Cinnamon Raisin French Toast Casserole

I love breakfast but I never wake early enough to actually make and enjoy it! So I am a fan of anything that speeds up the process of a nice breakfast. Some of my favorites  are french toast, pancakes, waffles….the list is neverending!

I think this recipe is nice to keep in your recipe box, especially for the special occasion breakfasts, like Valentine’s Day!! It is such an easy recipe and you prep it the night before, let it refrigerate overnight. Wake in the morning and you pop it in the oven, get ready for the day and breakfast will be ready!

Preparation Time – 10 Minutes

Cook Time – 45 Minutes

Serves – 4 

Ingredients

Bread – 1/2 a loaf or 6 slices, cut into cubes

Eggs – 4

Milk – 1 Cup

Cream – 1/4 Cup

Raisins –  1/2 Cup

Cinnamon – 1 Teaspoon

Vanilla Extract – 1 Tablespoon

Brown Sugar – 1/3 Cup

Salt – 1/8 Teaspoon

Butter – 1/4 Cup, cut into little pieces

Directions

In a greased 9 x 13 baking dish, spread your bread cubes and raisins, distribute the raisins well. I used wheat bread because that is what I had on hand, you can also use a soft white loaf as well.

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Whisk your eggs, milk, cream, cinnamon, brown sugar, salt and vanilla extract.

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Pour this mixture over the bread cubes and using a spoon gently push the bread cubes into the liquid in the dish. Add the pieces of butter evenly. Cover and put in the refrigerator overnight.

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Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and bake for 45 minutes.

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Serve this fresh and hot out of the oven. It isn’t super sweet and also has a slight crunch from the crust.  You could pair this with some sausages and a fruit bowl. Start your day off right with this yummy casserole!

 

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7 Comments Add yours

  1. This looks a bit like bread and butter pudding that we have in the UK. Yum, i need some now 😁

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    1. Anne Mutisya says:

      Yes you are right I have had something similar called bread pudding too.. I think this has a bit more body versus the pudding, a bit more sense? They all taste so good though!!

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      1. Yes, the pudding has more of a custard to it. Yum to the both of them x

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  2. May I say nom nom nom? This is an excellent idea, especially on weekends. Less time in the kitchen and more time to play:) I will be trying this, do you suggest fresh bread or bread that may be a few days old? A lovely, yummy post as always!

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    1. Anne Mutisya says:

      Yes definitely a weekend breakfast. You could do either fresh or a few days old. I just used regular bread a few days old.

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  3. Wendy Murphy says:

    I loved French Toast and definitely in a casserole. I’ll definitely have to try yours. Looks delicious!

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    1. Anne Mutisya says:

      Thank you! I enjoy them too but didn’t like having to stand over the stove hungry lol

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