French Toast Bake

16Searching for a hearty meal to keep your family full until Easter Dinner is served? This French Toast Bake is an easy recipe to wow your family this Sunday morning. This is a make-ahead recipe so you won’t be scrambling Easter morning to throw a quick meal together. Just pop it in the oven for 45 minutes and breakfast is served! Just enough time for the kiddos to work up an appetite while hunting for their baskets and eggs.

Texas French Toast Bake
Originally found in Rachel Sheldon’s Blog

1 loaf french toast bread
1 cup brown sugar
4 eggs
1 stick of butter (melted)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cup milk
2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons of cinnamon
Powdered Sugar
Maple Syrup (optional)

Step 1: Melt the butter in microwave for 1 minute and 15 seconds. Pour into mixing bowl and stir in 1 cup of brown sugar.

Step 2: Pour the mixture into the bottom of a 9″x13″ dish and spread evenly.

Step 3: Beat the eggs, milk, 1 tablespoon of powder sugar, and vanilla until you have a smooth consistency.

Step 4: Place a single layer of the Texas Toast bread in the bottom of the dish over your butter/sugar layer.

Step 5: Using a ladle, cover the bread with 1/2 of the egg mixture.

Step 6: Sprinkle a mixture of 1 tablespoon sugar, 1 tablespoon brown sugar, and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon over top of the bread.

Step 7: Place a second layer of Texas Toast over the first.

Step 8: Repeat step 5.

Step 9: Spread a thin layer of melted butter over the egg mixture.

Step 10: Repeat step 6.

Step 11: Refrigerate overnight.

Step 12: Bake at 350° for 45 minutes.

Step 13: Sprinkle power sugar over the top.

Step 14: Cut and serve. (Optional: Coat with a layer of warm maple syrup)

Step 15: Devour and enjoy!

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