Raspberry Almond French Toast Bake

French Toast Bake Recipe
25
2 Reviews
Crunchy almonds top this sweet raspberry make-ahead breakfast bake.
20 min
Prep Time
9:10
Total Time
10 servings

Ingredients

Bread Mixture

12 cup (from 16-ounce loaf)
cubed French or Italian bread
2 cups
Land O Lakes® Half & Half
1 1/4 cups
Land O Lakes® Heavy Whipping Cream
1/4 cup
orange juice
7
large Land O Lakes® Eggs, well beaten
1 tablespoon
sugar
2 teaspoons
almond extract
1 teaspoon
freshly grated orange zest
1/2 teaspoon
ground cinnamon
2 cups
fresh raspberries

Topping

1 1/2 cups
firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
2 tablespoons
light corn syrup
1 1/2 cups
sliced almonds

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 325°F.
  2. Spread bread cubes onto 2 ungreased baking sheets. Place onto separate oven racks. Bake, rotating baking sheets halfway through bake time, 25-30 minutes or until dry and just beginning to turn light golden brown. Cool completely.
  3. Spray no-stick cooking spray onto bottom and up sides of 13x9-inch glass baking pan or casserole dish.
  4. Combine all bread mixture ingredients except toasted bread cubes and raspberries in bowl. Beat with whisk until well mixed. Add bread cubes to egg mixture; toss until well coated. Add raspberries; gently stir into bread mixture until evenly distributed. Spread mixture into prepared baking pan. Cover securely with plastic food wrap. Refrigerate at least 8 hours or up to 24 hours.
  5. Combine brown sugar, 1/2 cup butter and corn syrup in bowl until smooth; stir in almonds. Place into resealable food container; refrigerate up to 24 hours.
  6. Heat oven to 350°F.
  7. Crumble topping over bread mixture. Bake 40-50 minutes or until puffed and golden. (Do not over bake.) Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

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Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories
650
Cholesterol
215mg
Carbohydrates
68g
Protein
13g
Fat
37g
Sodium
390mg
Dietary Fiber
4g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

Rating

This is a 'make-again' recipe! So delicious, and great, because you can prepare ahead!

Rating

This was great and easily halved for a smaller group.

Rating

Looks delicious!! BUT, it's a lot easier to be a great cook when you don't have to care about the health effects of your cooking. This would be a fantastic recipe if it were re-invented as something much less than 650 calories and (gasp!) 37 grams of fat per serving!!

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