This is one of those that can be prepared well in advance(night before even) and then put into the oven when necessary. I think that I would add chopped pecans and powdered sugar.
French Toast Casserole
Prep Time: 30 Minutes
Cook Time: 50 Minutes
Ready In: 1 Hour 20 Minutes
"Tastes good for breakfast, just like French toast. It's easy to make too! Serve warm with maple syrup on top."
5 cups bread cubes
1 1/2 cups milk
1/4 cup white sugar, divided
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon margarine, softened
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly butter an 8x8 inch baking pan.
Line bottom of pan with bread cubes. In a large bowl, beat together eggs, milk, 2 tablespoons sugar, salt and vanilla. pour egg mixture over bread. Dot with margarine; let stand for 10 minutes.
Combine remaining 2 tablespoons sugar with 1 teaspoon cinnamon and sprinkle over the top. Bake in preheated oven about 45 to 50 minutes, until top is golden.