I am definitely an eggs and bacon kind of gal. If we are at a diner, I always go for for the biscuits and gravy with sunny side up eggs instead of the big stack of pancakes. But, I’ll aways be the first to steal a bite of said pancakes because they end up coming to the table and look so darn good! No matter how much of a savory person you are, everyone loves a good sweet treat every once in a while - especially when it’s breakfast in bed! With Valentine’s Day coming up, I thought I would share one of my favorite breakfasts when I’m feeling something on the sweeter side, this French Toast Bake. I’m usually not a huge French toast fan. I’m sure you’ve had it once or twice in your life when it was too eggy and it grossed you out a little…. am I right? Well my friends, this is definitely not the case here. It starts with sourdough cubes covered in an egg vanilla cream custard and soaked overnight until it’s baked into submission the next morning! The brown sugar crumb butter topping makes it perfectly crisp on top - and the addition of tart fresh berries balances the sweetness perfectly.
Whether it’s Valentine’s Day, a cozy weekend at home, brunch with friends, or you’re hosting your family, this is the coziest breakfast treat I have in my arsenal :)
French Toast Bake
-loaf sourdough bread
- 8 eggs
- 2 cup milk
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup butter cold, cut into pieces
What to do
Cut sourdough loaf into cubes and place evenly in a greased pan - I use a glass pie dish or a 9 x13 pan.
In a bowl, mix together eggs, milk, heavy cream, sugar and vanilla. Pour evenly over bread.
Cover your dish with plastic wrap or foil and refrigerate overnight.
Mix together flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt in a medium bowl.
Cut in butter with this mixture until crumbly and place in a Ziploc bag and refrigerate overnight as well.
Take pan and Ziploc out when ready to bake. Sprinkle topping mixture evenly over the bread
Bake at 350 for 45 minutes to 1 hour depending on how soft you like it and the top is golden.