We eat a LOT of food at the in laws house.
Certainly no lack of calories consumed on December 25th EVER and it always starts bright and early.
This year I decided to help out the cause by adding a little french toast bake that I like to make in advance and pop in the oven to have a great weekend brekkie (its perfect for hectic Christmas mornings).
Ensuring to make a small portion as we have other breakfast options this meal is great for 4 or 8!
You will need:
1 crusty baguette
1 1/2 c. half and half cream
1/2 c. 1% milk
couple teaspoons brown sugar
2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 c. maple syrup
2 c. fresh blueberries
1 pkg. cream cheese, cubed
Cut your baguette into cubes. Mix the cream, eggs, milk and cinnamon together with the maple syrup.
Using a 9x9 dish make sure to butter it on all sides. Place half of the bread on the bottom, dot with half the cream cheese cubes and half of the blueberries.
Pour half of the egg mixture on top. I like to push down the bread to soak in before starting with the next layer.
Put a layer of tin foil over top and place in the refrigerator overnight.
Preheat your oven to 350F and bake for about 45min - 1 hour.
You will know when its done when it puffs up and is set in the middle.
Enjoy!! Serve with maple syrup or blueberry syrup!
We listened to: Rod Stewart's Merry Christmas Baby CD while enjoying our meal :)