This French Toast Casserole Recipe Is Perfect For A Delicious Breakfast
In these uncertain times, nobody wants to throw food away if they can avoid it, right?
(Or at any time, really!)
So when you have some food that is on the edge of going bad you need to find a way to use it up while you still can. And even better if you find a recipe that capitalizes on the state of your food!
For example if you have a loaf of whole wheat bread that is going stale, then this recipe is exactly what you need to avoid letting it go to waste.
This French toast casserole may appear decadent, but its surprisingly healthy and low in sugar. Of course, itll also allow you to use up ingredients that may otherwise go bad, too.BRAND-NEW: Research Shows These 3 Sugar Substitutes Are Best For Burning Fat (Plus 2 You Should NEVER Eat)
Stale bread is actually GREAT for French toast. Thats because stale bread soaks up the egg/milk mixture more than fresh bread does.
You can serve it for breakfast or for dessert. Either way is just fine when you want a lightly sweet and delicious treat!
So if youre ready to get started on this delicious recipe that is perfect for quarantine cooking
Heres how to do it:
FTHs Scrumptious French Toast Casserole
Serves 4 (with leftovers)
- 1 8-oz loaf of dry whole wheat bread
- 2 cups skim milk*
- 6 eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- cup raisins
- 3 Tbsp honey
1) Grease a 9×13 baking dish. Set aside.
2) In a mixing bowl, beat together eggs, milk, vanilla, honey, and cinnamon. Pour half of this mixture into the baking dish.
3) Layer the bread into the baking dish, then pour the remaining egg wash over it. Sprinkle raisins on top of it.
4) Preheat oven to 450-F while the bread absorbs the egg and milk mixture. When the oven is ready, bake the casserole for 25-30 minutes, or until golden brown. Serve hot.
- No fresh milk? No worries! You can use reconstituted dry milk powder in the place of fresh milk. It will work just fine.
- No raisins on-hand? You can use a substitute like dried cranberries or just leave them out entirely.
- Do you have stale bread that isnt whole wheat? Go ahead and use it anyway! Whole wheat is a great choice if you do have it but having a different kind of bread certainly wont ruin this recipe. Its absolutely delicious with just about any type of bread! And if youre totally out of bread, try our easy & tasty quick bread recipe. Of course, if you have fresh bread it wont soak up quite as much of the egg/milk mixture. Lightly toast the bread before using it.
- A word on sweeteners: As you can see, this recipe is written using honey as a sweetener. If you dont have any honey, you can use sugar. You could also use one of these 3 better-for-you sugar substitutes.
Another Great Way To Use Up Food Before It Goes Bad (And Lose Weight, Too)
One of the best things about this delicious recipe is it helps you use up leftover food before it goes bad and turns it into something really comforting and delicious.
Another of my favorite breakfast recipes thats perfect for using up odds and ends in the kitchen before they need to be thrown out is SMOOTHIES.
A smoothie is an especially great choice during this lockdown period, because basically whatever fresh or frozen fruit (or even a few veggies!) that you find lying around your kitchen counter refrigerator or freezer can be tossed right into your smoothie.
Plus, those fruits and veggies also give your body a much-needed boost of vitamins, minerals, and nutrients which are essential for staying healthy and keeping your immune system strong.
Like I said, you can really put anything you want into a smoothie but at least for me, I like to have a framework to work with.
Thats why I love these 3 delicious smoothie recipes.
Theyre incredibly tasty (even if you make a few ingredient substitutions here and there to fit what you actually have)… and on top of that, these smoothies also help your body burn more fat!
And when youre stuck inside all day and cant go to the gym a little extra fat burn is exactly what we all need. (Im speaking from personal experience here.)