Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Easter Brunch Recipe - Baked French Toast

This past Christmas my Granny gave me the best gift ever - a recipe book filled with her recipes. She added notes of where she got the recipes, and when she has used the brought my to tears. I was browsing through it this weekend, looking for recipes I'd like to try this week. The first one I picked was Baked French Toast. Sounds kind of amazing right? And I think it would be perfect for Easter brunch next weekend!

1 loaf Kings Hawaiian Bread, cut into 1-inch cubes
1 8 oz. package cream cheese, softened
5 eggs
2 c milk
1/2 c maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
Place cubed bread cubes into a greased 9x13x2 inch pan.Beat the cream cheese until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well. Mix in remaining ingredients until blended. Pour mixture over bread. Press bread into the liquid. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
Next morning, bake uncovered at 350 degrees about 40 minutes, or until knife inserted comes out clean. Let cool for 30 minutes before eating.

We topped ours with butter and powdered sugar. Yum! And since it sits in the fridge overnight, there's really NO work in the morning. Always a bonus. Enjoy! xo JA


  1. Nomnomnom! I am definitely going to give this recipe a try! I can't believe how simple it is to make :) Thanks for sharing!

  2. I'm eating lunch right now, but this sure does look good!!! I'm a big fan of french toast so I have to try this! =)

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  3. I totally need to try this recipe! French test is my favorite, and it reminds me of my dad because it was what he always fixed me for breakfast when I was a little girl

  4. WOW. This looks and sounds so wonderful. I want some now.

  5. Awww, that's such a nice gift. :) And I've never made french toast before, I think I should really start my french toast journey with this recipe, it looks delicious. :)


  6. Yummm this looks amazing! Brunch food is my favorite (although I can never make it to actual brunch time to eat...have to have my official breakfast :) We had Easter brunch for the first time last year and it was awesome. I'm hoping to someday have a collection of recipes to pass down to my family too!

  7. ooo this looks absolutely delicious! I have to try this soon.

  8. It's all about the King's Hawaiian Bread.... isn't that stuff amazing??? I have to try this recipe! YUM!

  9. Ahhh!!!! My mom always makes French toast with Hawaiian sweet bread and it's the best ever! I can never eat it any other way. But baked? I'll definitely have to try this!

  10. um, that looks amazing! yes please!

  11. looks delicious. i will totally be making this tomorrow morning:)


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