I’ve made no secret of the fact that breakfast has always been a favorite for me. Whether it be sweet or savory, quick or laborous, a tiny meal or a huge spread – breakfast is rarely a thing that I skip on each day.
With a family my size, however, I often have to find alternative ways to enjoy the traditional breakfast without standing over the stove for hours flipping pancakes, omelets, or French Toast. Previously, I’ve shared my delicious Savory Breakfast Casserole, which is basically an omelette in casserole form. Easy to prepare ahead of time, and just pop in the oven first thing in the morning. It’s perfect for guests or even on busy holiday mornings.
Now I’ve created the perfect alternative to that savory casserole – a delicious, sweet and fruit-laden French Toast… in casserole form. Complete with streusel topping! There’s layers of French bread, and between each layer sweet cinnamon apples can be found. All topped with strawberries and streusel. The taste is similar to an apple pie with a strawberry twist, something your whole family will be sure to love.
This would be delicious served with a dusting of powdered sugar, maple syrup, strawberry or other fruit flavored syrups or even whipped cream! If you serve it soon after pulling it out of the oven the streusel topping will have a toasted feel, which is super delicious. It’s almost better the next day as well, the bread stiffens a bit and the topping softens a little into sweet buttery goodness. Either way you serve it, it’s sure to be a hit!
French Toast Casserole Ingredients:
- 2 medium apples, peeled and thinly sliced
- cinnamon sugar (2 teaspoons cinnamon + 1/4 teaspoon granulated sugar)
- 6 large eggs
- 1 cup half and half
- 1 cup milk
- 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 load French bread, sliced
- 2 cups sliced strawberries
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 stick butter (1/2 cup)