Eggnog French Toast Casserole


🎄LG,BE’s 12 Days of Christmas
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DAY 12

Christmas morning is covered, friends. The best part about overnight casseroles like this one is that your breakfast is pretty much 90% done — all you have to do is pop it in the oven as soon as you crawl out of your cozy bed on Christmas morning.

By the time you’re all sitting around the tree opening presents and have had your cup of Irish coffee, steaming hot chocolate, or morning mimosa to get you in the mood, this bread-pudding riff-off will be exactly what you need to keep the excitement going the rest of the day.

INGREDIENTS

For the casserole (will feed about 5-6 people):

  • 1/2 of crusty sourdough bread, cut into bite-sized pieces.
    if your sourdough is a day or two old, even better
  • 5 eggs, beaten
  • 1 and 3/4 cup of prepared eggnog
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp of cinnamon

For the crumble:

  • 1/3 cup of melted unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup of all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup of brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp of white sugar
  • 1/2 tsp of ground cardamom
  • 1/2 tsp of cinnamon

This first part of the recipe should be done the evening before you plan to eat this yummy casserole.

In a medium bowl, combine the eggs, prepared eggnog, the vanilla, and cinnamon and whisk together until frothy. Set aside or in the fridge until ready to use. Grease a 9×9 square pan (will serve at least 5-6 people) and place all of your cut sourdough pieces inside the dish.

Take the egg mixture and pour it slowly over all of the crusty bits of bread. Be sure to press down and ensure all pieces are moistened.

Next for the crumble, combine all ingredients until they turn into a sand-like paste that can be squished between your fingers and hold its shape. Distribute over the entire casserole and then cover with aluminum foil and place in the fridge overnight.

In the morning, remove the foil and bake in a 350ºF preheated for about 45-50 minutes, until the top is crispy, browned, and smells like absolute heaven in the kitchen.

Top with powdered sugar, some berries of choice and some warm maple syrup and dig in guys!
Peace and good eats, friends. – A❁
P.S Stay tuned for the final blog post later today as I say my farewell for the end of 2021.

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