French Toast Casserole

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Last evening I wanted to make something for the evening snack but my fridge didn’t have anything other bread, milk and eggs. And so I decided to make the traditional French Toast, which is normally had for Breakfast.. But the thought of frying each bread slice one by one, kind of de-motivated me. And so here’s what I did after browsing through many French Toast recipes online. Mixed them all and put it in the oven to bake. (Gosh…I’m becoming so addicted to my oven!)

FRENCH TOAST CASSEROLE

Ingredients

  • 8 slices bread, (cubed or quartered)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/3 cup white sugar, divided (i.e. about 5-6 tablespoons)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Method

Pre-heat oven to 175 degrees C (350 degrees F).

Lightly butter a small baking pan… a 9 inch round one or a 8×8 inch baking pan.

Line bottom of pan with bread cubes ( I had lots of bread so I had 2 layers).

In a large bowl, beat together eggs, milk, 5 tablespoons sugar , salt and vanilla. Pour egg mixture over bread. Put the butter on top. Let it stand for 10 minutes till the bread soaks up almost all the mixture.

Combine remaining 1 tablespoon sugar with 1 teaspoon cinnamon and sprinkle over the top.

Bake in preheated oven for about 45 to 50 minutes, until top is nice and golden.

Let it cool for sometime, so that it can get a little crunchy.

Serve with Maple Syrup or even Condensed milk drizzled on top.

Enjoy!

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