I have quite a bit of time on my hands due to Hurricane Harvey.   I have spent some time volunteering and working on long term efforts with some of my blogger friends.   But I STILL had some time on my hands.  So what’s a food blogger to do?  Play around in the kitchen that’s what.  As a brunch lover, I have wanted to create a French Toast Casserole after seeing Tia Mowry’s version on her cooking show!  Now seemed like a great time to create a Brioche French Toast Casserole! Check out the recipe below.

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Brioche French Toast Casserole

A Brioche French Toast Casserole 

Ingredients

French Toast

  • 1 loaf Brioche Bread
  • 6 Eggs
  • 1 1/2 Cups Heavy Cream
  • 1/2 Cup Milk
  • 1/2 Tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 Tsp Nutmeg
  • 1 Tbsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Tbsp White Granulated Sugar

Crumble Topping

  • 1/4 Cup White Flour
  • 1/2 Cup Dark Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Unsalted Butter

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350.

  2. Combine heavy cream, milk, nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla extract, white granulated sugar and eggs into a bowl.  Whisk until combined and set aside.

  3. Coat a medium sized baking dish with butter. 

  4. Cut brioche loaf into small cubes.  Place in baking dish, evenly layering bread. 

  5. Pour cream and egg mixture evenly over the cubed bread ensuring that each piece is covered with the mixture.  (Tip:  Leave the casserole in the fridge over night before baking so the egg mixture can really soak in to the bread) 

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  6. Using a separate bowl for the crumb coating, combine brown sugar, flour and butter into bowl.  Using a fork combine the ingredients and break the butter up into small pieces.  Pour crumb coating mixture over the top of the french toast, spreading evenly. 

  7. Place in preheated oven and bake for 25 minutes.  Serve hot after cooling for about 5 minutes.  

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Here are a few recipe notes!

The brioche bread is already sweet so be careful if you plan to add more sugar.  I use the brioche bread at Whole Foods called EuroClassic. They ship it in from France weekly and it is really good! Also, because it’s SO sweet, you do not need syrup with it!  The crumb coating is almost a syrup.Brioche French Toast Casserole-10

I really loved this dish and think it makes for a perfect brunch party dish or a simple breakfast at home :).

 

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