Baked French Toast with Orange

A light citrus flavor envelopes this casserole and the granola adds a great crunch! Make the day before and refrigerate overnight. Serve with sausage patties and top with syrup.

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Spray a 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray.
  3. Layer the pan with slices of toasted bread.
  4. Whisk together eggs, creamer, orange juice, sugars, spices, vanilla, orange zest and juice.
  5. Pour mixture over bread, making sure it covers all pieces. Press down gently, if needed.
  6. Mix butter and granola together, then spread over top.
  7. Cover with plastic and refrigerate overnight.
  8. Let bake come to room temperature, remove plastic cover and bake for 60 minutes, covered in foil.
  9. Remove foil and bake for 15-30 minutes until casserole bounces back when touched and a toothpick comes out clean. Top should be golden brown.

Recipe Courtesy of Chef Alyssa, 
ALDI Test Kitchen

Ingredients:

16 ounces L'oven Fresh Sandwich Bread – any flavor, toasted

Goldhen Large Eggs

24 ounces Friendly Farms Hazelnut Coffee Creamer

8 ounces Nature's Nectar Orange Juice

1/4 cup Baker's Corner Brown Sugar

1/4 cup Baker's Corner Granulated Sugar

1 teaspoon Stonemill Essentials Ground Cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon Stonemill Essentials Ground Nutmeg*

1 teaspoon Stonemill Essentials Pure Vanilla

1 orange, zested and juiced

2 cups Millville All Natural Granola*

1/2 cup Countryside Creamery Butter, softened

Carlini Cooking spray

*These are Special Buy items that are only in stores for a limited time and may no longer be available.


Prep Time:
10 minutes

Cook Time:
1 hour to 1 hour, 30 minutes

Total Time:
1 hour, 10 minutes to 1 hour, 40 minutes


Servings:
10-12