As you know, I absolutely love Christmas morning! It’s one of the times that I really enjoy making breakfast. Some of my favorite breakfast recipes are Christmas Morning Breakfast Braid and Red Velvet Pancakes with Cream Cheese Syrup. Oh, and Cowboy Sandwiches — how could I forget those?!?
Our plans have changed a bit for this Christmas morning. We are going to my sister’s house for brunch. I needed to find a recipe that would be easy to make and take with me. I came across this recipe for a French Toast Bake on Pinterest. It’s perfect for Christmas morning because I can assemble it all the day before and bake it when I’m ready.
Caramelized French Toast Bake
Compliments of It’s a Keeper
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 cup brown sugar
1 loaf Texas toast (not the frozen kind)
1 1/2 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp cinnamon
Add brown sugar to melted butter and stir until mixed. Pour mixture into bottom of 9 x 13 baking dish,spreading in an even layer. In a large bowl, beat eggs, milk, cinnamon and vanilla together. Lay single layer of Texas toast in baking dish. You may need to cut some pieces to cover the entire dish. Spoon half of the egg mixture on top of the bread. Add another layer of Texas Toast and spoon on remaining egg mixture. Cover and chill in refrigerator overnight. Cover with foil and bake at 350 for 45 minutes. Remove the foil for the last 15 minutes of baking. Sprinkle powdered sugar on top. Serve with warm maple syrup.
Is it a Keeper?Here’s a shot of it right out of the oven.
This was absolutely delicious! The top was nice and crusty, the middle was soft and moist and the bottom? It was divine! The butter and brown sugar caramelized beautifully and made a perfect glaze! In my opinion, this should be served upside down so you don’t miss a drop of the caramely goodness!
In my humble opinion, you don’t need any syrup with this. It’s sweet enough on its own.
I’m planning to take this to my sister’s for Christmas morning brunch. I have a feeling my family is going to love this recipe!
Leave a comment and let me know what your favorite Christmas morning dishes are!