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Cinnamon French Toast Bake

Make-ahead Cinnamon French Toast Bake topped with fresh Strawberries is a wonderful way to start the day. You can bake the casserole the prior night and reheat individual portions in the microwave. Transfer the french toast to a serving plate and top with berries and a dash of powdered sugar. A delicious, hot breakfast is ready in minutes.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Refrigerate Overnight, optional12 hrs
Course: Breakfast, Make Ahead Meals
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cinnamon French Toast Bake
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 380kcal
Author: Bernice

Ingredients

French Toast Ingredients

  • 2 Loaves Cinnamon Bread
  • 8 oz Cream Cheese room temperature
  • 6 Eggs
  • 1 ½ cup Half and Half
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 1/8 tsp Nutmeg
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon

Crumble Mixture Ingredients

  • ¾ cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 cup Pecans chopped
  • 6 tbsp Butter melted
  • 2 tbsp Maple Syrup

Toppings Ingredients

  • Fresh strawberries or other fruit
  • Powdered sugar
  • Maple sugar

Instructions

Casserole Preparation

  • Spray a 9 x 13 inch glass pan.
  • Using a knife, remove the crust from the bread slices.
  • Spread softened cream cheese on one slice of bread then top with a second slice of bread.
  • Cut each sandwich into four cubes.
  • In a large mixing bowl whisk together eggs, milk, half and half, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg until well blended.
  • Dip bread cubes into milk mixture until moist. Place in the prepared pan making two layers. Pour any remaining liquid over bread. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

Final Preparation

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and remove glass pan from the refrigerator.
  • At this time prepare your crumble mixture.
  • Melt the butter in a small pan.
  • Stir in the brown sugar until melted.
  • Add the Maple Syrup and then chopped pecans.
  • Place the crumble mixture evenly over the french toast.
  • Bake about 40-minutes or until a knife comes out relatively clean.
  • Add any additional toppings when you plate it for breakfast!
  • Refrigerate or freeze any leftovers.

Notes

Calories are approximate depending upon serving size and toppings. The casserole can be assembled the night before and stored in the refrigerator. The next day take it out of the refrigerator while the oven is preheating and making the crumble topping.