Once in a while I realize we have an abundance of bread in the house. With three kids and a husband who eat sandwiches each week this this doesn’t happen often, but when it does, I know just how to use it up!
Baked French Toast!
Now I’m sure I don’t need a disclaimer here, but if you’re wondering, this is NOT a healthy mama kind of meal, as many of my recipes have been. It is one that my family loves, and that I delight in serving for brunch or breakfast when we have company for those meals.
It warms the soul, fills the belly, and leaves everyone smiling. You’ve gotta keep some recipes like that in with your arsenal of kitchen tricks. It’s in the housewife’s rule book. Sorry, I can’t remember the page number, but I’m sure it’s in there. Hey, where is my copy of that book anyway? ha!
I compiled this recipe a few years ago, after trying a few others and not quite finding “the one”.
Since we’ve been eating healthier and cut way back on our sugar, I’ve found this Baked French Toast to almost be too sweet. BUT be warned, if you try to cut almost all of the brown sugar out and serve it to your honest friends who eat a typical American diet on the daily, you’ll quickly realize you need to put the sugar BACK in when serving to company. Alright, you’ve been warned- nothing more I can do for you but tell you to just enjoy this. You can eat healthy again in 3 hours, deal?
|Unload the dishwasher
|Or commission a kid to do it. 🙂
|Kindly ask that same kid to get the dishes ready.
|Stare at the oven about a hundred times. Glance more often as the aroma fills the house and you wonder if the eggs are still raw, or if you could just snatch one tiny little bite.
|Admire your kids coloring so well together. Then gently scold the youngest for laying on the table and the oldest for sitting in the high chair! haha.
When it’s time to dish up, flip each piece of French toast
upside down on the plates. It looks more
impressive that way. Enjoy!
A Slightly Better Wife's Baked French Toast
Sweet and simple, this version of the Baked French Toast is sure to please! If you need to serve a crowd, double the recipe and toss it into a half-sheet cake pan. Technically this should serve 12, but I'm going to tell you everyone will want seconds, so plan that it serves about 6 if this is all you're having. You could pair some fruit and orange juice with it to make it go a little further.
- 1 stick of Butter
- 1 C. Brown Sugar
- 12 pieces of Bread (any kind will do)
- 4 Eggs
- 1 ½ C. Milk
- 1 splash of Vanilla
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Melt and mix the butter and brown sugar together.
Spread that mixture into the bottom of a 9×13.
Put a layer of bread over that.
Mix eggs, milk, and vanilla together. Pour half of that over the first layer of bread.
Add another layer of bread.
Pour the remaining mixture over the second layer of bread.
Cover the pan with foil and bake for 45 minutes. (30 covered, last 15 uncovered).