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Baked Strawberry French Toast

This amazing breakfast pastry is perfect for large parties. Baked Strawberry French Toast can be prepared the night before and baked in the morning. It serves a crowd.

Prepare this Baked French Toast the night before your brunch, and enjoy it with strawberry butter the morning.

This Baked Strawberry French Toast is made even better with homemade Challah Bread and Strawberry Butter.

Baked Strawberry French Toast

I’m sure that you have enjoyed your bread and butter… you sure do have enough to eat now.

Today we are bringing it all together for breakfast tomorrow. Yes, tomorrow… I’m sorry to say that this is an OVERNIGHT recipe.

Prepare this french toast the day before and bake it in the morning. You'll love brunch with the baked strawberry french toast recipe!

You have to make this the night before and then bake it in the morning. This is kind of a good thing. When you have guests staying the night, this is a simple breakfast that won’t keep you in the kitchen. In fact, if you have one of those fancy ovens with a timer to start it, you can preheat the oven, get up and pop the tray in, then go back to snuggling for another 30 minutes. It easier than cold cereal!

I liked the addition of the almond crumble strudel-like topping. It added some crunch and texture to the soft bread. I did see a lot of recipes with the fruit baked in the french toast, but I decided to add it after for the sake of my marriage. (Mr. Quart is not a fan of strawberries and if they were baked in, he would not have eaten it.) Feel free to add the fruit before baking it. It adds so much more flavor to the casserole.

I hope that you and your family enjoy your homemade breakfast treat.

Prepare this french toast the day before and bake it in the morning. You'll love brunch with the baked strawberry french toast recipe!

Baked Strawberry French Toast

Preparation 12 hours
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 12:45
Serves 8 - 12     adjust servings

Ingredients

French Toast

  • 1 loaf Challah Bread
  • 8 eggs
  • 2 cups milk (not skim)
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract

Almond Crumble Topping

  • 1/2 stick of butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons of flour
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • pinch of salt

Garnish with

Instructions

The Night Before

  1. Prepare your 9-by-13-inch baking pan by greasing the inside with softened butter or cooking spray. Tear bread into cubes, and place in the pan. Combine the the eggs, milk, cream, and vanilla and pour evenly over the bread. All of the bread pieces should be soaked in the milk mixture. Cover the pan tightly with foil and store in the fridge overnight.
  2. Mix all of the almond crumble ingredients together and store in refrigerator overnight.

In the Morning:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 deg F.
  2. Remove the French Toast and crumble from the fridge. Break up the crumble mixture and sprinkle it over the casserole.
  3. Bake for 40 minutes for a softer French toast and 60 minutes for a crispier French Toast.
  4. Top with sliced Strawberries to garnish. Add your Homemade Strawberry Butter and Syrup.

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Tally erp 9

Monday 6th of June 2016

This sounds amazing!

Karyn Granrud

Monday 6th of June 2016

It was delicious!!

Lauren @ Create bake make

Wednesday 7th of May 2014

Wow!!! This is perfect for Mothers Day this Sunday, pinned!! Now to just get my husband to make it!

Karyn Granrud

Friday 9th of May 2014

Thanks so much. If he doesn't want to make the homemade bread (which I totally understand) he can buy a loaf at the store. Have a happy mother's day!

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Laura Lea Martin

Sunday 20th of April 2014

I made this today for Easter breakfast. The crumble portion was not what I expected. After being in the fridge all night it had turned back into solid butter and I had to microwave it. So it went on as more of a glaze but when baked it did crunch up. I worried that it was not enough but it spread as it baked and was perfect. I loved the ease of popping it in the oven and getting on to other Easter things and everyone loved it, including the picky children.

Karyn Granrud

Wednesday 23rd of April 2014

Let's see if I can explain a bit on the recipe. The reason for the melted butter is to coat the dry sugar to the nuts. It's fine that it re-solidified, but I take it that it was one thick block and not easily broken up. Maybe I can add a note to leave it on a sheet of parchment on a baking sheet overnight. That way it will remain in crumbled bits. I'm glad that you all loved it! Overnight recipes make holiday mornings so easy. Thanks for letting me know.

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