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French Toast Bake

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Ingredients

1 loaf of Bread (I used Challah)
4 Eggs
2 cup Milk
1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
1/4 cup Sugar/Honey/Maple Syrup
1/2 tsp Salt (I use Kosher)
Optional Toppings
1/2 cup (or more) Blueberries (or any other berry)
Powdered Sugar
Maple Syrup

French Toast Bake

Perfect for Christmas Morning!

Features:
    • 60 minutes
    • Serves 6
    • Medium

    Directions

    Who is excited for Christmas? I sure am and already know exactly what I want to fill my tummy with while we open up our presents! Actually, we open our gifts on Christmas Eve…it’s the German tradition, however, I am still planning on making this Christmas Morning French Toast Bake on the 25th! This recipe is perfect for christmas morning, as you can make it the night before, leave it in the fridge overnight then simply stick it into the oven once you wake up and it bakes as everyone opens up gifts and sips on coffee…or in my case, green juice!

    Steps

    1
    Done

    Cut The Bread

    First, cut your bread into thick(ish) slices and see how many you can fit into your baking dish. I prefer using an oval shaped dish and just do one row of slices.

    2
    Done

    Make The Custard

    Grab a large bowl, crack in the eggs and whisk well, whisk until light yellow and slightly frothy. Next, add the milk, cinnamon, sugar (or honey or maple syrup) and salt. Whisk again until combined and lump free.

    3
    Done

    Soak The Bread Slices and Arrange

    Dip each bread slice in the custard then transfer to your baking dish. Once the baking dish is filled, pour the remaining custard over the top.

    4
    Done

    Allow The Bread To Soak Up The Liquid

    Cover the dish with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or up to overnight (8 hours). This is why this dish is perfect for Christmas morning!

    5
    Done

    Bake

    After the bread has soaked in the liquid, remove the plastic wrap and add some blueberries (the more the better in my opinion).

    Bake the french toast bake (uncovered) in a preheated 350F oven for 45-55 minutes.

    Top the french toast bake with maple syrup and/or powered sugar as well as more berries or nuts if desired.

    Joni

    Hi guys, so glad you are here! My food blog is about healthy, colorful, and easy recipes. I grew up in Germany and have been in the states for over 12 years now. Currently, I am living in sunny Miami, FL! Please leave me a comment if you have questions or recipe requests and also follow me on Instagram and Twitter via @foodbyjonister. Happy cooking and eating!

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