French Toast Casserole
Bread, of some type-I got SUPER lucky and got mini croissants for $2!! Using 2 of the shallow throw-away type pans ($1 at Grocery) it took 18 mini's. I would say if you used just white bread it would take a loaf for the 2 pans! a crusty french would be amazing in this too!
Non-Stick Cooking Spray $0.25-I LOVE butter flavored Crisco
2 Cups whole milk (about $1)
1 Cup heavy cream (about $1)
8 eggs (that's for 2 pans worth) $1
2 Cups white Sugar $1
4 Tablespoons Vanilla (I make my own, so, I am guessing at $1)
2 Cups Brown Sugar $1
2 heaping teaspoons of cinnamon $1
To Do List:
First things first, open those pans and clean them out! I happened to buy the dusty ones, ewwww....Spray with non-stick cooking Spray.
Tear up your bread! fill both pans up to an inch higher than the rim, sinks when liquid is soaked up!
Wisk together the milk, cream, eggs, white sugar. then slowly stir in vanilla.
Pour this good smelling mix over the bread, mash it down a little if it seems too tall to put foil over. Make sure you get it all good and coated!
In a small bowl mix together the brown sugar and cinnamon. pour on top of wet casserole.
Now, you have the choice of letting it sit overnight, cooking right away or wrapping tightly to be frozen! This is why I make 2. One for now, one for later.
For baking I go with 375* for 30 minutes if NOT frozen or 55-75 if frozen.
Great topping options: syrup, butter, fruit (think strawberries or blueberries)