Christmas Brunch

Its that time of the year to celebrate the holidays with family and friends. the 3 couples my husband and i are closest with do an annual christmas breakfast. we started it 3 years ago, we do brunch typically the first weekend in december and we all bring a favorite breakfast dish. We eat, chat, pray, and exchange gifts for adults and kids

This year for our christmas brunch my husband are i brought two dishes. (our usual Petuas, which were special request from Alysia) and French toast casserole.

The french toast casserole was a new dish for us, this is the second time we have ever made it, but both times we loved it! its so yummy!!! 

Here is the recpie we used for you to try yourself (we just made a slight change, we sliced our bread into strips instead of cubs so we didn’t use as much, and i don’t think we used 12 eggs but i could be wrong my husband did that part not me)…

18 slices of bread cubed 
12 eggs 
10-12 oz. package cream cheese (low fat is fine) 
1 1/4 cup milk (low fat or skim is fine) 
3/4 cup maple syrup or pancake syrup 
Dash of cinnamon 
Splash of vanilla extract

Preheat Oven: 350° 

Place 9 pieces of cubed bread in 9 x 13 greased casserole dish. Add cubed 12 ounces cream cheese. Top with remaining 9 pieces of cubed bread.

In bowl whisk 12 eggs, 1 ¼ cup milk and ¾ cup maple syrup,  cinnamon and vanilla.  Pour over bread and cream cheese.

Cover dish with lid or foil.  Place in refrigerator over night.

Remove from refrigerator approx. 30 minutes prior to baking.

Bake covered at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.  Uncover and continue to bake for approx. 20-25 minutes or until desired appearance.  Serve warm with maple syrup. 

Oh and one last change we made was we added powdered sugar this time to the top when serving, but you can also add fruit which is super yummmy!

do you have a favorite breakfast casserole recipe? if so please share we love to test new dishes!


One Comment on “Christmas Brunch”

  1. Leslie says:

    so fun. What a sweet tradition. We do something similar in the fall…. its a great memory. And Im planning on trying your recipe soon.. 🙂

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