I was at Walmart the other day and they had a bunch of discounted French Bread (.50 a loaf!) and you know what that means at my house? French Toast! 🙂
I decided to try out this new recipe and it turned out fabulous. I will be saving it for weekends to come. I love bread pudding and this was quite close. Right in between a breakfast and dessert.
I first saw this on http://www.rachaelray.com/ but changed the recipe a bit since we are trying to cutback on our sugar and milk intake and I did not want to make a whole pan. So…here is my take on this recipe.
Simple French Toast Cassarole
- 1/2 loaf stale bread (I used French Bread)
- 3 eggs Whole
- 3/4 cup almond milk
- 1/4 cup half and half
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 TB Vanilla
- 1/4 cup flour
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- dash of salt
- 4 TB butter, cubed
Preheat over to 350. Spray a 9×9 baking dish with non stick spray.
Tear or cut your bread into small chunks and place them in your baking dish.
Mix together the eggs, almond milk, cream, sugar and vanilla. Pour over the top of the bread. I like to press the bread down so that all of the bread is soaked through.
In a separate bowl milk the bread, sugar, cinnamon and salt. With your fingers mix in the butter until crumbly. Sprinkle over the top of the bread evenly.
Bake for 45-60 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through. Serve warm with a dollop of cream or fresh fruit.