Last Saturday for Kellen's birthday we decided to have a brunch.
I wanted to have some sort of bread dish,
whether it be pancakes, scones or muffins.
So while browsing through Pinterest I came across this
Cinnamon Baked French Toast.
It was absolutely delicious.
It really didn't even need any syrup or anything.
I think the bread was key to the recipe.
Challah is one of my favorite breads and it
works perfect in this dish.
Cinnamon Baked French Toast
- 1 loaf stale bread (I used challah)
- 8 whole eggs
- 2 cups milk
- 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
- 3/4 cups sugar
- 2 tablespoons vanilla
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 stick cold butter, cubed
- Grease a 9 x 13 inch pan.
- Tear the bread into chunks and place them in the greased pan.
- Mix together eggs, milk, cream, sugar, and vanilla. Pour the mixture evenly over the bread. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
- In another bowl, mix together the flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Add the butter and mix until the batter comes somewhat together, like little pebbles. Store in a plastic bag in the fridge.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Take your pan with the soaking bread inside and sprinkle crumb mixture on top.
- If you like soggier french toast, bake for 45 minutes. For a firmer and less liquid-y french toast, bake for an hour.
- Serve warm with maple syrup and butter, if desired.