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Baked french toast with fresh strawberries.
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5 from 3 votes

Strawberry Baked French Toast

French toast casserole with fresh strawberries, cream cheese and a touch of cinnamon.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Resting Time before baking15 mins
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 461kcal
Author: Kathy

Ingredients

  • 1 loaf French Bread cubed
  • 10 eggs
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 8 ounces cream cheese cubed
  • 1 pound strawberries sliced

Topping

  • 2 Tablespoons powdered sugar

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Lightly grease a 9 x 13" baking dish
  • Combine eggs, milk cream, sugar, vanilla and cinnamon together
    10 eggs, 2 cups whole milk, ½ cup heavy cream, ¼ cup sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla, 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • Layer on third of the bread in baking dish. Add a third of the strawberries and cream cheese.
    1 loaf French Bread, 1 pound strawberries, 8 ounces cream cheese
  • Repeat until all bread, strawberries and cream cheese are used. Your baking dish will be over filled. You can push down slightly to contain.
  • Carefully pour egg mixture over entire casserole. Try to cover each piece of bread
  • Let casserole sit for at least 15 minutes so bread can absorb the liquid.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 55-60 minutes.
  • Sprinkle with powdered sugar before serving
    2 Tablespoons powdered sugar

Notes

Variations

Make this breakfast french toast your own by using your favorite ingredients
  • Use raspberries or blueberries
  • Omit cream cheese
  • Add finely chopped ham
  • Top with whipped cream

To make ahead of time

Cover and refrigerate before baking. You can leave overnight in the refrigerator. Pull out 30 minutes prior to baking and increase baking time by 15 minutes. 

Nutrition

Calories: 461kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 262mg | Sodium: 458mg | Potassium: 357mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 1002IU | Vitamin C: 33mg | Calcium: 173mg | Iron: 3mg