APPLE-CINNAMON BAKED FRENCH TOAST
10 slices day-old French bread, 3/4”-1" thick
6 eggs, lightly beaten
1-2/3 c. milk
2/3 c. sugar (I used xylitol), divided
1 T. vanilla extract
4 medium apples, peeled and thinly sliced
2 t. cinnamon
3/4 t. nutmeg
1/2 c. chopped pecans
Place bread in a greased 13”x9”x2” baking dish. Combine eggs, milk, 1/3 c. sugar, and vanilla; pour HALF over bread. Top with half the apples. Combine cinnamon, nutmeg, and remaining sugar; sprinkle half over apples. Top with the remaining apples and sprinkle with pecans. Pour remaining egg mixture over apples/pecans and sprinkle with remaining sugar mixture. Cover and chill overnight. Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Bake, uncovered, at 350-degrees for 1 hour or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Let stand 5 minutes before serving with bacon and a side of fruit or hashbrowns.
Yield: 8 good-size servings
Thursday, April 19, 2012
One of the funnest parts of our new venture has been sampling breakfast recipes to share with our guests. One we especially enjoyed was Baked French Toast, and the next time we have a large group to feed, this's gonna be it.
(This isn't the one we fixed. We ate it before I could take a picture! LOL)
Hubs and I are both fans of bread pudding, and we thought this breakfast dish reminded us of bread pudding. We found it extremely yummy, so I decided to tell you about it in case you'd like to try it at home. Best part? It's easy! You do most of the work the night before, so in the morning it's just a matter of sticking it in the oven, cutting, and serving.
Do you have a tried-and-true breakfast recipe that's both yummy and easy? We'd love to try it! So please post it. I have an Amish-Mennonite cookbook I'll send to one of the posters who share a recipe with us.
Speaking of give-aways, Mary Ellen Ashenfelder, your guess of 91 book boxes came the closest to the actual number of 93, so please give me a holler (kim at kimvogelsawyer dot com) so I can send you out a little something fun for playing the guessing game.
God bless you muchly as you journey with Him! ~Kim