Cookin' It Up: Baked Cranberry French Toast
I made something delicious! Not only was it fully edible, my mom even said: "Emily, I think this is the best thing you've made so far." We ate it on Sunday night before the Golden Globes! Prepare yourselves. This is a good one.
The kitchen mess.
Ready to bake.
Ready to eat.
Four yummy pieces remain for leftovers!
4 oz cream cheese (cubed)
3-4 cups of bread (cubed) - I used a very hearty homemade wheat bread I got as a gift
1 cup almond milk
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup dried cranberries
Combine the cubed bread, the cubed cream cheese, and the cranberries. Place them into a pan. I never pay much attention to pan size, but that would probably be good, huh?
Next, mix up the eggs, almond milk, maple syrup, and cinnamon. Add them to the bread/cream cheese/cranberry mix. Let it sit in the fridge for a few hours or even overnight.
Then bake at 350 for at least 40 minutes (up to 1 hour). It is very delicious, and one piece is quite filling. I recommend using a dense bread for this recipe. If you are using a regular store loaf, you will probably need to use a bit more bread. Either way, I think you'll like it! Serve with a little maple syrup. Obviously real maple syrup is preferred, but I used Aunt Jemima and it was great.
On Monday I had one piece for breakfast and another for lunch! It makes for very delicious leftovers heated up for 40 seconds in the microwave.
Enjoy, my friends! And have a great day. If you have a special online recipe recommendation, please leave a comment with the link!
Posted by Emily Carson