French Toast Casserole {Secret Recipe Club Reveal}

Feb 03

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I love the beginning of the month. Why you ask? Well, it’s because of the Secret Recipe Club. SRC members get matched with another blogger, but you don’t know who that person is until the Reveal Day. This month, I was matched with Anna from bcmom’s kitchen.

I love the into on her blog: “In this age of fast food and busy schedules, it seems almost a thing of the past. I have worked to find recipes which are not only good, but EASY! A lot of the recipes here can be prepared ahead of time. That way you can do the work when you have the time instead of waiting until the dinner hour when things seem to be most hectic. Most of these recipes use ingredients you should already have on hand. So check your pantry and GET COOKING!! “

Good, but easy cooking- I’M IN!

With the snow day last week, I thought a brekfast casserole would be just the ticket, and this French Toast Casserole did not disappoint. It was scrumptious and the perfect way to start a lazy day at home :)

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Of course, this was serving one. We definitely went back for round two!

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Ingredients

  • 12 slices wheat bread
  • 8 oz reduced-fat cream cheese, cubed
  • 2 tbs sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 dozen eggs
  • 2 cups skim milk
  • 1/3 cup light syrup
  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 1.5 hours
  • Servings: 8
  • Difficulty: easy

Directions

Spray a 9x13 casserole dish with cooking spray, and then line with half of the cubed bread. Next, drop the cream cheese over the bread.

In a small bowl, mix sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle half of it over cream cheese and bread. Layer the rest of the bread and then sprinkle the sugar and cinnamon over the entire casserole so far.

In another (larger) bowl, mix eggs, milk, and syrup. Beat well, and pour over the casserole, making sure it seems into all the edges. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

The next morning, remove the casserole from the fridge a half hour before cooking. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Bake for 40 minutes covered, and then ten minutes uncovered.

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Serve with even more syrup on top!

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Comments: 37

  1. Lisa~~ Feb 03 at 12:15 am Reply

    Your casserole is perfect for a snowy morning. For our snowy day and for my SRC assignment, I made your Garlic seafood in coconut milk and it was a big hit, thanks for a delicious recipe.

  2. Sweet as Sugar Cookies Feb 03 at 12:15 am Reply

    Mmm, definitely a perfect breakfast for a cold wintery morning.

  3. angela@spinachtiger Feb 03 at 12:17 am Reply

    I would go back for round 2 myself. YUM.

  4. Jane, The Heritage Cook Feb 03 at 2:11 am Reply

    Ahhhhh, how I would love to wake up to the aroma of this baking! One of my all time favorites, I’m going to have to figure out how to make it with gluten-free bread now. My mouth is watering!!

  5. Leigh Feb 03 at 5:48 am Reply

    mmm..I can just imagine the smell of that dish wafting through the kitchen – delicious.

  6. Anna Feb 03 at 8:17 am Reply

    I’m glad you liked it! Sounds like you made it a bit healthier, and it was still good. I haven’t made this in ages, but I did make another version of a baked French Toast for this month’s SRC assignment. What a coincidence!

  7. Amanda E Feb 03 at 9:24 am Reply

    Huge fan of French Toast Casseroles, amazing smell and fantastic taste!

  8. sarah k @ the pajama chef Feb 03 at 8:42 pm Reply

    you can’t go wrong with french toast! what a great recipe :)

  9. Sawsan@ Chef in disguise Feb 04 at 3:15 pm Reply

    That would be the perfect way to start a snowy day!
    The smell alone must have been heavenly

  10. April @ Angels Homestead Feb 05 at 11:01 pm Reply

    Surprise! Your recipe will be featured on the SRC site next week on Wednesday. Come grab one of our new featured badges from the “Grab a Button” page if you’d like!

    April

    • Elizabeth Feb 09 at 8:20 pm Reply

      Yay- thanks April :)

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  12. Robin (Masshole Mommy) Feb 18 at 4:54 pm Reply

    Oh now this is just plain AWESOME!!! I definitley want to try making this one!

  13. Any Desrosiers Feb 18 at 4:56 pm Reply

    This looks like such a delicious recipe!! Gosh I miss the days before having to cook gluten free!

  14. Jen V Feb 18 at 5:02 pm Reply

    I bet the cream cheese makes this extra rich! I will have to make this for a weekend breakfast some time.

  15. Jennifer B Feb 18 at 5:04 pm Reply

    This looks so good! I think it would be nice to have on Sunday mornings!

  16. Debbie Denny Feb 18 at 5:38 pm Reply

    That is a fantastic idea. My granddaughter loves French toast all kinds of ways.

  17. Pam Feb 18 at 7:48 pm Reply

    I have been craving French Toast and this casserole looks even better than plain French Toast!

  18. Cyndie Feb 18 at 8:00 pm Reply

    Looks like a great casserole. I am pinning this one for sure.

  19. AMY Feb 18 at 8:49 pm Reply

    Oh my-french toast casserole?!?!?! I never thought to do this! I am adding this to our sunday morning brunch! I met adding a little cardamom would give it a little kick too!

  20. Shauan Feb 18 at 9:00 pm Reply

    We have one that we make every Christmas, but it doesn’t have cream cheese… this looks delicious

  21. Elizabeth Towns Feb 18 at 9:55 pm Reply

    I will have to make this for a weekend breakfast some time. It looks awesomely amazing!

  22. Beeb Ashcroft Feb 18 at 9:59 pm Reply

    That looks amazing! This would be perfect to serve when I have guests,because I wouldn’t have to worry about how to make all the toast in the frying pan at the same time. YUM!

  23. Amanda Feb 18 at 10:08 pm Reply

    Oh my! This looks so, so, so yummy! Perfect for weekends! I am pinning this!

  24. DawnC Feb 18 at 10:14 pm Reply

    I need to make this. I bet my family would love it. Book marking it now!

  25. Aly Mashrah Feb 18 at 10:16 pm Reply

    That looks delicious! I can’t wait to try it out sometime.

  26. Sandra Feb 18 at 10:28 pm Reply

    I love French toast and baked – well makes it even better! Thanks for sharing!

  27. Mama to 5 BLessings Feb 18 at 10:51 pm Reply

    sounds like a fun club, what a great concept!

  28. Wendy @ ABCs and Garden Peas Feb 18 at 11:09 pm Reply

    French toast is one of my big guilty pleasures, and I love breakfast casseroles. Yay for leftovers!

  29. Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell Feb 18 at 11:26 pm Reply

    No wonder y’all went back for seconds. This sounds just delicious!

  30. Robyn Feb 19 at 12:52 am Reply

    Sounds delicious. I love french toast.

  31. Lois Alter Mark Feb 19 at 12:55 am Reply

    That sounds amazing! Forget about going back for seconds — I think we’d all be going back for fourths!

  32. Carlee C Feb 19 at 4:35 am Reply

    It looks so good and you are really making me hungry. I want to make this for my family because the kids LOVE French Toast!

  33. Terin Garrett Feb 19 at 8:17 am Reply

    Oh my gosh, this looks delicious!!

  34. chrishelle ebner Feb 19 at 8:30 am Reply

    I will definitely be trying this french toast casserole for our next brunch. Looks easy to make, but sounds absolutely decadent. I think cream cheese makes everything better.

  35. Janeane Davis Feb 19 at 2:49 pm Reply

    I have never heard of a French toast casserole. You really can learn something new every day if you try.

  36. Claudia Krusch Feb 19 at 9:30 pm Reply

    It looks so yummy! Can I come over for breakfast?

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