This easy French toast casserole is easy and cream cheesy. Top it with mounds of cinnamon and syrup and we are well on our way to the best breakfast ever…in one hour.
I think this earbud magic is finally going to break me out of this weird anti-running funk I’ve been in for the last 3…..years. #oops
I’ve always been resistant to wearing earbuds in public. It stems from my college days, when no one could even make it to their next class without their earbud fix. I’m scarred from one too many unrequited cheerful hellos.
Well he was right, as usual. Brother knows best, right? This Cream Cheese French Toast Casserole has 8 eggs so it almost has a custard texture to it. I love it served with fresh fruit and lots of maple syrup. This would be a great breakfast to make for Dad for Father’s Day this Sunday! ( I seriously think I might just make it again. And then go running. Blasting music in my ears while I yell at the neighbors.)
Cream Cheese French Toast CasseroleServes 12 adjust servings
- 8 eggs
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 and 1/2 cups whole milk
- 2/3 cup cream
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 cup salted butter, melted (1 stick)
- 12 ounces (about 10 cups) french bread, cubed into bite-size pieces
- 8 ounces cream cheese, cubed into 1/2 inch pieces
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 350 F.
- In a large bowl or stand mixer, whisk together eggs, sugar, whole milk, cream, maple syrup, and vanilla. Whisk for about a minute or two.
- In a separate bowl, microwave 1/2 cup butter until melted, about 30 seconds. Add the butter to the egg mixture and whisk thoroughly, another 1 or 2 minutes.
- Spray a 9x13 inch casserole dish with nonstick spray. Spread half of the bread over the bottom of the dish, then sprinkle half of the cream cheese chunks over the top. Add the rest of the bread, then sprinkle with the remaining cream cheese.
- Pour the egg mixture evenly over the top of the pan, making sure to get all of the bread wet.
- Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon cinnamon (I used a mesh strainer to make it more even.)
- Cover the dish with foil.
- Bake at 350 F for 35 minutes.
- Remove the foil from the pan and bake for another 10 minutes.
- Let cool for a few minutes, then serve with maple syrup and fresh fruit.
by The Food Charlatan
Source: Charlotte Openshaw (a friend of my brother’s)
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