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.
Refrigerate Overnight, optional12hrs
Course: Breakfast, Casserole, Make Ahead Meals
Keyword: Cinnamon French Toast Bake
Cost: $2.00 a serving
Cutting board and knife
9 x 13 inch glass pan
Large mixing bowl
French Toast Ingredients
2Loaves Cinnamon Bread
8ozCream Cheeseroom temperature
1 ½cupHalf and Half
Crumble Mixture Ingredients
Fresh strawberries or other fruit
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.
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 saucepan.
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 uncovered 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.
Calories are approximate depending upon serving size and toppings. Cost per serving can vary based upon the price of ingredients. A 16-ounce container of strawberries is included in the average cost per serving. Tips
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 make the crumble topping.