Food Swings: French Toast Casserole
By Donnelly Clare
Breakfast is my favorite meal because it’s a chance to set the tone for the day. High fiber and high grain dishes might be a great way to boost your energy and lower your cholesterol, but our cruel winter has lately put me in the mood for comfort food in the morning. French Toast casserole is a great option for cold winter mornings because it’s an all-in-one option and can be assembled the night before. The scent waft through the house while you’re in the shower, but it’s the best way to wake your family up!
You will need:
1/4 cup butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 cups milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon powdered sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
sugar & cinnamon mixture, to sprinkle on top
1 loaf of bread (Texas toast bread works great!)
Pecans or walnuts to taste
Melt butter & add brown sugar – stir till mixed
Spread butter/ brown sugar mix into bottom of 9×13 pan and line with bread. Beat eggs, milk, vanilla & powdered sugar, ladle half egg mixture on top, then sprinkle with brown sugar and any nuts you wish to add. Butter several more pieces of bread, add for a second layer of French Toast. Ladle remaining egg mixture and sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and cook for about 45 minutes.