The Stay-at-home order has all of us creating more family memories inside our dwellings. While it's different from our norm, we're blessed with an opportunity to learn new skills and create more moments with the people we love.
Saturday brunch at the Chisley house is a staple. Waking up on Saturday mornings, grocery shopping, then starting breakfast or brunch is part of my weekend ritual. Honestly, it's calming and gives me an hour or 2 of quiet time before the rest of the family wakes up.
Last weekend, I decided to take brunch up a notch with this baked french toast recipe! It was super easy. Laia enjoyed cooking with her mama and Levi loved taste testing any dropping he could get his hands on. I hope this fills your home with a cinnamon-spiced, butter-filled essence and relaxing, rejuvenating family time together.
Baked French Toast
*inspired by Tia'Mowry's Quick Fix Instagram Channel
***Some people soak their bread over night. You DO NOT need to soak your bread for this recipe.***
3-5 cups of old bread cut into squares. For this recipe, we used a hot dog bun, butts from bread loaves and we had 3 old Hawaiian rolls left over from Easter dinner
1.5 cups of milk
2 teaspoons of vanilla
1 spoonful of sugar (any type you choose- we used organic cane sugar)
Cinnamon (to taste)
Nutmeg (to taste)
1 teaspoon of salt
1/4 cup of melted butter
MIX MIX MIX together and set aside
Note: If I'm honest- I RARELY measure when I'm cooking....so these are all guesstimates! Ha!
Place your cut bread into a glass baking dish (be sure to butter the pan first)
Pour wet mix over the bread and let soak for about 10 minutes
In a separate bowl mix together Oatmeal (we used 2 packs of Instant Quaker Oat Cinnamon & Spice)
***Use whatever you like**** That's what cooking is all about!
Tablespoon of brown sugar
1/2 stick of softened butter
Pecans (if you want)
MIX MIX MIX with clean hands
Pat the mixture on top of your bread mix
Drizzle a little pancake syrup on top of mixture and bake in the oven at 350 degrees for 45 - 60 minutes
Let cool for at least 10 minutes & ENJOY!!
Here's a Trick:
Later in the evening, warm the french toast, add a scoop or two of vanilla ice cream and call it bread pudding! YUM! Now you have a 2 for one delicious treat!!
Porsche Chisley is the Owner of Chisley Consulting Group, LLC. and the Sow Gifted Blog. Porsche specializes in School Improvement & Innovation and also enjoys talking all things related to God, parenting and equity and advocacy for children and families. Learn more about Porsche by subscribing to the Sow Gifted Blog and by following her on Facebook and Instagram.