Print
Start a new tradition this year with the perfect holiday breakfast on Christmas morning -- festive, baked gingerbread french toast casserole. | aheadofthyme.com

Baked Gingerbread French Toast Casserole


  • Author:
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 8-10 servings
  • Category: Breakfast

Description

Start a new tradition this year with the perfect holiday breakfast on Christmas morning — festive, baked gingerbread french toast casserole.


Ingredients

  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon all spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 loaf bread, cubed into 1” pieces (French baguette or other crusty, dense loaf) 
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • maple syrup (optional)
  • powdered sugar (optional)

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, heavy cream, cinnamon, ginger, all spice, cloves, nutmeg, and salt to create the custard mixture. 
  2. Place cubed bread in a large mixing bowl, then pour custard mixture on top. Stir to combine, then let sit for 30 minutes, tossing once halfway through.
  3. Meanwhile, soak cranberries in a small bowl with orange juice for 10 minutes, then drain.
  4. Preheat oven to 350 F. Spray a 9″ x 13″ baking pan with non-stick baking spray, then pour in bread and custard mixture. Sprinkle on cranberries, dispersing evenly.
  5. Bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown and crispy. Serve warm with powdered sugar or maple syrup (or both!).