1.14.2013

Cookin' It Up: Baked Cranberry French Toast

Cookin it

I made something delicious!  Not only was it fully edible, my mom even said: "Emily, I think this is the best thing you've made so far." We ate it on Sunday night before the Golden Globes! Prepare yourselves.  This is a good one.

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The ingredients.

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The kitchen mess.

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Ready to bake.

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Ready to eat.

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Four yummy pieces remain for leftovers!

Ingredients:

4 oz cream cheese (cubed)
3-4 cups of bread (cubed) - I used a very hearty homemade wheat bread I got as a gift
6 eggs
1 cup almond milk
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup dried cranberries

Combine the cubed bread, the cubed cream cheese, and the cranberries. Place them into a pan. I never pay much attention to pan size, but that would probably be good, huh?

Next, mix up the eggs, almond milk, maple syrup, and cinnamon. Add them to the bread/cream cheese/cranberry mix.  Let it sit in the fridge for a few hours or even overnight.

Then bake at 350 for at least 40 minutes (up to 1 hour).  It is very delicious, and one piece is quite filling.  I recommend using a dense bread for this recipe.  If you are using a regular store loaf, you will probably need to use a bit more bread.  Either way, I think you'll like it!  Serve with a little maple syrup.  Obviously real maple syrup is preferred, but I used Aunt Jemima and it was great.

On Monday I had one piece for breakfast and another for lunch!  It makes for very delicious leftovers heated up for 40 seconds in the microwave.

Enjoy, my friends!  And have a great day.  If you have a special online recipe recommendation, please leave a comment with the link!

2 comments:

  1. Yummy!!! Drats, looking at pic of your ingredients reminded me I ran out of Silk this morning ..... looks like Eggo's instead of cereal for breakfast tomorrow.

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