Baked French Toast Casserole with Maple Syrp

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

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Ingredients

1 loaf of french bread

8 eggs

1 cup milk

2 cups half and half

2 tbsp sugar

1/4 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp nutmeg

pinch of salt

Directions

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

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15 thoughts on “Baked French Toast Casserole with Maple Syrp

  1. It’s ok – my inner 85 year old and your inner 85 year old would get along famously. I know exactly what you mean about the joys of coming home after being social! Sometimes it really is the best part 🙂

  2. liking the breakfast dish–yum!–and a bit more insight into what makes Tip Top Liz tick 🙂 I’m flip side of you–a 20-year-old in an 85-year-old body, haha. So I’m not as old as that, but am far less mature than any of my grown-up friends. Proof: The only peer who even knew of Dr. Who only knew because her 17-year-old son watches it.

    Give me a party and I’m in, though my responsible, mature, and wise husband always brings me home before I can do any real damage.

    Had to google “Unofficial” as I’d never heard and thinking you made a wise move to head home early. No sense being so sick you can’t enjoy your casserole the next day 😀

    • Haha, it’s good to be young at heart! And, yeah, I am SUPER happy that I didn’t get too crazy. I get pretty bad hangovers, and just the prospect of that made me taper down the partying!

  3. This has nothing to do with baked french toast, but “They Shoot Gilmores, Don’t They?” is on right now and I just made baby seal noises at my tv and thought of you. 😀

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