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French Toast Casserole

“All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast.” John Gunther

A luxurious Sunday brunch with the family is always what the doctor prescribes for a happy and healthy life. But how luxurious can it be for the one preparing the brunch?

French toast is an awesome sweet addition to the breakfast table, and instead of doing individual portions this casserole serves up the whole table in one go, and the mix berries and almond streusel topping fancy it up rather well!

This casserole is a perfect bake for a lazy Sunday as it actually needs to be done beforehand, to soak for a while, and if you use thick bread like hard French bread or brioche, you can leave it overnight even.

The streusel can also be made beforehand, and you just need to add it in with the fresh or frozen berries before baking.

The bake time is short, and the aroma that will waft through your home will beckon everyone to the table!

Recipe: Cinnamon Bun Butter

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The Recipe
Serves Serves: 6 | Prep Time: 60 mins | Cook Time: 25 mins

Ingredients

  • 4 large slices of thick white bread
  • 3 tsp Cinnamon Bun butter
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • ½ cup mix berries
  • 2 tbsp butter melted
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • Streusel:
  • ½ cup oats
  • 3 tbsp cold butter cubed
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 4-5 tbsp almond flakes
  • To Serve:
  • Maple Syrup

Instructions

  • Mix the melted butter and brown sugar together.
  • Spread the butter mixture at the bottom of the casserole dish.
  • Butter the bread slices on both sides with the cinnamon bun butter, slice in half and place into the casserole.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, vanilla and cinnamon.
  • Pour the mixture into the casserole dish. The mixture should just cover the bread slices.
  • Arrange the berries into the dish.
  • Let this soak in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, prepare the streusel. Whisk the oats, cinnamon, brown sugar and almond flakes.
  • Rub the cold butter into the mixture to create crumbs.
  • Sprinkle the almond streusel on top of the casserole before baking.
  • Bake in a preheated oven at 180°C for 25 minutes.
  • Serve warm with maple syrup.