French Toast Casserole

French Toast Casserole
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Recipe type: Breakfast Dishes
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Serves: 4
 
This yummy, sweet and crunchy recipe that can be prepped ahead of time. Make ahead.
Ingredients
  • 1 lb Loaf Italian Bread
  • 8 oz. Low fat cream cheese
  • ½ cup Sugar, divided
  • ½ tsp. Vanilla essence
  • ½ cup Chopped pecans, optional
  • 4 Eggs
  • 2 cups Milk
  • 1 tsp. Cinnamon
  • 2 tbs. Butter, melted
Instructions
  1. Cut bread into cubes, place half in greased 9×13″ pan.
  2. Microwave the cream cheese to melt, stirring midway.
  3. Once melted, add half the sugar.
  4. Pour mixture over the bread cubes (will not completely cover).
  5. Sprinkle nuts over cream cheese layer. Top with remaining bread cubes.
  6. In a bowl, beat the remaining sugar, eggs, milk, cinnamon and melted butter together.
  7. Pour over bread cubes. Freeze at this point or let sit overnight in fridge.
  8. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes. Serve with warm syrup or fruit toppings.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 404 Fat: 17g Saturated fat: 8g Unsaturated fat: 2.3g Carbohydrates: 49g Sodium: 393mg Fiber: 3g Protein: 15g