A Girl & A Garnish

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A thirty-something’s adventure through the wild world of food.

French Toast Casserole

French Toast Casserole

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One of my favorite breakfast meals growing up was French Toast. I'm sure it was because of the sugary sweetness in French Toast, so it felt a little rebellious to have dessert first thing in the morning. As an "adult" I still have a love for French toast, but like to mix it up from time to time so I don't bore myself of my breakfast staple. This French Toast casserole recipe takes minimal effort but delivers maximum flavor.IMG_7373Ingredients:- 1/2 loaf (1/2 lb.) whole wheat French bread- 4 eggs- 1 1/2 cups almond milk- 2 tsp. granulated sugar- 2 tsp. brown sugar- 1 tsp. vanilla extract- 1/4 tsp. saltTopping:- 2 tbsp. butter,  cut into cubes- 1 1/2 tbsp. granulated sugar- 1/2 tbsp. brown sugar- 1 tsp. ground cinnamon- 1 tsp. nutmeg- maple syrup, optionalPrep time: 10 mins - Chill time: Overnight (at least 8 hours) - Bake time: 45 minsDirections:1. Cut bread into 1 inch cubes. Spread evenly into a 9" x 13" baking pan.2. In a large bowl, whisk eggs, milk, sugar, brown sugar, vanilla, and salt. Pour egg mixture over bread.IMG_73814. Cover and refrigerate overnight - or at least 8 hours. After chilling, remove pan from fridge and let it sit for 30 minutes.5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a small bowl, combine cinnamon, nutmeg, sugar, & brown sugar until well mixed.IMG_73876. Spread butter cubes on top of mixture, then drizzle with syrup (optional). Lastly, sprinkle with cinnamon sugar mixture. Bake for 45 - 50 minutes, until golden brown.IMG_7391 (1)7. Remove from oven, let stand for 5 minutes, & enjoy your French Toast casserole!IMG_7404 Happy brunchin'!XO,G&G

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Foodie Travels: Philadelphia

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