Start the day with a comforting and tasty baked French toast breakfast casserole. This recipe is out of this world delicious. And while it might be more on the “ISH” side, it checks all the boxes.
Loaded with melted chocolate chips, cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla, this casserole is something the entire family will love. So, pour a hot cup of coffee, cozy up in your favorite chair and enjoy a warm bowl of this amazing casserole.
What makes it Healthyish?
Cinnamon has a lot of heath benefits. It’s known to lower blood sugar levels and reduce inflammation in the body. Plus, it is packed with healthful antioxidants.
Nutmeg is great for our bodies as well. It’s known to aid digestion, strengthen cognitive function, and even improve our skin health.
So, let’s get this recipe started!
Baked French Toast Casserole
- baking dish
- mixing bowl
- 10-12 slices of stale bread
- 3 large eggs
- 1 ¼ cup almond milk
- 1 tablespoon vanilla flavor
- ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- ½ tablespoon ground cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
- ¼ cup chocolate chips
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
- Grab a 4-inch x 8-inch baking dish and spray it with baking spray.
- Line the baking dish with your stale bread standing it upwards like a loaf of bread would look.
- ** The bread needs to be about 1 inch thick and very very stale. I let mine sit out overnight on a baking try to make sure it really dries out. This is the key to a delicious casserole. **
- In a large mixing bowl combine the almond milk, eggs, vanilla extract, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, dark brown sugar and blend well. You really want to make sure that the spices mix into the liquids.
- Gently pour the liquid mixture over the bread, making sure to spoon some of the liquid in-between the slices. Once settled over and in-between the bread, the liquid should be about 1/3rd or halfway up the inside of the dish.
- Top with chocolate chips, cover with foil and bake for 35 – 40 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for an additional 5 minutes uncovered so the top gets brown and the chocolate chips melt into the dish!
- Serve with powdered sugar maple syrup or fresh banana slices.
Author: Sarah Thomas-DrawbaughSarah Thomas-Drawbaugh is a recipe developer and creator of the brand, Healthyish Foods®. Sarah makes plant-based, fish and chicken recipes that are simple and delicious. Her work can be seen in Healthy-ish by Bon Appetit and Bon Appetit Magazine (digital), Women’s Health Magazine (digital) and Mind Body Green. Sarah is a Pittsburgh, PA native but currently lives in Vail, Colorado with her husband, Dan and rescue dog, Graci!