I’ve always wanted to make a breakfast casserole. Being just one person, though, I could never rationalize making something with such a large yield. Unofficial seemed like the perfect answer to my breakfast-casserole-dreams! A large group of friends gathered at my friend’s apartment and I brought this casserole. While my friends pre-heated the oven WITH pans still in it and didn’t have potholders (you can probably guess they’re guys), it still ended up turning out well!
On the topic of Unofficial, I proved again that I am a sixty year old woman in a twenty-three year old’s body. I ended up going home around 4:00, and could not have been happier. For me, sometimes, the best part of going out is getting home. Yeah, sure, dancing and socializing is fun, but do you know what’s even more fun? Vegging on the couch with Netflix and some sort of food that you’ll regret the next day.
Yep. I’m definitely an old lady. But as long as I get to lay on my couch and eat this casserole, I really don’t care.
Baked French Toast Casserole with Maple Syrup
1 loaf of french bread
1 cup milk
2 cups half and half
2 tbsp sugar
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
pinch of salt
Slice the bread into 20 1 inch slices. Layer in a shallow 9×13 baking dish. In a separate bowl, mix together the eggs, milk, half and half, sugar and spices until slightly frothy. Pour over the bread slices, making sure all pieces are evenly covered in the egg-mixture. Cover with tin foil and refrigerate for at least 8 hours.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Bake, uncovered, for about 40 minutes. Serve with maple syrup.
Source: Food Network