Prep 5 mins
Cook 45 mins
This fabulous french toast bake is simple to make, saves tons of time and isn't loaded with waist enhancers! It's a great everyday staple, we often cut it in half to use up partial loaves of bread that go stale. The original recipe came from Quick Cooking, we modified it slightly but we still love the cinnamonny goodness!
- 10 cups stale bread, cubed
- 8 eggs
- 3 cups milk
- 2 -3 tablespoons sugar (I omit if using a sweet bread)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3⁄4 teaspoon salt (optional)
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon (omit if using cinnamon bread)
- Place bread cubes in a greased 13x9 in baking dish.
- Beat eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla, sugar, cinnamon and salt if using.
- Pour mixture evenly over bread cubes.
- Press down slightly on bread to even out in pan, cover and refrigerate 8 hours or overnight.
- Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. (Original recipe called for dotting with 2T. butter, and a cinnamon-sugar topping I omit this, adding all the cinnamon and some sugar to the egg mixture).
- Cover and bake at 350 for 45-50 minutes or until knife inserted near center comes out clean. Let stand 5 minutes.
- Serve with syrup if desired.
Hm. Sorry, but this just wasn't very flavorful. Followed directions exactly and it was okay, but nothing special.
This is exactly what I was looking for! My mom makes one similar, but hers uses loads of half and half and butter, and it turns out sort of soggy. This was absolutely perfect, and it proved that you don't need to make it with lots of fatty ingredients! I wasn't sure what temperature to set the oven for, so I looked at similar recipes and I decided to put the casserole in at 350F for a half hour covered, then took off the foil and baked for an additional 20 min. It turned out wonderfully. I sprinkled powdered sugar down over the top before serving. Thank you so much, Diane!