Oven Baked French Toast for Dinner

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I was so excited to get to use I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter! to create a Breakfast After Dark recipe. Breakfast After Dark sounds all mysterious and romantic, but I’m just embracing the fact that I was serving breakfast and then putting my kids to bed!I don’t know about you, but I love making breakfast for dinner; my kids love it, and after a long day, it is the perfect no stress meal.

Yesterday, we had a house full of sick kids (well, not full, but 3/5 kids down does not make for a good day!). Thankfully, our kids are still good natured, even when they’re not feeling 100%.

After doing many, many, many loads of laundry, I wasn’t really in the mood to put together a Sunday roast, and so breakfast for dinner it was. My kids were so excited (except for Ben, because he was on a crackers only diet!) at the prospect of a fancy breakfast for supper.

This dinner is amazingly easy and delicious. The beauty of baked french toast is that you can sit down and eat with everyone else at the table because you’re not standing over a hot stove flipping slices of bread. I used challah bread, and then I topped it with an I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter! cinnamon streusel. I think most people are used to using I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter! from the tub, as a spread, but it also comes in sticks, and works wonderfully in baked recipes. I can’t even describe how amazing this smelled while it was baking.

The prep for this recipe is under 10 minutes, and since this bakes for 45 minutes, you have plenty of time to cook some sausage and cut up some fruit.  If you want to serve this for a traditional breakfast, you can put the whole thing together the night before and then bake it in the morning. Obviously, that means you can also put it together in the morning and bake it in the evening!

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Oven Baked French Toast With Streusel Topping

Ingredients:

  • 1 Loaf Challah Bread
  • 4 x eggs
  • 1 c. Cream
  • 1 c. Milk
  • 1/2 tsp. Cinnamon
  • dash of Salt
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla
  • 1/2 c. I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter (plus more for greasing the baking dish)
  • 1 c. Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. Cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp. Flour

Instructions:

  1. Grease a 9×13 baking dish with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter.
  2. Mix the eggs, milk, cream, 1/2 tsp. of cinnamon, salt and vanilla in a large mixing bowl. Beat until well mixed.
  3. Cut the bread into 1 inch thick slices.
  4. Dip bread in the egg mixture and then place upright in the baking dish.
  5. When all the bread is in the baking dish, pour any leftover egg mixure over the bread.
  6. To make the streusel, combine the 1/2 cup I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter with the brown sugar, 1/2 tsp. cinnamon, and flour.  Use a pastry blender to make pea sized crumbs.
  7. Sprinkle the streusel over the sliced bread.
  8. Bake in a 350º oven for 10 minutes, then reduce the heat to 325º for 35 minutes.

 

 

Oven Baked French Toast for Dinner
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Oven Baked French Toast With Streusel Topping
Ingredients
  • 1 Loaf Challah Bread
  • 4 x eggs
  • 1 c. Cream
  • 1 c. Milk
  • ½ tsp. Cinnamon
  • dash of Salt
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla
  • ½ c. I Can't Believe It's Not Butter (plus more for greasing the baking dish)
  • 1 c. Brown Sugar
  • ½ tsp. Cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp. Flour
Instructions
  1. Grease a 9x13 baking dish with I Can't Believe It's Not Butter.
  2. Mix the eggs, milk, cream, ½ tsp. of cinnamon, salt and vanilla in a large mixing bowl. Beat until well mixed.
  3. Cut the bread into 1 inch thick slices.
  4. Dip bread in the egg mixture and then place upright in the baking dish.
  5. When all the bread is in the baking dish, pour any leftover egg mixure over the bread.
  6. To make the streusel, combine the ½ cup I Can't Believe It's Not Butter with the brown sugar, ½ tsp. cinnamon, and flour.  Use a pastry blender to make pea sized crumbs.
  7. Sprinkle the streusel over the sliced bread.
  8. Bake in a 350º oven for 10 minutes, then reduce the heat to 325º for 35 minutes.

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4 Comments

  1. OH YUM, Sarah!!!! We love making breakfast for dinner (French Toast is always a hit), but mine is never that fancy!

     
  2. This looks absolutely amazing! I have tons of family coming in this weekend and this will be perfect!

     
  3. Oh my gosh, yum yum yum.

     
  4. This looks incredible!