This Peach French Toast Bake with Almonds is an overnight french toast casserole. It’s an easy breakfast bake you might know as a wife saver breakfast – perfect for Christmas morning brunch!
The holiday season officially starts with the Toronto Santa Claus parade this weekend. That means it is time to bring on the hot chocolate, extra blankets and plenty of comfort food!
Just thinking about comfort food brings me back to my own childhood and my mom making piles of French toast for a special lunch smothered in maple syrup. There is just something about French toast that just speaks to my soul. Must be all those delicious eggs that go into it!
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I was inspired by one of my most favourite comfort foods to share with you this peach French toast bake with almonds. It’s an overnight french toast casserole, you might know this style of breakfast bake as a wife saver breakfast. It’s perfect for Christmas morning brunch as a family since it can be assembled the night before and popped in the oven while everyone opens their gifts. Who is kidding though? It’s so delicious and filling you will find yourself making it year round!
Peach French Toast Bake with Almonds
1 Day Old Baguette, Sliced into 1/2 inch cubes.
1 Cup Whipping Cream
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
1 tbsp Cinnamon, divided
1 29 oz Can Sliced Peaches packed in syrup, Drained (or 5 ripe peaches peeled & sliced)
1/3 Cup Sliced Almonds
1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
2 tbsp Butter
Grease a 9×13 baking dish. Place bread tightly together in a single layer at the bottom of the pan.
Beat eggs together with cream and mix in vanilla and 1/2 tbsp cinnamon.
Pour the egg mixture over the bread then arrange peach slices to cover the bread.
Sprinkle with remaining cinnamon and brown sugar.
Cover tightly and refrigerate for at least 8 hours or overnight.
Remove baking dish from refrigerator 30 minutes before baking and preheat oven to 350°F.
Dot with butter and bake, uncovered, for 45 minutes.
Allow to cool 10 minutes before serving with maple syrup.
- 1 Day Old Baguette Sliced into 1/2 inch cubes.
- 6 Eggs
- 1 Cup Whipping Cream
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1 tbsp Cinnamon divided
- 1 29 oz Can Sliced Peaches packed in syrup or 5 ripe peaches peeled & sliced, Drained
- 1/3 Cup Sliced Almonds
- 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
- 2 tbsp Butter
- Grease a 9x13 baking dish. Place bread tightly together in a single layer at the bottom of the pan.
- Beat eggs together with cream and mix in vanilla and 1/2 tbsp cinnamon.
- Pour the egg mixture over the bread then arrange peach slices to cover the bread.
- Sprinkle with remaining cinnamon and brown sugar.
- Cover tightly and refrigerate for at least 8 hours or overnight.
- Remove baking dish from refrigerator 30 minutes before baking and preheat oven to 350°F.
- Dot with butter and bake, uncovered, for 45 minutes.
- Allow to cool 10 minutes before serving with maple syrup.
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