Baked Cream Cheese French Toast Casserole, what an easy way to start your morning, since this can be made the night before. When all the sleepy heads awake to the aroma of this delicious dish, they’ll know it’s going to be a good day.
To be this easy and delicious is almost sinful, but the smiles will tell you they’re very impressed that you took the time to make this morning just a little extra special. So be prepared for a few extra hugs.
Ingredients: 1 (12-14 ounce) loaf french bread, sourdough bread, or challah 8 ounces brick-style cream cheese, softened to room temperature 2 Tablespoons confectioners’ sugar (don’t leave it out, trust me) 3 teaspoons vanilla extract, divided 8 large Eggland’s Best eggs 2 and 1/4 cups whole milk 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 2/3 cup packed light brown sugar Streusel Topping 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar 1/3 cup all-purpose flour (spoon & leveled) 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 6 Tablespoons unsalted butter, cold and cubed
Optional: fresh fruit, maple syrup, and/or confectioners’ sugar for topping