Cold winter days are perfect for a warm, cinnamony breakfast.
This french toast casserole is a perfect way to start your Thanksgiving or Christmas day and makes enough to feed the whole family!
What toppings do you like to put on your french toast?
Cinn-A-Yum French Toast Casserole
10 cups (1 large loaf) day-old Brioche, cut into cubes
8 Eggs, lightly beaten
1 1/4 cups Milk
3/4 cup Heavy Cream
1/2 cup Maple Syrup
1/4 cup Brown Sugar
1 tablespoon Cinnamon
1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
1/4 teaspoon Salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) Unsalted Butter, melted
1 (8 oz.) package Cream Cheese, room temperature
1 package Simply Savory Cinn-a-Yum Dip Mix
Additional Maple Syrup, if desired
- Preheat oven to 350º F and lightly grease a 9×13-inch baking dish.
- In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, cream, maple syrup, brown sugar, cinnamon, vanilla extract, and salt.
- Beat in melted butter and whisk for another 2 minutes.
- Drop bread cubes into the egg mixture, pressing them down so they’re completely coated and absorb all liquid. (You can let the cubed bread soak in the refrigerator overnight. Just increase the bake time by 15 minutes.)
- In a medium bowl, mix together cream cheese and Cinn-a-Yum.
- Spread 1/2 bread chunks in an even layer across the baking dish and drop spoonfuls of Cinn-a-Yum cream cheese evenly across the bread.
- Repeat with remaining bread and Cinn-a-Yum cream cheese.
- Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 35-45 minutes, or until cooked through and golden. You can remove the foil in the last 5 minutes to aid in browning.
- Serve with maple syrup