Recipe: Cinnamon Raisin French Toast Casserole with Apples and Blueberries

Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day and I could eat breakfast food for dinner all week long! One of my favorite breakfast dishes is french toast (oh nom nom) but it can be so boring, it’s basically just toast with sugar on it. So I went on the hunt for a way to liven up the dish and I stumbled upon a healthy(ish) alternative, a Cinnamon Raisin French Toast Casserole. Since you need to refrigerate for 8 hours, I recommending making the french toast casserole the night before and just pop it in the oven when you wake up.

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Ingredients:

  • 12 slices Ezekiel cinnamon raisin bread (depending on size of pan)
  • 1 ¾ cups almond milk
  • 7 eggs
  • 2 apples thinly sliced
  • ½ cup blueberries
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  •  ½ tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • warm maple syrup and butter to serve

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Instructions:

Beat eggs, milk, vanilla, sea salt, nutmeg and cinnamon together in a bowl
Grease a large baking dish (9×13) with butter or oil
Place 6 slices of bread down into dish
Top bread layer with half of egg mixture
Layer half of the walnuts, half of the blueberries, and one of the sliced apples on top
Repeat this process ending with apples, blueberries, and walnut on stop
Refrigerate dish overnight or at least 8 hours
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When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350 degrees
Bake dish for 30-40 mins covered with aluminum foil
Serve with butter and hot maple syrup 

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The Ezekiel bread is what makes this a healthier version of french toast because the bread is made with whole grains and sprouted which makes it easy for your body to use and digest the carbs, plus the nuts and fruit add some healthy toppings to the mix!

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This french toast casserole recipe is super easy to make and you can easily adapt it by adding whatever toppings you desire. I made the big pan just for the 2 of us and we had breakfast for the rest of the week set! I hope you’ll give it a try! If you do, tell me what you thought and if you added any different toppings to it :)

XO,

natalie signiture

 

 

 

Adapted from FoodBabe.com

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