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Slow-Cooker French Toast Casserole

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Slow-Cooker French Toast Casserole
  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 5 hr 0 min
  • Servings 8
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Slow-Cooker French Toast Casserole

Perfect for brunch, this simple Slow Cooker French Toast Casserole is full of brown sugar flavor and so easy to toss together! Serve it with fresh berries and pure maple syrup for a perfect pairing.

Ingredients

2
loaves Pillsbury™ refrigerated French loaf , baked according to package directions
1 1/2
cups whole milk
6
large eggs
1
cup heavy cream
1
tablespoon vanilla
1
teaspoon cinnamon
1/2
cup pure maple syrup
1/3
cup brown sugar
4
tablespoons butter
2
cups pecan pieces

Directions

  • 1 Spray a 4-5 quart slow cooker with nonstick baking spray.
  • 2 Cut baked Pillsbury™ French Bread loaves into 3/4-inch cubes. Spread on a clean baking sheet. Bake in an oven preheated to 225°F for 30-40 minutes, or until bread is dried out and crisp.
  • 3 Place the bread into your prepared slow cooker.
  • 4 In a blender, combine milk, eggs, cream, vanilla, cinnamon, and maple syrup. Drizzle entire mixture over the bread in the slow cooker.
  • 5 In a small bowl, use a fork to combine the brown sugar, butter, and nuts. Sprinkle mixture over the top of the bread.
  • 6 Set slow cooker to low. Cover and cook for 4-5 hours.
  • 7 20 minutes before serving, remove the lid of the slow cooker and allow the french toast to cool and set.
  • 8 Serve with fresh berries and a drizzle of maple syrup, if desired.
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French toast the easy way – made in a slow cooker so it's ready to eat when you are!

As prepared by Cheeky Kitchen,

Slow cooker French toast? Say whaaat?

This breakfast recipe is so good and easy, it'll become an instant favorite.

Come take a stroll down Storytale Lane as we walk you through the recipe and right into the belly of breakfast.

 

Slow Cooker French Toast Casserole

Once upon a time, you nabbed yourself two tubes of Pillsbury French bread dough. Good shopping. Now, bake it all according to package directions, cool and cut into cubes.

 

Slow Cooker French Toast Casserole

Toss those cubes of bread onto a baking sheet and pop 'em into your oven, which shall need a heating to 225ºF.

Basically, you're just drying the bread into breadcrumbs. It's a Hansel and Gretel thing. It's a French toast thing. Breadcrumbs are required for fables and French toast. You're heretofore ready to eat breakfast or head into the woods and escape evil stepmothers. You're welcome.

 

Slow Cooker French Toast Casserole

If'n you do decide to head into the forest, you'll likely discover a gingerbread house that smells like cinnamon and is coated in this crazy awesome vanilla creme mixture. Also required for French toast. Total serendipity.

 

Slow Cooker French Toast Casserole

Take a note from the Gingerbread Witch and mix everything together in your slow cooker.

 

Slow Cooker French Toast Casserole

Then take a note from general awesomeness and top it off with a butter-brown-sugar mixture. This is the stuff of storytelling!

 

Slow Cooker French Toast Casserole

Lid on, oven set to low. You now have four hours to curl up with a book or nibble on the Gingerbread house. Because once this French toast casserole starts cooking, it makes everything smell like vanilla and hunger.

 

Slow Cooker French Toast Casserole

Ding! After four slow and scrumptious hours, it's done. Just lift the lid and sniff. Ahhhhhh. Yummmmmmy.

 

Slow Cooker French Toast Casserole

Drizzle with maple syrup and tuck up close to the table. Closer. Closer.

 

Slow Cooker French Toast Casserole

Mmmmm. That's just right.

 

Brooke blogs at Cheeky Kitchen where she shares crazy simple, healthy family recipes. She joined Tablespoon to share some of her best, so keep an eye on Brooke's profile to see what she cooks up next!

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