So, while the rest of you are under miseltoes and caroling in your neighborhoods or building snowmen in your front yard, I was watching the Real Housewives of NJ marathon.
For Christmas morning, I cooked. Below is a recipe for this French Toast I had at a brunch a few weeks ago. It was delightful, and seemed so easy to make. I gave it a try and did it myself with photos below. Nothing broke, nothing spilled, nothing happened, but an easy dish for the whole family. The end result is crispy, fluffy heaven.
The “recipe” isn’t very detailed but just go with it:
Christmas French Toast Bake
- Baguette bread cut into cubes
- Throw it in a baking dish – spray oil
- 8 whole eggs
- 2 cups of milk
- 1 teaspooon of vanilla
- Maple syrup
- Add berries and almonds
- Throw brown sugar over it
Cover and Refrig overnite
Cook for 40 minutes at 350
Check out the step by step:
Step 1: The Baguettes
Step 2: Prepare the dish
Step 3: The Eggs
Step 4: Almonds
Step 4: The Bluberries
Step 5: The Cinnamon
Step 6: The Milk
I used Almond Milk, that is what I drink 90% of the time now, but you can use regular milk.
Pour in vanilla extract. Mix all the ingredients together, and drizzle with Maple Syrup. I used Log Cabin (No High Fructose Corn Syrup) Pancake Syrup, but you can experiment with different flavors like strawberry, blueberry, etc.
Before you put it in the oven the next morning, sprinkle brown sugar on top!
Here’s how it looks after 40 minutes in the oven:
Then this is how it ended.