Christmas Morning French Toast Casserole (recipe)

Every Christmas morning – we enjoy this yummy french toast casserole! The best part is that you prepare it the night before & it bakes while everyone is opening presents the next morning. Once you make your way through the sea of ripped up wrapping paper… it will be ready! Serves 6-8



 Prep Time: 8 hrs

Total Time: 1/2 day

  1.  Place the bread cubes in a buttered 13 x 9-inch baking dish.
  2.  In a bowl beat the softened cream cheese with sugar at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth and well combined.
  3.  Add in eggs one at a time mixing well after each addition.
  4.  Add in milk, half and half cream, maple syrup and vanilla; beat until well combined.
  5.  Pour the cream cheese mixture over the bread cubes in the baking dish, using a fork or spoon gently lift the cubes so that they coat evenly with the egg mixture.
  6.  Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 8-24 hours.
  7.  Next morning set oven to 375°F.
  8.  Remove the dish from the fridge and let sit out at room temperature for 30 minutes – sprinkle with chopped pecans.
  9.  Bake uncovered for about 45-50 minutes or until set and a golden brown colour.
  10.  Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve with maple more maple syrup.
  11.  Delicious!



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