Baked French Toast
Cool, crisp autumn mornings call for cozy, warm brunches. We've been waiting oh-so-long for this weather. While I love summer, there's just something about getting together with friends and family over brunch when it's a little brisk outside.
Enjoying good conversation over a steaming cup of coffee and a full plate of food is just what the season calls for. One of the easiest ways to prepare for this and please the whole crowd is by whipping up a batch of this Baked French Toast the night before your event. Guess that means you can hit the snooze button once or twice in the morning!
This recipe has been the highlight of many a bridal or baby shower brunch served alongside fresh fruit, scrambled egg casserole, and fresh cinnamon rolls. I forgot how easy it was to make! Since French toast is already my husband's favorite breakfast, making this baked version quite possibly may become our Saturday morning tradition.
This time, I doubled the recipe and used a jelly roll pan. I ended up having to cut two slices in half to squeeze in the cracks on the tray. Those slices are perfect for taste-testing. :)
My tip for you...
Pay special attention to the notes section to account for extra baking time if needed. With such a simple and quick-to-prepare recipe, giving it a few more minutes in the oven is totally worth it!
I love how food plays such an integral part in many of our traditions and family memories. What new traditions are you starting?