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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Halloween & Overnight French Toast Bake

Happy Halloween, Friends!    Hope you are all having a wonderful, festive time!    We had a fun weekend taking the kids to my in-law's to show them their costumes, and we went to my parents house on Sunday for brunch and pumpkin painting!  They had so much fun! 










Before we painted pumpkins, we enjoyed a kind of potluck brunch at my parents house.   I wanted to try out a new recipe and make something on the sweeter side to take with us.  Enter Pinterest searching.  I came across this Overnight French Toast Bake and thought it sounded delicious!   We didn't need a whole 9x13 pan, so I used a baking dish I have that I got for my wedding shower, and adjusted the ingredients accordingly.

(Courtesy of Cakes Cottage)



Ingredients (for the 9x13 pan)
-1/2 cup melted butter (1 stick)
-1 cup brown sugar + 3 tablespoons brown sugar
-1 loaf Texas Toast (Our grocery store was out, so I used brioche)
-4 eggs
-1 1/2 cups milk
-1 teaspoon vanilla
-2 teaspoons cinnamon
-1 tablespoon powdered sugar, plus more for sprinkling
-honey or maple syrup for topping

Directions
-Melt the butter in the microwave and stir in 1 cup of brown sugar until combined.


-Pour the mixture evenly over the bottom of the pan


-In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, 1 tablespoon of the powdered sugar, and vanilla


-Place the bread in a single layer in your pan so it covers the whole bottom


-Pour half of the egg mixture over the layer of bread

-In a small bowl, stir together the 3 tablespoons of brown sugar and 2 tablespoons of cinnamon

-Sprinkle half of the mixture over the first layer of bread


-Arrange a second layer of bread on top of the first, pour over the rest of the egg mixture, and sprinkle the remaining brown sugar & cinnamon on the top


-Cover with aluminum foil (or lid) and put in the fridge overnight....you can leave it in the fridge for a few hours, but it works best if left overnight.  
-Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and let your dish sit at room temperature while the oven is warming up

-Bake for 30 minutes with the foil on top, and then bake for 15 minutes without foil until the top gets crispy

-Sprinkle some powdered sugar on top and you can use maple syrup or honey for topping!   I actually didn't use any syrup and it was still delicious!

My bread arranging skills are less than stellar  :(


A super easy dish to make for a cold morning, or a perfect breakfast idea for Christmas morning--I think this is what I'm going to make!   I'm excited to keep trying recipes to share with you all!
Let me know if you have any requests!  

Until next time!



Chelsey

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