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Easy Make-Ahead French Toast Casserole

Ingredients

  • 10 c. 1" cubed bread (I used one load of Italian bread from our grocery bakery
  • cooking spray
  • 1 block softened cream cheese
  • 8 eggs
  • 1 1/2 c. milk
  • 2/3 c half and half
  • 1/2 c syrup
  • 1/2 t vanilla extract
  • cinnamon
  • nutmeg
  • 2 T powdered sugar
  • extra syrup for serving optional
  • mixed berries optional

Instructions

  • Cut bread into 1" cubes.
  • Spray cooking spray in 9 x 13 dish.
  • Place bread cubes into dish.
  • Beat cream cheese with a mixer until smooth.
  • Add eggs one at a time, and mix well after each addition.
  • Add milk, half and half, 1/2 c syrup and vanilla. Mix well.
  • Pour mixture over bread. Sprinkle the top with cinnamon and nutmeg if desired.
  • Cover dish and refrigerate overnight.
  • When ready to cook, remove from refrigerator and let stand on counter for 30 minutes.
  • Uncover, and place in a NON-PREHEATED oven and set to 375F for about 50 minutes (until the bread starts to become golden).
  • Allow to cool for 5-10 minutes.
  • Sprinkle with powdered sugar.
  • Serve with syrup or mixed berries or fruit of your choice.