Tuesday, March 23

Baked French Toast Casserole

 So the other day I realized we had nothing for breakfast, and I wanted to make something yummy, warm, and (of course) involving blueberries! My husband was in the shower, and I only had about 20 minutes to throw something together. Eggs would have been fine with some toast, tea and coffee, but I wanted sweet! Something more than preserves. 

I grabbed some cook books but everything was going to take awhile to cook. I didn't have time for french toast (all the dipping and cooking), but it sounded sooo good. But then I stumbled across this baked french toast recipe and I was so glad I did!

It called for corn flakes, which we never have on hand, but I did have some Special K w/ strawberries that needed to be thrown out or used, so I used that in this recipe instead. SO WORTH IT! This was very good stuff!

The pictures do not give it justice. Since I liked the recipe, I snapped a few pictures real fast but didn't take any time to proof them in any way. 

* 3 C corn flakes
* 3 eggs
* 1/4 C milk
* 8 slices of bread (I used Ezekiel 4:9 whole grain bread)
* 1 tsp cinnamon
* 2 TBS sugar
* Maple syrup (optional)
* Blueberries (optional)

Preheat oven to 425. Whisk together the eggs, milk, cinnamon and sugar together in a bowl and set aside. Pour the corn flakes into a separate bowl that's about twice as big as is needed to hold the flakes (if that makes sense - just give it extra room). Coat a large (I used a 9x13") pan with cooking spray or butter. Dip each slice in egg mixture and then in corn flakes, and lay flat in the pan. You may need to stagger the slices a little (so that each one is just barely layered on top of each other). 

If you're using blueberries, just sprinkle them on top. If using frozen, thaw them out first. If you have any remaining egg mixture (I did), then just pour it over it all! Bake for about 15-20 minutes. The recipe actually says to freeze this for about 2 hours before cooking, but I didn't have time for that. Still worked really well and had a great taste! Since I used a slightly sweetened cereal, I didn't need the maple syrup, but my husband loved it with maple syrup.


Cool Lassi(e) said...

That looks really yum!Crisp-like on the outside and moist on the inside. I wish I can have that for breakfast instead of the usual cereal and toast!

Gulmohar said...

That's a wonderful breakfast Piper :-)Simple yet special..

Cookie said...

My honey loves French Toast but I've never baked them before. I'll have to give this one a try! I love how you used Corn Flakes for that extra crunch!

Anonymous said...

Looks delicious as always. I like that this is a quick recipe, good for those mornings that I wish Bob Evans delivered :)

Pot Luck Mama said...

Mmm...I love it when not wasting food turns out well:) Looks yummy, Piper!

Daisy Blue said...

Looks delicious and yummy..would like to try these...and Piper you have another award waiting in my blog..and its a real cute badge :)

Joanne said...

A quick and easy breakfast like this is hard to come by! But it sure looks delicious. I love french toast but definitely don't eat it enough...possibly because it is so time consuming. Thanks for sharing this.

And thanks for stopping by my blog! You've got some great food here and I will definitely be stopping by often!

Tyler said...

This looks incredible!!!

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