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Gingerbread French Toast Casserole

  • Author: Ashlea Carver
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 55 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free
  • Author: Ashlea Carver
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 55 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Ingredients

  • 1 pound of gluten free white bread, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 8 eggs
  • 3 cups of Planet Oat Extra Creamy Oatmilk
  • 2 tablespoons of vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon of ground cinnamon (plus 1 teaspoon)
  • 1 teaspoon of ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon of ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon of allspice
  • 1 teaspoon of ground nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon of dark unsulphured molasses
  • 2/3 cup of coconut sugar (plus 3 tablespoons)
  • 1/4 cup of melted butter
  • 1 tablespoon of orange zest
  • Powdered sugar, for serving

Method

  1. Grease a 9×13 baking dish and then add the bread cubes to the baking dish.
  2. Next, make the custard. Add the eggs, Planet Oat Extra Creamy Oatmilk, vanilla extract, 1 tablespoon cinnamon, ginger, ground cloves, allspice, nutmeg, molasses, 2/3 cup coconut sugar, melted butter, and orange zest to a large mixing bowl. Whisk together until everything is well combined.
  3. Pour the custard mixture evenly over the bread. Press the bread down slightly into the custard to ensure that every piece comes in contact with the custard mixture.
  4. Cover the casserole dish with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight or up to 24 hours. Or, if you are short on time, cover the casserole with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  5. Once you are ready to bake the casserole, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Remove the casserole dish from the fridge, uncover, and let sit for 30 minutes to allow the baking dish to come to room temperature.
  6. While the oven is preheating combine 3 tablespoons of coconut sugar and 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon in a small bowl. Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar mixture over the casserole.
  7. Place the casserole in the middle rack of the oven and bake at 350 degrees for 50-55 minutes until it is golden brown and set in the middle.
  8. Let the casserole cool for 10 minutes before serving. Top with sifted powdered sugar, fresh berries, and maple syrup.

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