French Toast Casserole

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French Toast Casserole

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Course: Breakfast
Keyword: comfort foods, kid friendly
Main Protein: Eggs
Cooking Method: Oven
Servings: 8
Calories: 145kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 loaf of bread about 18 slices
  • 1/2 cup sugar brown, white or any sweetener you prefer - I used monk fruit sweetener
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup milk cow's, almond, coconut or any milk you prefer
  • 2/3 cup flavoured coffee creamer I used hazelnut, but you can use cinnamon vanilla, Irish cream or any flavoured creamer you like best
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/4 cup butter melted
  • 3 Tbsp. maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 large (gallon) freezer bag or reusable silicone bag
  • optional: 1 medium (quart) freezer bag

For serving:

  • additional maple syrup

Optional for topping:

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • cinnamon

Instructions

Assembly Instructions:

  • Cut up the bread slices into small bits.
  • Put the bread pieces, sugar, and cinnamon in a large bowl.
  • In another bowl, mix in all of the wet ingredients (milk, coffee creamer, eggs, melted butter, maple syrup, and vanilla).
  • Gently pour the liquid onto the bread pieces.
  • Fold over carefully until all of the bread has absorbed the liquid.
  • Use a large spoon and gently transfer the wet bread into a large resealable freezer bag.
  • Squeeze all the air out and seal. Lay flat and freeze.
  • If you are using the oats and cinnamon topping, put that in a medium-sized resealable bag and staple it to the large bag above the seal.

Cooking instructions:

  • On the day of baking, move from the freezer to the fridge the night before or thaw for 30 minutes so you can pour it out of the bag into a 9x13 glass oven-friendly container.
  • Sprinkle the oats topping and bake at 400° for 30-40 minutes until the top is golden brown.
  • Allow it to cool for 5-10 minutes.
  • Pour maple syrup over the entire casserole or over individual portions when serving.

For storage:

  • Cool completely.
  • Put a lid on the container and save it in the fridge for 5 days.
  • Reheat before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 145kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 83mg | Sodium: 58mg | Potassium: 82mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 133IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 1mg