Today I thought I would share with you a recipe that has become
VERY POPULAR on the blog.
It's also a recipe I usually make for my family on Easter Sunday Morning.
It's EASY to put together as most of the work is done the day before and you
bake it in the oven the next morning.
Overnight French Toast Casserole
1/2 cup butter, melted (1 stick)
12 - slices Texas toast
1 - cup brown sugar
1 - tsp cinnamon
1/4 - tsp nutmeg
1/2 - cup chopped pecans (optional)
1 - tsp vanilla extract
5 - eggs
1 1/2 - cups milk
You can find Texas Toast in the bread aisle of your grocery store.
It's thick sliced white bread.
You WANT to use Texas Toast.
Do not try to use regular white bread.
THE NIGHT BEFORE YOU PLAN TO SERVE:
Mix together brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and chopped pecans.
Melt butter and pour in a 9x 13 casserole dish,
the dish you plan to bake and serve your casserole in...
Whisk eggs, milk & vanilla together...
Layer bottom of pan with half the bread pieces, on top of the melted butter...
Sprinkle half of the brown sugar mix over the bread...
Layer second half of bread...
Pour egg mixture over the bread slices, making sure all are covered evenly.
Sprinkle remaining brown sugar mixture on top...
Cover with aluminum foil and refrigerate overnight.
THE NEXT MORNING:
Remove from the refrigerator and cover with a new piece of foil.
Preheat oven to 350 and bake the casserole for 30 minutes.
Then uncover and bake an additional 15 minutes.
Your French Toast should be browned and set.
Cut and serve with warm syrup poured on top, of course,
you should ALWAYS add a little butter first!
This recipe was a HUGE HIT!
Because of all the sugar
and extra carbs from the Texas Toast,
it's NOT a recipe you should eat every weekend.
BUT it makes a great breakfast for a special occasion.
Enjoy your day!