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Strawberries and Cream French Toast Bake

Strawberries and Cream French Toast Bake, is an amazing make-ahead breakfast or brunch recipe that is sure to wow! Thick slices of brioche are placed in a casserole dish, and covered in a generous pour of a cinnamon, brown sugar custard with dollops of strawberry cream cheese between! Topped with fresh strawberries, powdered sugar and maple syrup this is the perfect breakfast or brunch recipe for champs!

Strawberries and Cream French Toast Bake

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Strawberries and Cream French Toast Bake, is an amazing make-ahead breakfast or brunch recipe that is sure to wow! Thick slices of brioche are placed in a casserole dish, and covered in a generous pour of a cinnamon, brown sugar custard with dollops of strawberry cream cheese between! Topped with fresh strawberries, powdered sugar and maple syrup this is the perfect breakfast or brunch recipe for champs!

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Strawberries and Cream French Toast Bake

It’s your classic french toast recipe, but make it strawberries and cream with all the fixings! This recipe is absolutely delicious and perfect for breakfast, brunch and even a late night dessert or snack. You can make this recipe ahead of time, which saves time the next day and also yields the best results. Serve this dish for friends and family and it’s sure to be a winner.

Here are some other reasons why I love this Strawberries and Cream French Toast Bake recipe:

  • Easy make-ahead breakfast or brunch which means more time sleeping in the next morning or spending time with family and friends
  • Very easy to customize to your preferences – if you prefer other fruits and toppings feel free to swap it out
  • Filling, delicious, and enjoyable meal to start the day

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How to Make Strawberries and Cream French Toast Bake

Prep Dish & Make Custard – lightly grease an oven safe 9″×13″ baking dish with butter. In a large mixing bowl, beat together eggs then add milk, pure vanilla extract, salt, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, brown sugar and set aside.

Arrange, Assemble & Refrigerate – arrange bread in brick layer style, until prepared dish is full. Pour egg mixture over bread, ensuring a even distribution. Cover tightly with foil or plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 3-4 hours to soak up the custard mixture, or overnight for the best results.

Add Strawberry Cream – in a separate bowl, add cream cheese and strawberry jam, mix until combined. Using a spatula or spoon, add heaping dollops of cream cheese mixture unevenly between slices.

Bake & Serve – place in oven and bake, covered, for 30 minutes then uncover and continue to bake for an additional 20-30 minutes, or until golden brown and center/bottom is firm. Remove from oven when done and top with powdered/icing sugar, fresh strawberries, maple syrup as desired and enjoy!

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Strawberries and Cream French Toast Bake Recipe Tips and Notes

  • Day-old crusty bread, brioche or challah bread is best for french toast casseroles. You can slice it up and let it sit out the day prior.
  • For the milk, you can use whatever milk you prefer however whole or 3.25% milk is best. Lower fat or skim milk will lead to less rich tasting bake.
  • When mixing the custard, the dried spices (cinnamon and nutmeg) will float to the top. Before pouring over bread, ensure mixture is well combined.
  • When ready to bake, preheat oven to 375°F (190°C) and remove dish from refrigerator allowing to sit on countertop for 20 – 30 minutes before baking to take the chill off (especially if left overnight).

Grab the Strawberries and Cream French Toast Bake Grocery List (Screenshot The Recipe Ingredients Below)!

Brioche, Challah, or French Bread
Eggs
Milk (3.25% (whole) or 2%)
Pure Vanilla Extract
Salt
Ground Cinnamon
Ground Nutmeg
Brown Sugar
Cream Cheese
Pure Strawberry Jam
Fresh Strawberries
Powdered/Icing (Confectioners) Sugar
Maple Syrup
Whipped Cream
Butter

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Strawberries and Cream French Toast Bake

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Breakfast & Brunch, Desserts & Treats
By Taneisha Morris Serves: 6 people
Prep Time: 25 minutes Cooking Time: 60 minutes Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes

Strawberries and Cream French Toast Bake, is an amazing make-ahead breakfast or brunch recipe that is sure to wow! Thick slices of brioche are placed in a casserole dish, and covered in a generous pour of a cinnamon, brown sugar custard with dollops of strawberry cream cheese between! Topped with fresh strawberries, powdered sugar and maple syrup this is the perfect breakfast or brunch recipe for champs!

Ingredients

  • 1 loaf Brioche, Challah, or French Bread, sliced about 2" thick
  • 7 Eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups, Milk (3.25% or 2%)
  • 3 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup Brown Sugar, packed
  • 1 (8oz/226g) full-fat block Cream Cheese, softened to room temperature
  • 1/3 cup Pure Strawberry Jam
  • 1 cup Fresh Strawberries, sliced or chopped for serving
  • Powdered/Icing (Confectioners) Sugar, as desired to dust
  • Maple Syrup, as desired to serve
  • Whipped Cream, as desired to serve
  • Butter, for greasing

Instructions

1

Lightly grease an oven safe 9"×13" baking dish with butter.

2

In a large mixing bowl, beat together eggs then add milk, pure vanilla extract, salt, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, brown sugar and set aside.

3

Arrange bread in brick layer style, until prepared dish is full. Pour egg mixture over bread, ensuring a even distribution. Cover tightly with foil or plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 3-4 hours to soak up the custard mixture, or overnight for the best results.

4

When ready to bake, preheat oven to 375°F (190°C) and remove dish from refrigerator allowing to sit on countertop for 20 - 30 minutes before baking to take the chill off (especially if left overnight).

5

In a separate bowl, add cream cheese and strawberry jam, mix until combined. Using a spatula or spoon, add heaping dollops of cream cheese mixture unevenly between slices.

6

Place in oven and bake, covered, for 30 minutes then uncover and continue to bake for an additional 20-30 minutes, or until golden brown and center/bottom is firm. Remove from oven when done and top with powdered/icing sugar, fresh strawberries, maple syrup as desired and enjoy!

Strawberries and Cream French Toast Bake

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