Little Taste of Heaven, or French Toast Casserole


French Toast Casserole

This is one of my favorite recipes. For the last couple of weeks, I have been saving the ends of all the store-bought bread loaves, both white and wheat. When I finally had about half a loaf worth, I knew it was time to get to baking. Well, that and eggs. We don’t buy them very much so I had to wait for eggs. 🙂

As usual, I only loosely follow recipes. I cut up all the bread into roughly 16 pieces. The smaller and more bite size, the easier to eat. I learned this the “hard” way. Since I had way more than 5 cups of bread pieces, I just crammed it all in. The milk mixture I kept accurate to the recipe as it was quite a lot as is even with extra bread. In my 8×8 glass pan, there was about 6-7 cups of bread. This just meant a more dense end result. I dotted the butter on top (no margarine in this house!) and spooned on a bit “too much” of the cinnamon sugar mixture. It’s in quotes because can there really ever be too much?


So without further ado…. the “official” recipe

5 cups bread cubes
4 eggs
1 1/2 cups milk
1/4 cup white sugar, divided
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon margarine, softened
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
2. Lightly butter an 8×8 inch baking pan.
3. Line bottom of pan with bread cubes.
4. In a large bowl, beat together eggs, milk, 2 tablespoons sugar, salt and vanilla. pour egg mixture over bread. Dot with margarine; let stand for 10 minutes.
5. Combine remaining 2 tablespoons sugar with 1 teaspoon cinnamon and sprinkle over the top.
6. Bake in preheated oven about 45 to 50 minutes, until top is golden.

Make it. Eat it. Love it.


One comment on “Little Taste of Heaven, or French Toast Casserole

  1. Meredith

    Yum! I love French toast casserole! We did that for Christmas last year — after your raving over it inspired me — and it was so delicious.

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