Make-Ahead Strawberry French Toast Bake
This sweet and simple recipe tastes like it was prepared in a restaurant. The Make-Ahead Strawberry French Toast Bake is a scrumptious breakfast option for any occasion. The element that really makes this dish pop is the cinnamon and sugar mixture that is generously sprinkled over the bread. The warm French toast bake, which is topped with sugar-coated strawberries, is the perfect breakfast combination. Best of all, the recipe can be prepared the night before, so all you need to do in the morning is pop it in the oven. Try this recipe over the weekend - you will not be disappointed!
Cooking MethodOven, Casserole
- For the strawberries:
- 1/2 pint container strawberries, diced
- 1/3 cup sugar
- For the filling:
- 1/2 loaf French bread, cut into 2 inch cubes
- 4 eggs
- 1 1/2 cup milk
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- For the topping:
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons sugar
Toss together strawberries and 1/3 cup of sugar in a small bowl. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
Place bread cubes tightly in a single layer in the bottom of an 8 x 8 inch baking dish coated with cooking spray.
Combine eggs, milk, two teaspoons of sugar, vanilla, and salt, and whisk until well blended.
Pour egg mixture over bread. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Bake uncovered for 45 minutes or until set in center.
Remove dish from oven, and brush melted butter over the top. Sprinkle generously with cinnamon and sugar.
Return to oven for 5 to 10 minutes.
Serve warm, topped with strawberries.
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