Baked Cranberry French Toast

This is another breakfast that can be prepared the night before and baked first thing in the morning during all of the...
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Danielle Walker

This is another breakfast that can be prepared the night before and baked first thing in the morning during all of the hustle and bustle. Everyone will be thrilled to eat this warm and sweet French toast casserole! If it’s Christmas Day, everyone’s minds will be on the presents until this dish hits the table.

This recipe is courtesy of Danielle Walker founder of www.againstallgrain.com

Ingredients

  • Butter, for greasing pan
  • loaf bread, sliced into twelve slices
  • 1 1/2  Cup  full-fat coconut milk
  • 1 1/2  Cup  cashew or almond milk
  • 1/3  Cup  Grade B maple syrup
  • large eggs
  • 3  Teaspoons  vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2  Teaspoon  ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2  Teaspoon  ground nutmeg
  • 2  Cups  fresh cranberries

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Grease the bottom and sides of a 9 by 12 baking dish.

Place the bread in the dish, slightly overlapping each piece.

Whisk together the coconut milk, almond milk, maple syrup, eggs, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Pour the mixture over the bread then scatter the cranberries all around.

Cover and bake for 30 minutes. Uncover and bake for an additional 30 minutes.

Make Ahead Tip: Prepare steps 2-4 up to 12 hours in advance. Store in the refrigerator and bake when ready.

Cranberry Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Cranberry Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.