French Toast Breakfast Bake

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There's just nothing like waking up on an early Saturday morning to the smell of freshly made french toast! But, if you've made French Toast before, you know how time consuming and messy the process can be. Have no fear - my French Toast Breakfast Bake is here! This quick and easy 'throw-it-all-together' breakfast casserole will leave your familiy begging for more!

Everything You'll Need...

  • About 1 Loaf of Bread (Texas Toast or Butter Bread works best!)

  • 8 Large Eggs

  • 2 cups Milk

  • 1/2 cup Real Maple Syrup

  • 1 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract

  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt

  • 2 Teaspoon Cinnamon

  • 1/2 Teaspoon Nutmeg

And For The Topping...

  • 1/2 Stick of Butter

  • 1/2 Cup Light Brown Sugar

  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon Cinnamon

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Things To Keep In Mind...

  • Using REAL Maple Syrup rather than a table syrup makes a difference in flavor - always use REAL Maple Syrup.

  • This recipe yields enough to serve a large family (a full 9x13 baking dish) Feel free to cut this recipe in half if serving a smaller crowd.

  • You can use any kind of bread you prefer, I have found best results with Texas Toast.

  • While resting time isn't a requirement, it is recommended in order for all of your bread to soak up that yummy mixture!

Let's Get Baking!

  1. Grab your favorite baking dish (9x13) and grease it well.

  2. Take your bread (that has been sliced into one inch cubes) and dump into baking dish into a mostly even layer.

  3. In a bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, syrup, vanilla, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg.

  4. Pour your egg mixture over the bread in your baking dish.

  5. Chilling your uncooked bake in the fridge overnight for 6-8 hours is reccomended, but if you're in a pinch, allow at least 30 mins of resting time.

  6. When you're about to bake, pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees.

  7. For the topping: use your fingertips to pinch and mix together butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon in a small bowl. Crumble over the top of casserole.

  8. Cover with foil and back for about 30 minutes. Then, uncover and continue to bake for about another 20 minutes.

  9. Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly. Serve warm with powedered sugar and maple syrup. Enjoy!

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Are you going to give this recipe a try? I would love to see how yours turns out! Make sure to snap a picture, and tag me on Instagram!

@TheSugarCreekJournal