Sunday Morning Treat - Baked French Toast

Happy Sunday! This weekend, Sean's best friend and his wife came into town and stayed with us. I'm sure y'all can guess that I love to entertain and I wanted to have a delicious breakfast for our guests. I have baked this recipe before and had it for our Easter brunch we had with our friends earlier this year. What is more perfect than the smell of a baking french toast casserole in your oven on a Sunday morning? This recipe actually is made the day before so all you need to do in the morning is turn on the oven and let it bake and then breakfast is served! You can serve this yummy breakfast delight with a side of fruit, eggs, bacon or sausage and in my household there is ALWAYS coffee! Enjoy your day!

Baked French Toast Casserole
First, gather your ingredients. You need one loaf of french bread of challah, 1 cup of milk, 2 cups of half and half, 8 eggs, 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg, 2 tablespoons of sugar, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla. I didn't have vanilla so I put in a dash of almond extract to add something extra ;-)


In a 13X9 baking dish, butter it.
Slice up the french bread, and arrange it in two layer in your baking dish.




 In a bowl, combine the eggs, the milk, the half and half, sugar, nutmeg, cinnamon and vanilla extract.





Mix all these ingredients together until the liquid is foamy and bubbly. Then pour the entire contents over the bread, making sure it is evenly covered with the egg mixture.



Then cover the dish, pop it in the refrigerator overnight. The next morning, turn on the oven to 350 degrees. Put the french toast casserole in the oven for about 40 minutes or until it is golden and puffy, then take it over, cut into pieces, pour some maple syrup over it, eat and enjoy!

24 comments:

Raquel said...

Yummmm this looks so good!

Kathleen said...

YUM! I love breakfast foods and this looks amazing! :)
PS. So jealous of the blogger meet up your planning! Totally wish I could be there! :)

ashley said...

wow meg that looks delicious!! we love french toast so i will be trying this one out :)

Becca {A Blonde's Logic} said...

How interesting! Such a great idea! :)

Becca
http://blondeslogic.blogspot.com

Mandee said...

that looks so good and easy!! I love trying new breakfast recipes--I even do my weekend breakfast series on my blog. This week we went out to eat though, but I'll have to think about trying this french toast casserole. thank you!

Jess said...

Yum! I love french toast! One time I had creme brulee french toast, it was like a piece of cake soaked in the egg wash! Sooo amazing!

Alisha said...

YUM! Looks delicious! Always looking for new breakfast recipes. Thanks, Meg!!

xoxo
Happy weekend!

Gwen Edwards said...

Great minds think alike, just did a similar recipe last month: http://saturdayswithmaggy.blogspot.com/2011/08/french-toast-casserole.html

Hope you are having a great weekend!

REBrown said...

Looks so good and easy too!

Lauren said...

i'm thinking that sounds good right about now!

TaraMixandMatch said...

This sounds amazing...I definitely need to try this sometime!

Allison said...

Yum...looks great! You sound like the perfect hostess. :)

Simply LKJ said...

Yum! I will have to try this version. I tried making another I saw on a blog, but it was a huge flop!!!

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said...

Awww, french toast is to die for! I love the fact that you can make this the day before. Keeping in mind next time we have guest.

natasha {schue love} said...

OH yummm! This looks and sounds delish!

t said...

Sounds good!

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BeckyJo606 said...

This looks so delicious! And, I think you are so sweet to have cooked up a fun recipe for your guests. I know they felt special! :)

Laura said...

Mmm yummy!!! Baked french toasts are the best...so convenient to just pop them in the oven the next morning huh?! And your list of great fall things is awesome!!

Bravoe Runway said...

I can't wait to try this the next time I go to visit my parents and my brother comes back too! This looks amazing and no range required! I can't wait to try this, thank you for sharing!

amy grace said...

Yum!! I love baked french toast!!!

Megan said...

OH MY YUM!!!! Thanks for sharing!

Nichole said...

OMG this looks so good! Printing and taking home! xoxox

Emma Frances said...

This looks so good and so easy! Definitely making this fall/winter time!! :]

Mallory said...

YUM! I definitely want to try this! French toast is my fav!