This has been a Christmas morning go to for me for years now. I mix it up in the evening and pop it in the fridge. In the morning I move it to the oven and it makes the house smell amazing as we snuggle and enjoy opening out last advent calendar day, celebrate Jesus coming into the world, and peek in stockings, and exchange gifts. If I’m fancy I’ll pop some bacon or snausage in the oven too and we have an easy and wholesome, delicious breakfast waiting for us when we’re ready.
This is so easy and looks special and beautiful and tastes absolutely delicious. It will serve a crowd easily. The recipe is pretty foolproof as any French toast really is not a science. Have fun, choose some nourishing ingredients, and enjoy!
- Grease or line a casserole dish or rimmed pan with parchment paper
- Cut up a loaf of your favorite bread into cubes.
- Put the bread in the dish.
- Whisk up 8-10ish eggs with a splash of vanilla, pinch or so of salt, some ceylon cinnamon, a glug of maple syrup and a splash of your favorite milk.
- Pour the egg mix over your bread. Give it a little zhuzh to combine.
- Top with fresh or frozen berries.
Let sit for a good 30+ minutes for the bread to soak up the egg mixture. I like to make this at night. Cover and pop in the fridge.
When you’re ready to bake, move the covered dish to a 350° oven for 45ish minutes. Remove the cover for the last 15-20 minutes to toast the top. Top with dollops of pastured butter and dust with powdered sugar and serve warm.