Monday, September 23, 2013

Recipe - french toast casserole


 
I made this this morning because I wanted to use the rest of our bread and I wanted something easy that I could just pop in the oven. It was so yummy and delicious, I will definitely be making it again! The original recipe was found here, but I did change it up a bit. Per usual.
 
Ingredients
1/2 cup melted butter
1 cup brown sugar
12 slices of bread
4 eggs
1 1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
Cinnamon, to taste

Directions
1) Melt butter in microwave, stir in brown sugar.
2) Pour butter/sugar mix into bottom of 9x13 pan and spread around evenly.
3) Beat eggs, milk, vanilla and cinnamon.
4) Lay single layer of toast in pan (6 slices).
5) Spoon half of egg mixture on bread layer.
6) Add second layer of toast.
7) Spoon on remaining egg mixture.
8) Cover and bake at 350 for 45 minutes (uncover for last 15 minutes)
9) Sprinkle with powdered sugar and ENJOY!
 
You could easily add some pumpkin pie spice or pumpkin puree to "fall" it up, too. We'll definitely do that soon!
 
Yum Yum!

21 comments:

  1. Is it toast you use or bread? It says both so I'm a little confused

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    1. Sorry for the confusion! You use bread, just plain ole sandwich bread. I hope that helps!

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  2. I made this today, very yummy. The kids liked it and called it monkey french toast, because it tastes similar to monkey bread. I will make it again, but I will use a baking sheet and do a single layer. Thank you for introducing us to your recipe!

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  3. are you using salted butter or unsalted? and the brown sugar is it dark brown or light Brown

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    1. Unsalted butter and light brown sugar. Cheers!

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  4. Thank you so much for this! I'm about 8 months pregnant, so standing in the kitchen for very long in the morning is not an option right now. This morning I got up, and immediately got this put together and in the oven (with only a little help from my hubby) and it only took a couple minutes. It smells wonderful and I'm sure my family will love it!

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    1. How Much Cinnamon did you use?

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  5. It doesn't say how much cinnamon to use? It just says "to taste", so how do I know how much to use? Hoping to make tonight if I can get a answer...thank you!

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    1. Does anyone have a asap answer???????????

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    2. You can see in the picture where I sprinkle the cinnamon. It's hard to judge how much I used- maybe a tbsp total?

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  6. Ok... I made it this morning just step by step but very gooey in the middle. So no one wanted to eat it. Is it suppose to be gooey and dough in the middle of hard and crunchy.

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    1. Mines usually a bit softer than traditional French toast, but not gooey. Did you uncover it at the end? Maybe try uncovering it for longer time?

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  7. Do we have to butter the pan so it doesn't stick?

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    1. You pour a butter/sugar mixture on the bottom, which does help with sticking. I've never had issues with sticking though.

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  8. Did someone try with a baking sheet and a single layer of bread? How'd that turn out as far as crunchy or gooey?

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  9. Wondering about a single layer as well. Has anyone tried that? If so did you cook for the same amount of time and temperature?

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  10. What do you cover it with?

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  11. LOVE It!!!!!
    I made it to, check it out: http://jaseyjade.blogspot.com/2014/05/mothers-day-french-toast-casserole.html

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    1. Glad you liked the recipe, and I love the pineapple addition. Thanks for sharing!

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  12. I bet you could assemble this at nite..refrigerate..bake a bit longer in the morning.

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  13. I made this with cinnamon raisin bread cut into pieces. It is a favorite "breakfast" dinner.

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