We were so busy with the giveaway that we didn’t get around to publishing the Monday Meals! So it’s Tuesday and late to boot but I decided you guys needed some inspiration for Easter brunch.
I themed this brunch off of what my mom traditionally made for us every Easter Sunday – cream cheese french toast casserole.
Maple Cream Cheese French Toast Casserole
- 10 cups bread cubes (cut into about 1-inch cubes, use stale bread but not hard for this)
- 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
- 3 -4 tablespoons sugar (optional or to taste)
- 8 large eggs , slightly beaten
- 1 1/2 cups full-fat milk
- 2/3 cup half-and-half cream (or use all half and half cream)
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- powdered sugar
Place the bread cubes in a buttered 13 x 9-inch baking dish.
In a bowl beat the softened cream cheese with sugar at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth and well combined.
Add in eggs one at a time mixing well after each addition.
Add in milk, half and half cream, maple syrup and vanilla; beat until well combined.
Pour the cream cheese mixture over the bread cubes in the baking dish, using a fork or spoon gently lift the cubes so that they coat evenly with the egg mixture.
Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 8-24 hours.
Next morning set oven to 375°F.
Remove the dish from the fridge and let sit out at room temperature for 30 minutes.
Bake uncovered for about 45-50 minutes or until set and a golden brown colour.
Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve with maple more maple syrup.
Buttered Hard Boiled Egg Mash
- Shell 2 hard boiled eggs
- Place in dish with 1-2 tablespoons of butter and mash egg and butter together
- Heat in microwave until butter is melted (~30 secs)
- Salt and pepper to taste
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