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Cranberry Orange French Toast Bake

Cranberry Orange French Toast Bake has a festive Christmas flavour alongside the sweetness of French Toast that will please your kids and the rest of the family too!
Course Breakfast
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 12
Author breakfast for dinner

Ingredients

  • 1 white sandwich loaf (approx 1 pound, cut into cubes)
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 3 tablespoons orange liqueur (optional)
  • zest of 2 oranges
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup frozen or fresh cranberries
  • butter, to grease your dish

Instructions

  1. Lightly grease a 9x13" (or other 3-quart casserole dish) with butter and arrange bread cubes in an even layer in the dish.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, orange juice, and orange liqueur. Pour egg mixture over top of the bread, making sure all of the bread gets soaked.
  3. In a small bowl, add the orange zest and granulated sugar, and rub together with your fingers. This will release the yummy orange flavour! Sprinkle orange zest all over the eggy bread pieces. Scatter cranberries over top, making sure to tuck a few cranberries into the crevices between the bread cubes.
  4. Let the french toast bake soak at least 15 minutes at room temperature, or cover with saran wrap and place in the fridge overnight.
  5. When you're ready to bake, preheat oven to 375 degrees. Bake for 30-40 minutes, until a knife inserted into the centre of the casserole causes no liquid to spill into the crack - you want the french toast to be moist, but no longer liquidy and not dried out either!

Recipe Notes

Recipe serves 12.