Thursday, April 16, 2009

French Toast Casserole

This is one of my absolute favorite things to make when we're at the river, and especially when we have company. It's so easy to mix up the night before. And sometimes, I'll make two of them up and have one for Saturday morning and one for Sunday morning. It's so good, no one complains about eating it twice!!

1 Loaf French Bread, cut in 3/4" pieces
1 Cup light brown sugar
1/2 Cup butter
2 teaspoons light corn syrup
6 eggs
2 Cups Milk
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla flavor

Mix together in a small saucepan on the stove the light brown sugar, butter and corn syrup. Cook until syrupy.

Mix together the eggs, milk and vanilla flavor.

Grease a 9X13 baking dish. Pour in the syrup mixture. Lay the French bread on top of the syrup. Pour egg mixture over the bread. Sprinkle with Cinnamon and nutmeg.

Cover the pan and refrigerate overnight. Bake at 350 or 375 for 45 minutes.


Have a great day!!
Peace and Love (and happy eating)! LOL...I'm feeling better and am finally getting an appetite back (can you tell)



Silver James said...

As long as we're doing breakfast casseroles, here's the James Gang Brunch Casserole:

4 slices bread, cubed
1 lb. sausage, cooked and drained
2 cups grated cheese (cheddar is good but any will work)
4 large eggs
2 cups milk
1 teaspoon dry mustard

Put cubed berad in greased 9x13 backing dish. Spread sausage then grated cheese. Beat eggs, milk and mustard together and pour over the top. Refigerate overnight. Bake at 375 for 45 minutes or until lightly browned. Let stand for a bit before cutting. Serves 4-6.

Liza said...

Both of these recipes are so wonderful. My aunt makes a breakfast casserole much like the James Gang Brunch Casserole and my friend Molly makes a wonderful French Toast Casserole. I'll have to post my aunt's Creamy Grits recipe when I get home tonight. They are so wonderful(even if you aren't a fan of grits).

Alannah Lynne said...

Oh, Liza, I'd love to have the creamy grits recipe. My house is filled with big grits fans! LOL

Silver, that receipe sounds great. I'm going to take that recipe with me and when I have family at the river make it for them. Thanks!!

Liza said...

Alannah, I'm having trouble finding the recipe, but I'll post the creamy grits recipe as soon as I find it.

Alannah Lynne said...

Hey Liza, no worries. You know where to find me whenever you find it. lol

Lu said...

Mmm, I may just have to make your "french toast casserole" on Sunday. I like that it makes it's own syrup.

Silver, I sometimes make my brunch casserole with pepper-jack cheese - gives it a nice kick.