Friday, November 8, 2013

Cinnamon Baked French Toast

Cinnamon Baked French Toast

Serves 8.

Decadently delicious.  Make this lighter by using Egg Beaters in place of the eggs.  Still won't be health food, but it will help lessen the blow a little bit without sacrificing much taste.
Adapted from: Lovin' From the Oven

2 loaves stale bread
1/2 to 3/4 cup sugar
12 large eggs
3 cups milk
3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
2 T. vanilla
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 t. cinnamon
1/4 t. salt
1 stick cold butter, cubed

Grease a deep 9x13 pan.  If your 9x13 is on the shallower end, you may also need a 8x8 square pan.

Tear the bread into chunks and place them into the greased pan.  Sprinkle evenly with sugar.

Mix together the eggs, milk, cream, and vanilla.  Pour the mixture evenly over the bread and sugar.  Cover and refrigerate overnight.

In another bowl, mix together the flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt.  Add the butter and mix until the batter comes somewhat together, like little pebbles.  Store in a plastic bag in the fridge.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Take french toast pan and sprinkle crumb mixture on top.  Bake for 60-70 minutes.  Serve with maple syrup.

1 comment:

  1. Looks so good! I usually make a bread pudding to bring for dessert on Christmas.... maybe I'll try this recipe this year. I think it would make a good dessert, especially with a caramel or custard sauce.