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Fruity French Toast Casserole

A baked version of French toast with your favorite fruit. Ready in about an hour!

8 cups
Prep time
10 minutes
Cook time
45 minutes
Total time
55 minutes
8 cups bread slice (cubed, whole-wheat)
2 cans fruit (sliced or chopped fruit, fresh, frozen, or canned and drained)
4 large eggs (slightly beaten)
1 cup milk (low-fat)
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup butter (softened )
1/2 cup flour ( all-purpose or whole-wheat)
  1. Lightly oil an 8x8-inch baking dish or 2-quart casserole.  Add bread cubes and fruit.
  2. In a medium bowl, blend eggs, milk, vanilla and 1/4 cup sugar. Pour over bread and fruit. Stir gently to wet all bread with egg mixture. Wash hands after handling raw eggs.
  3. Cover and refrigerate until all liquid is absorbed, about 30 minutes or overnight.
  4. Just before baking, remove casserole from refrigerator.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  5. Make the topping: In a small bowl, combine the softened margarine, 1/4 cup sugar, and flour with a fork until crumbly.
  6. Uncover the casserole and sprinkle topping over fruit. Bake until completely set and starting to brown, about 35 to 40 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 160 degrees F on a food thermometer. A longer baking time is needed when the dish is chilled overnight. Serve warm.
  7. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.
Meal Type: Breakfast
Category: Kid-Friendly
Food group: Fruits, Protein, Grains
Season: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Cuisine: Vegetarian