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French Toast Casserole Recipe--Gluten Free

French Toast Casserole Recipe--Gluten Free | GlutenFreeHomemade.com

When you pull this mouthwatering French Toast Casserole Recipe from the hot oven, family will belly up to the breakfast table!

Dole it out with warm maple syrup drizzled over the top.

Scrumptious!

There is nothing like enjoying warm comfort food first thing in the morning.

Yummy!

If you want a one-dish meal that presents beautifully for brunch or special family gatherings, then this easy to make French toast casserole recipe is what you are looking for.

Some folks enjoy this old-time favorite for regular fare!

We like it on weekends when family members gather close to reconnect after a long work week.

Kick up the flavor by using organic ingredients.

Play with the recipe and explore the variations and toppings below.

Add-ins

  • Add 1 cup raisins
  • Add 1 cup raisins and 1 cup chopped nuts
  • Add 1 pound breakfast sausage, browned
  • Replace apples with 1 cup chopped dried fruit of choice
  • Replace apples with 1 cup chopped dates
  • Replace apples with 1 cup raisins
  • Replace apples with 1 cup raisins and 1 cup chopped nuts
  • Replace apples with 1 cup dates and 1 cup chopped nuts
  • Eliminate apples
  • Replace apples with 1 cup shredded, toasted coconut
  • Add 1/4 teaspoon fresh grated nutmeg to egg mixture
  • Add 1 cup cooked, diced bacon
  • Replace apples with 1 cup cooked, diced bacon

Toppings

  • Apple sauce, or any fruit sauce or puree
  • Berries, fresh or crushed
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Coconut flakes
  • Cookie Icing
  • Maple syrup
  • Powdered sugar

Serve French Toast Casserole Recipe with citrus fruit slices, berries, or fresh squeezed fruit or tomato juice for a meal filled with complete nutrition.





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French Toast Casserole Recipe--Gluten Free


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French Toast Casserole Recipe--Gluten Free


So easy to toss together! You can serve a fancy breakfast or brunch in no time at all!

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Yield: 8 to 12 servings

Ingredients:
- one 12 ounce loaf gluten-free bread cut into 3/4 inch cubes
- 1 apple, cored, peeled and coarsely chopped
- 8 large eggs
- 3 cups milk (or milk substitute)
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon Homemade Vanilla Extract
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 3 tablespoons cold butter, diced
- 3 tablespoons granulated white sugar
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- maple syrup

Instructions:
1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
2. Grease a 13 x 9 x 2 inch baking dish.
3. Spread bread cubes in bottom of baking dish.
4. Sprinkle the chopped apples evenly across the top.
5. In a large mixing bowl, beat the eggs.
6. Add milk, maple syrup, vanilla extract, salt and cinnamon.
7. Beat until well blended.
8. Pour the egg mixture over the bread cubes.
9. In a small mixing bowl combine sugar and cinnamon.
10. Sprinkle cinnamon and sugar mixture over the top of casserole.
11. Dot top of casserole with cold diced butter.
12. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean.
13. Remove from oven and let stand for 10 minutes before serving.

Tags:
Gluten-free, Corn-free, Nut-free, Soy-free, Vegetarian




Variations

Metric Measurements

Note:  use volume-based imperial/metric measuring spoons and dry measuring cups marked in milliliters; see Kitchen Equipment and Tools.

Ingredients

  • one 340g loaf gluten-free bread cut into 3/4 inch cubes
  • 1 apple, cored, peeled and coarsely chopped
  • 8 large eggs
  • 750 ml (or milk substitute)
  • 60 ml maple syrup
  • 5 ml Homemade Vanilla Extract
  • 3.75 ml salt
  • 5 ml ground cinnamon
  • 45 ml cold butter, diced
  • 45 ml granulated white sugar
  • 10 ml ground cinnamon
  • maple syrup

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C, Gas Mark 4.  
  2. Grease a 33 x 22 x 5 centimeter baking dish.
  3. Spread bread cubes in bottom of baking dish.
  4. Sprinkle the chopped apples evenly across the top.
  5. In a large mixing bowl, beat the eggs.
  6. Add milk, maple syrup, vanilla extract, salt and cinnamon.  
  7. Beat until well blended.
  8. Pour the egg mixture over the bread cubes.
  9. In a small mixing bowl combine sugar and cinnamon.
  10. Sprinkle cinnamon and sugar mixture over the top of casserole.
  11. Dot top of casserole with cold diced butter.
  12. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean.
  13. Remove from oven and let stand for 10 minutes before serving.


Slow Cookery

  1. Grease slow cooker crock.
  2. Prepare as directed in key recipe.
  3. Cover and cook on High for 1 hour.
  4. Reduce heat to Low and cook for 3 to 4 hours or until knife inserted in center comes out clean.
  5. Remove crockpot from slow cooker and set on wire rack to cool for a while.
  6. Serve warm, or chill and serve cold.



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