French Toast Casserole

French Toast Casserole, a perfect breakfast for our family.  I recently shared the new KitchenAid Recipe Collection Cookbook with you and now want to share one of the recipes.  I truly love love love this cookbook.   There are so many wonderful, easy recipes that I can’t seem to decide what to make.   I chose this because a pretty sweet gal I know recommended it and because we are huge breakfast eaters around here.  It’s the one meal I insist that we all eat to insure a full, energy filled day.

The recipe was extremely easy to make.  I love that you can prepare it ahead and then bake that morning.  In fact, in my opinion, I’d actually bake the night before and let it sit overnight.  While it was GREAT out of the oven, we loved it even more once it had cooled off completely.  This made a huge pan full and was plenty for our family of 5.

Recipe: French Toast Casserole

Ingredients

  • 1 large loaf French bread, cut into 1 1/2″ slices (I basically cut the whole loaf in half like a sub sand.)
  • 3 1/2 cups milk
  • 9 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar, divided
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6-8 medium baking apples, such as McIntosh or Cortland, peeled and sliced (I used regular apples found at my Walmart)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • powdered sugar (optional)

Instructions

  1. Place bread slices in greased 13×9 glass baking dish or casserole.
  2. Whisk milk, eggs, 1 cup sugar, vanilla, and salt in large bowl until well blended. Pour half of mixture over bread. Layer apple slices over bread. Pour remaining half of egg mixture over apples.
  3. Combine remaining 1/2 cup sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg in small bowl; sprinkle over casserole. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  4. Preheat oven to 350′. Bake, uncovered, 1 hour or until eggs are set. Sprinkle with powdered sugar, if desired.

Another great reason why I love my KitchenAid Refrigerator!  That pull out tray is the handiest thing ever!!

It was a little overdone. I have a horrible oven from the 70′s so I can never bake anything right but no matter ’cause it tasted delicious!!!  We totally give it 5 stars.

Hope your morning is just as delicious as ours was!

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Comments

  1. 1

    Yummy, that looks delicious! I love french toast casseroles and I’ve been eying this recipe up too for when we have guests! Definitely have to give it a try.

    Have to ask you though, I typically reduce the amount of eggs/liquid used in most of these type of recipes because I don’t want it to get too mushy/soggy. So for this I probably would have tried only 7 eggs and 3 1/4 cup of milk. Is that necessary for this recipe? Would you prefer a bit less liquid?

    Great to know about letting it sit after baking. You definitely want to let it sit for a while before you bake it though. That gives the liquid a chance to really soak into the bread and I don’t think it would taste the same if you didn’t.

    And I’m totally going to ignore the fact you used what appears to be red delicious apples for baking which is generally a no no. *tsk* *tsk* girlie! :)

    • 2

      LOL!

      Okay, first, perhaps reducing would have helped a bit. I did let it sit overnight but I still found that it was much better after I let it sit after it had baked.

      Red apples- Hey…I buy whatever is available and cheap. It all goes in and out the same. *snort*

  2. 3

    You and Cat are killing me with the KitchenAid cookbook recipes!!! This sounds soooo good.