Orange-Cranberry French Toast Casserole

 

This Orange-Cranberry French Toast Casserole is a perfect make-ahead recipe for the holiday season whether you are feeding your family or a crowd. Prep the night before and you are ready to go for family brunch.

 

This Orange-Cranberry French Toast Casserole is a perfect make-ahead recipe for the holiday season whether you are feeding your family or a crowd. Prep the night before and you are ready to go for family brunch.

 

 

We all have our own favourite holiday recipes and I’m excited to share one of mine to help you get inspired for the holidays. My family, like many others, is comprised of people with different needs when it comes to food from food allergies to vegans/vegetarians. Thanks to Silk Plant Based Beverages – with no lactose and vegan/vegetarian friendly, families can eat together without anyone having to sacrifice their holiday favourites. That is good news!

Silk Original Almond Beverage is delicious and so versatile in recipes as it contains no cholesterol and is low in saturated fat.

 

This Orange-Cranberry French Toast Casserole is a perfect make-ahead recipe for the holiday season whether you are feeding your family or a crowd. Prep the night before and you are ready to go for family brunch.

 

 

This Orange-Cranberry French Toast Casserole is a great example, using Silk Original Almond Beverage and a few easy swaps I incorporated into the recipe, I am able to serve a meal my entire family can eat. Its easy to make gluten-free too. Simply use gluten-free bread and you are golden. The best part? I served this to my family and nobody noticed – they were all too busy enjoying this delicious breakfast casserole.

 

 

This Orange-Cranberry French Toast Casserole is a perfect make-ahead recipe for the holiday season whether you are feeding your family or a crowd. Prep the night before and you are ready to go for family brunch.

 

What I love about this dish is how the tartness of the cranberries work so well to balance the sweetness of the dish combined with the crunchy topping and soft, flavourful insides. The hint of orange flavour strikes just the right balance too.

 

This Orange-Cranberry French Toast Casserole is a perfect make-ahead recipe for the holiday season whether you are feeding your family or a crowd. Prep the night before and you are ready to go for family brunch.

 

Orange-Cranberry French Toast Casserole

Ingredients:

4 Tbsp Ground Flax
¾ Cup Water
1 loaf French bread, torn into 1 inch pieces
2 cups Silk Original Almond Beverage
1/3 cup maple syrup
1 tbsp cinnamon
2 teaspoons fresh orange zest
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup whole fresh cranberries

For the streusel:

⅓ cup flour
1 Cup Rolled Oats
3 tablespoons light brown sugar
½ teaspoon cinnamon
¼ cup coconut oil
1 cup chopped walnuts

 

This Orange-Cranberry French Toast Casserole is a perfect make-ahead recipe for the holiday season whether you are feeding your family or a crowd. Prep the night before and you are ready to go for family brunch.
Directions:

Mix the flax and water together in a small bowl. Set aside for 15 minutes. The mixture should thicken.

Place the french loaf in a casserole dish and mix in cranberries.

In a medium bowl, combine flax mixture, Silk Original Almond Beverage, maple syrup, ground cinnamon, zest and vanilla extract.

Pour mixture over the bread and cranberries.

Cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge overnight, or at least 6 hours.

When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a small bowl, mix the streusel ingredients.  Stir together to combine and crumble over the top of the casserole.

Cover the casserole with foil. Bake, covered for 30 minutes. Remove the foil and continue to bake for another 20-30 minutes, until lightly golden on top.

 

This Orange-Cranberry French Toast Casserole is a perfect make-ahead recipe for the holiday season whether you are feeding your family or a crowd. Prep the night before and you are ready to go for family brunch.

 

Serve with maple syrup and enjoy!

 

This Orange-Cranberry French Toast Casserole is a perfect make-ahead recipe for the holiday season whether you are feeding your family or a crowd. Prep the night before and you are ready to go for family brunch.

5 from 10 votes
Orange-Cranberry French Toast Casserole
Ingredients
  • 4 Tbsp Ground Flax
  • ¾ Cup Water
  • 1 loaf French bread torn into 1 inch pieces
  • 2 cups Silk Original Almond Beverage
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons fresh orange zest
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup whole fresh cranberries
For the streusel:
  • cup flour
  • 1 Cup Rolled Oats
  • 3 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
Instructions
  1. Mix the flax and water together in a small bowl. Set aside for 15 minutes. The mixture should thicken.
  2. Place the french loaf in a casserole dish and mix in cranberries.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine flax mixture, Silk Original Almond Beverage, maple syrup, ground cinnamon, zest and vanilla extract.
  4. Pour mixture over the bread and cranberries.
  5. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge overnight, or at least 6 hours.
  6. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  7. In a small bowl, mix the streusel ingredients. Stir together to combine and crumble over the top of the casserole.
  8. Cover the casserole with foil. Bake, covered for 30 minutes. Remove the foil and continue to bake for another 20-30 minutes, until lightly golden on top.
  9. Serve with maple syrup and enjoy!

This Orange-Cranberry French Toast Casserole is a perfect make-ahead recipe for the holiday season whether you are feeding your family or a crowd. Prep the night before and you are ready to go for family brunch.

 

 

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27 thoughts on “Orange-Cranberry French Toast Casserole

  1. I would have never thought of this dish however it is prefect for the holidays! I am going to get The ingredients ASAP so we can try it before Christmas.

  2. 5 stars
    Yes! I must have this in my life! Everything ab out this is amazing, especially that it’s been made into a casserole. Anytime you can make anything into a casserole, you should!

  3. This is such a pretty casserole, and it sounds delicious. I like the contrast of the layers with the more crunchy topping. It is nice to have something a little different for breakfast or brunch!

  4. Unless it is Thanksgiving, I have a hard time getting cranberries around here. I’ll have to experiment with other fruits to find a good substitution!

  5. This looks so amazing. I need to give this recipe a try very soon. I do love french toast, and to make a casserole like this, it has got to be good.

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