Monday, June 13, 2011

The Secret Recipe Club: French Toast Casserole

I'm excited to say this is my first month particpating in The Secret Recipe Club! I was pursuing other food blogs last month and saw a few were participating in this club. I immediately thought, perfect - just what I need.

My first assignment: Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker's blog. The blog is all about family recipes, frugal tips and the occassional random post. After reading further into the blog, Kristen has an amazing history of cooking and baking! I loved all of her Saturday Stories and feeling part of her family.

For my secret recipe, I chose Kristen's French Toast Casserole. We're pretty simple when it comes to breakfast (eggs, bagels, toast, etc.) and I usually stick to things that take less than 10 minutes. I can't complain about this recipe though - it took 10 minutes to throw together and then I had enough time to drink a cup of coffee while it baked.  I didn't have any leftover bread, so I bought a discounted loaf of cinnamon raisin bread while shopping on Friday night.

4 cups torn bread
4 eggs
1 cup milk
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 tsp cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a greased cassrole dish, add the torn pieces of bread. In a small bowl, combine the eggs, milk, maple syrup and cinnamon. Pour the egg mixture of the bread. Kristin sprinkles the cinnamon on top, but I wanted to incorporate mine into the bread.

Bake for 35 minutes or until top is crispy and the egg is fully cooked. Spoon into bowls and add your favorite topping. We just added a little more maple syrup. Delish!

Want to join The Secret Recipe club? Stop by Amanda's Cookin' and join the club!

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