning. As an “adult” I still have a love for French toast, but like to mix it up from time to time so I don’t bore myself of my breakfast staple. This French Toast casserole recipe takes minimal effort but delivers maximum flavor.
– 1/2 loaf (1/2 lb.) whole wheat French bread
– 4 eggs
– 1 1/2 cups almond milk
– 2 tsp. granulated sugar
– 2 tsp. brown sugar
– 1 tsp. vanilla extract
– 1/4 tsp. salt
– 2 tbsp. butter, cut into cubes
– 1 1/2 tbsp. granulated sugar
– 1/2 tbsp. brown sugar
– 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
– 1 tsp. nutmeg
– maple syrup, optional
Prep time: 10 mins – Chill time: Overnight (at least 8 hours) – Bake time: 45 mins
1. Cut bread into 1 inch cubes. Spread evenly into a 9″ x 13″ baking pan.
2. In a large bowl, whisk eggs, milk, sugar, brown sugar, vanilla, and salt. Pour egg mixture over bread.
4. Cover and refrigerate overnight – or at least 8 hours. After chilling, remove pan from fridge and let it sit for 30 minutes.
5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a small bowl, combine cinnamon, nutmeg, sugar, & brown sugar until well mixed.
6. Spread butter cubes on top of mixture, then drizzle with syrup (optional). Lastly, sprinkle with cinnamon sugar mixture. Bake for 45 – 50 minutes, until golden brown.
7. Remove from oven, let stand for 5 minutes, & enjoy your French Toast casserole!