French Toast Casserole

french toast casserole
Inspired by the movie "The Breakfast Club" (1985)

I love this movie. Five very different teenagers spend a day in detention and discover and appreciate each other’s differences. They bond together against the enemy, the school establishment. If you have never seen this movie, or it’s been awhile, do yourself a favor and see it. One of the best teen movies made!

French Toast Casserole is the ultimate in breakfast dishes. “The Breakfast Club” movie and this dish share the rhythm of the early morning, but both can be enjoyed any time of the day!!

Liquid mixture (let sit overnight if time permits):
2 eggs
2 cups milk
1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 ½ Tablespoons pure vanilla extract
1 ½ Tablespoons Sugar

1 large loaf of French bread, cubed
3 Tablespoons butter
½ cup maple syurp
Powdered Sugar for dusting

Prepare liquid mixture:
Mix eggs, milk, cinnamon, vanilla extract and sugar in a large bowl. If time permits, cover and let sit in refrigerator overnight.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.In a well greased 13 X 9” baking dish, place bread, crust side down into dish.

Mix liquid mixture again and slowly drizzle over bread, covering each piece of bread. Dot with butter.

Bake for 30 – 40 minutes or until golden brown and bread is no longer mushy at the bottom. Remove from oven.

Drizzle with maple syrup and dust with powdered sugar. Cut into squares and serve.

Serves 6 to 8.

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