French Toast Casserole

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This French Toast Casserole is the perfect breakfast or brunch recipe that will be a hit with any crowd.  A beautiful, crisp top, with a custardy middle and a sweet layer at the bottom that acts as the syrup topping.

Growing up, I remember having French Toast as a treat on weekends or when we had cousins over.  The first year that I tried to replicate it, my French Toast was more a toast with a egg crust which I think my family tolerated for me.  My brother probably ate it because I doused it with cinnamon sugar.  As the years went by and I insisted on only eating that at restaurants, I paid attention to the texture of each French Toast at every restaurant I ordered it in.  Over the years, I learned to whisk my eggs enough to get air in them so that my French Toast is fluffy.  I also learned to dunk my bread just enough and to use a certain type of bread.  Apparently, making French Toast was art.

Let’s fast forward to trying to make it for a crowd.  Specifically, a crowd of kids.  Over the summer, we had the girls’ friends over for backyard camping and the next morning, I decided French Toast was the way to start the morning.  Well, I can’t make it one or two at a time because they all want to eat together and if I make all of them together then serve, I run the risk of them becoming dry even as I keep them warm while I make the whole batch.  In comes the idea of make a casserole.

This casserole is the easiest because unlike most French Toast casseroles which require to be soaked overnight, this only requires the bread to be soaked for thirty minutes!  Yep.  30 minutes!  Bake it and dust it with a little powder sugar and you’re ready to go.  I added some berries on top but you can add literally any fruit on top.  Just remember that the fruit will bake with the casserole.

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I'm Sapna, a foodie, blogger, wife, mom of two beautiful girls, and lover of spices.  I have a background in Nutrition and Dietetics, which I use to incorporate healthy options into all of my recipes.  I love traveling to new places, trying new food, and in turn, creating them in my kitchen to relive the magic. When I'm not in the kitchen, I love curling up with a good book, playing with my munchkins, running, hanging out with friends, and gardening.

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