Hello, dear readers! Spring has finally sprung, and I’m so excited to share with you a delightful breakfast recipe that’s perfect for enjoying on a sunny April morning. This dish holds a special place in my heart, as it reminds me of a sweet moment with my youngest son, Nick.
One Saturday morning, as I was preparing this delicious breakfast, my little rascal Nick came running into the kitchen, still in his pajamas, with a handful of freshly picked daffodils for me. His bright smile and those beautiful flowers truly warmed my heart, and they served as the perfect centerpiece for our family breakfast that day. Now, each time I prepare this recipe, I’m reminded of that precious moment with Nick.
Today’s recipe is for French Toast Casserole with a touch of oregano – a delightful twist on a classic. The oregano adds an unexpected savory note that perfectly complements the sweetness of the dish. So, let’s get started with this scrumptious breakfast treat!
French Toast Casserole with a Touch of Oregano
1 loaf of day-old French bread, sliced into 1-inch thick pieces
8 large eggs
2 cups whole milk
1/2 cup heavy cream
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 tbsp pure vanilla extract
1 tsp dried oregano
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
Powdered sugar, for dusting (optional)
1. Grease a 9×13-inch baking dish with butter or non-stick spray. Arrange the sliced bread in the dish, slightly overlapping the slices.
2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, heavy cream, granulated sugar, vanilla extract, oregano, and salt until well combined. Pour the egg mixture evenly over the bread in the baking dish. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight.
3. When you’re ready to bake the casserole, preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Remove the casserole from the refrigerator and allow it to sit at room temperature for about 15 minutes.
4. In a small bowl, combine the butter, brown sugar, and flour. Use a fork or your fingers to mix the ingredients until a crumbly texture is achieved. Sprinkle this mixture evenly over the top of the soaked bread.
5. Bake the casserole for 45-50 minutes, or until it’s golden brown and puffy. The center should be set and no longer jiggly.
6. Remove from the oven and allow the casserole to cool for a few minutes before serving. If desired, dust lightly with powdered sugar before slicing and serving. Enjoy this scrumptious French Toast Casserole with a touch of oregano alongside your favorite breakfast beverages!
I hope this delicious recipe brightens your morning and creates heartwarming memories with your loved ones, just as it has for my family. Happy cooking, dear friends!