There’s nothing better than breakfast for dessert....or dinner, right? I’m not much on breakfast for breakfast but serve it to me any other time and I’m okay with that. This little casserole is easy and works for just about any time. I served ours with a cream cheese frosting but maple syrup would be great, too. It reheats nicely in the microwave if by chance you have any leftovers. Keep this around for the upcoming holidays when you need a quick and easy dish to serve!
Cinnamon Toast Breakfast Bake
1 loaf french bread ~ cut into 1/2 in slices
1 cup milk
2 teaspoons vanilla
6 teaspoons cinnamon ~ divided use
2 teaspoons nutmeg
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup ready made (or homemade) cream cheese frosting OR maple syrup
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9x13 inch casserole dish with cooking spray.
Arrange one layer of the sliced french bread in the bottom of the prepared pan.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, vanilla, 3 teaspoons of the cinnamon, and nutmeg.
Pour half of the egg/milk mixture over the sliced bread in the casserole dish.
Arrange the remaining bread on top of the bread in the dish and pour the egg/milk mixture over everything.
In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar and the remaining cinnamon and sprinkle it on top of the soaked bread.
(At this point you can cover with foil and chill it for several hours or overnight to cook later.)
Bake for 25 minutes or until lightly browned.
Allow to cool about 10 minutes then serve with cream cheese frosting or maple syrup.