Holiday Morning French Toast

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Christmas is less than a week away and I’m really looking forward to seeing my people…and eating this special breakfast on Christmas morning!!  In fact, I may have to make 2 pans of this awesomely good french toast casserole because our family is growing!  My kids look forward to having this every Christmas- it’s a crowd pleaser!!!

** MAKE THIS THE NIGHT BEFORE SERVING**

Do you want to know a secret??  The secret to serving this dish is to flip it over on the plate so you can see all of the beautiful plumped up craisins and apples!  I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!!!

Holiday Morning French Toast
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Serves: 6-8
 
A yummy apple, cinnamon and craisin french toast dish that you make the day ahead to serve to your loved ones!!
Ingredients
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup melted butter
  • 3 teaspoons of cinnamon (divided)
  • 3 granny smith apples, peeled, cored and sliced
  • ½ cup dried cranberries (craisins)
  • 1 loaf of french bread, cut in 1 inch slices
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1½ cup milk
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla
Instructions
  1. In a 9x13 pan, combine brown sugar, melted butter, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  2. Put apples and craisins on top
  3. Sprinkle with 2 teaspoons of cinnamon
  4. Top with bread slices.
  5. Mix eggs, milk and vanilla until well blended- and pour over bread
  6. Refrigerate overnight
  7. Bake, covered at 375 for 40 minutes, then uncovered for 15 minutes more.
  8. Let sit for 10 minutes before serving
  9. When serving, flip over onto plate so apples are on top!

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