Strawberry French Toast Casserole with Cream Cheese
Strawberry French Toast Casserole with Cream Cheese is a delicious brunch dish you can make ahead of time for less stress in the morning.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Chilling time 6 hours
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8 people
For the Casserole:
- 5 large eggs
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/3 cup maple syrup OR brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 16 oz French bread cubed
- 2/3 cup cream cheese softened (you can also use light cream cheese, OR 1/2 cream cheese and 1/2 Greek yogurt)
- 2 cups sliced strawberries
For the Streusel:
- 1/3 cup white flour
- 1/3 cup white sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 3 tablespoons cold butter cubed
- Extra strawberries and maple syrup
Make the egg mixture: Whisk the eggs, milk, cinnamon, sweetener and vanilla together in a measuring cup.
Layer the casserole: Place half of the bread in a 9x11 inch casserole dish. Top with the cream cheese and the strawberries. Pour over 1/3 of the egg mixture. Top with the remaining bread and egg mixture, making sure all bread cubes are soaked in the egg.
Chill the casserole: Cover the casserole and refrigerate for at least two hours, better overnight.
Make the streusel: Combine the flour, sugar and cinnamon for the streusel in a medium bowl. rub in the butter with your fingertips until coarse crumbs form. Refrigerate until ready to use.
Once you're ready to bake the French Toast Casserole, preheat the oven to 350°F. Bake the casserole for 30-40 minutes, or until set.
Allow the bake to rest for 5-10 minutes before serving.
Calories: 426.4kcal | Carbohydrates: 59.57g | Protein: 13.56g | Fat: 14.98g | Saturated Fat: 7.78g | Cholesterol: 136.61mg | Sodium: 449.46mg | Potassium: 293.84mg | Fiber: 2.32g | Sugar: 22.72g | Vitamin A: 620.48IU | Vitamin C: 21.28mg | Calcium: 135.84mg | Iron: 3mg