Pinterest Test Kitchen #17 ~ French Toast Casserole

I love breakfast foods, don’t you? It is not unusual to hear, “Yay, we’re having breakfast for dinner!” around our house. Whether it’s the standard bacon, eggs, grits and biscuits or bacon and pancakes or even black beans, eggs, tortillas, and caramelized onions we are big fans of morning foods at night.

But Saturday was my birthday and my chief resident child chef made a scrumptious french toast casserole while her siblings set a beautiful table complete with sparkling glassware and a lovely card penned by our budding calligraphy writer for a delightful brunch.
It was so pretty and tasted so good!
 (As you can see in the picture though we probably should have covered it while it was cooking because some of the top pieces were a little more brown than the others but that did nothing to the taste.)
What you’ll need:
2 loaves cinnamon swirl bread cut into small chunks
8 oz cream cheese cut into pieces
*a dozen eggs
2 cups milk
2/3 cup sugar
1 tsp sugar +1 tsp cinnamon mixed together
What you’ll do:
Spray the bottom of a 9×13 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. 
Layer half of the bread in the bottom of the pan and sprinkle cubed cream cheese pieces all over. 
Sprinkle half of the sugar and cinnamon mixture all over.
Layer the rest of the bread pieces.
Whisk together the eggs, milk and sugar and then pour over the bread. 
Sprinkle with the remaining sugar and cinnamon over the top, cover with foil and refrigerate over night. (Or all day if you’re planning to have it for dinner 😉
**Bake at 350 degrees for 40 to 45 minutes or until it no longer jiggles when you shake it.
Serve with syrup. 
And big glasses of milk. 
And bacon.
Lots of bacon.
It really is a delicious treat…the cream cheese cubes soften as they cook so you bite into this warm yummy creaminess mixed with perfectly flavored cinnamon bread. 
*We have a sweet young couple in our church that raise chickens. After a while of not laying eggs due to molting and the shorter days they finally got some eggs and very generously shared some with us. They actually keep us pretty well stocked and we love it! Nothing taste better than fresh yard eggs and oh, my goodness they are so pretty.
Sharing the kitchen goodness with Sweet Sharing Monday and this is definitely one for Melt In Your Mouth Monday.

6 thoughts on “Pinterest Test Kitchen #17 ~ French Toast Casserole

  1. My parents have fresh eggs (and share when they have extras! love that) I love the mint colored ones! So pretty, growing up I wouldn't die eggs we would use those! Following on G+ and GFC ~ Paula


  2. What a beautiful breakfast and those eggs make me long for fresh ones! Before we moved to our current house, we had some generous neighbors who were always giving us eggs as they had chickens. Nothing like them!!!


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