• Mechelle

Overnight French Toast Casserole

Updated: May 8, 2018


Brunch is one of the hottest things these days and I say: Why Not? This concept originated in the early 1900s in England and became popular in the United States in the 1930s. It mixes the elements of breakfast and lunch in this relaxed, open, creative and delicious way with flutes of mimosa on the side! One of my favorite brunch choices is French toast . I’m a sucker for fillings and toppings, because I believe they accent and add the final touches to any dish. Being one to let the flavors absorb into my food for maximum flavor, I was keen on this overnight French Toast recipe as it allows me to set, refrigerate, bake and go, without feeling rushed in the mornings. To accent this dish with a fresh and sweet topping, accent with a fresh berry compote (recipe here)!

Prep Time: 12 minutes

Cooking Time: 50 minutes

Total Time: 62 minutes


Ingredients

½ loaf French Bread (preferably 2 or more days old)

1 cup Coconut milk

4 eggs

½ tsp Flaxseed, ground

1 tsp Vanilla extract (optional)

½ cup Sugar


Prep:

Cube the french toast bread and set aside. Grease a 9” pan and place cubed bread inside. Whisk all other ingredients together and pour evenly over bread cubes. Mix with hands if necessary. Cover tightly and refrigerate overnight.


Crumble Topping

½ cup Flour

¼ cup Sugar

2 dashes Cinnamon

1/8 cup Oats (Quick Oats)

Butter, softened


Prep:

Mix all ingredients by hand until it resembles a crumble. Place in a sealed container and refrigerate until ready to use


Directions:

Preheat oven to 200°C (392° F) for 15 minutes. Remove casserole mix from the fridge and let sit for 5 minutes. Sprinkle topping generously and evenly over the casserole. Bake for 50 minutes uncovered. You will notice that the casserole will be puffy during the baking process. Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes. Casserole will be soft and fluffy on the inside, crunchy on the outside. This is great served with crème fraiche, whipped cream, berry compote or maple syrup , garnished with fresh berries.


Tips:

  • For added flavor, add rum or mint to the French toast batter.

  • I used enough topping so that it crisps on the top and it creates a soft dust when a piece is sliced or moved. If you don’t want this effect, use half of the crumble topping mix.

  • For a more cheesecake taste, add cream cheese cubes over the bread before adding egg mix. You can also include fresh berries.

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