Overnight Baked French Toast Casserole {nut free, grain free, dairy free, refined sugar free}
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Recipe type: Breakfast
 
This is the perfect make-ahead breakfast for entertaining. It has a wow factor and they will never know it is gluten free and Paleo!
Ingredients
Bread
  • A batch of your favorite Paleo bread. I like the my Nut Free Blender Bread. (It is linked in this post above). You want the amount of bread to fill an 8x8 pyrex dish and come up at least ⅔rds on the sides.
Batter
  • 6 pastured eggs
  • ½ c. coconut milk, BPA, gum and filler free
  • ¼ c. coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp. organic vanilla extract
Topping
  • 2 Tlbs. coconut nectar
  • ¼ tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ⅛ tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 2 tsp. organic, cultured ghee or you can use butter if you tolerate dairy, melted
  • 1 Tlbs. organic (Grade B if possible) maple syrup
Instructions
  1. With coconut oil or ghee grease an 8 x 12 baking dish. Do not use a bigger or smaller pan or the bread will not soak up the batter correctly.
  2. Cut your bread into 1" - 2" cubes and place them in the greased pan.
  3. Make the batter by whisking all of the ingredients together until fully combined.
  4. After the batter is all mixed pour it evenly over the bread in the baking dish. * Be sure to get batter on every bread cube. You may even press down gently to be sure that each side of the cubes has egg batter on it.
  5. Place the batter covered bread in the refrigerator over night to soak up more of the batter at the bottom of the pan.
  6. The morning you are going to serve the French Toast Casserole preheat your oven to 350 degrees and take the soaked casserole out of the fridge.
  7. Whisk the topping ingredients together and drizzle over the top of the casserole trying to get some on all pieces of the bread.
  8. Bake the casserole uncovered for 30-45 minutes until the bread is golden brown with a crunchiness on some parts and springs back when touched.
  9. Serve with maple syrup and ghee alongside some breakfast meat for a well rounded meal.
Notes
One of the best parts of this casserole is the texture. A little crispy on the outside edges and soft and eggy on the inside. Be sure you get enough browning to get this texture.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 8
Recipe by Feasting On Joy at https://feastingonjoy.com/overnight-baked-french-toast-casserole-nut-free-grain-free-dairy-free-refined-sugar-free/