This week we have decided that these early morning dishes are simply too good to be confined to one time of day. We’re having Breakfast for Dinner!
I am bringing you a favorite breakfast dish of mine, French Toast Casserole that I top with sautéed apples. There’s no need to dip and fry this French toast, simply put it together in your baking dish, bake and serve when ready!
To begin, preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Cut or tear some crusty bread into about 1 inch pieces. Place them in a 9 inch square (or equivalent) baking dish that has been greased or sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. This is also a great way to salvage that almost stale bread – no waste!
In a bowl, combine 3/4 c milk, 1/2 cup half & half, 1/3 cup of sugar and 2 teaspoons of vanilla.
To that, add 4 eggs.
Whisk it all together until well combined and a little frothy.
Pour the egg mixture all over the top of the bread.
Gently press the bread into the egg mixture to make sure it soaks in well. A spatula does the trick perfectly. Set that aside for now.
In a bowl, combine 1/4 c flour, 1/4 c brown sugar, a pinch of salt, 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon and 1/2 tsp nutmeg. Stir them together.
Add in 1/4 cup cold butter that has been sliced up. Cut this in with a pastry blender until crumbly.
Next, finely chop a handful of pecans and add them to your topping mixture.
Sprinkle this all over the top of the bread. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until it is the firmness that you desire.
Meanwhile, let’s sauté some apples! Core and slice a Granny Smith apple or 2.
In a skillet, melt 2 tablespoons of butter over medium heat.
Toss in your apple slices and sauté these for 8-10 minutes, stirring often until the apples are tender.
Add in 3 tablespoons of brown sugar and a half teaspoon of cinnamon and give them a stir.
After a minute or so, the sugar has dissolved and you have these beautiful apples for your French toast!
Remove the casserole from the oven and let it sit for a couple minutes before serving.
Serve this with or without a drizzle of maple syrup. Enjoy!
This week many of the contributors for Sunday Supper have taken off to party away at the Food & Wine Conference in Orlando, Florida. But as you can see, we didn’t leave you hanging! Here is a cornucopia of breakfast delights to satisfy your “Breakfast for Dinner” wishes.
Tres Leches Pancakes from La Cocina de Leslie
French Toast Casserole with Sautéed Apples from The Foodie Army Wife
Gluten Free Breakfast Pizza from Blueberries And Blessings
Basic Vegan Waffles from Killer Bunnies, Inc
Kale, Bacon, Brown Rice Crustless Quiche from Shockingly Delicious
Bacon Egg and Potato Breakfast Tacos from Cookin’ Mimi
Steak and Egg Tostadas from The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen
Breakfast Bowls from Jane’s Adventures in Dinner
Bacon and Egg Waffles from The Urban Mrs
Homemade Lox from Growing Up Gabel
Seattle Sandwiches (Lox, Shmear, & A Fried Egg) from Juanita’s Cocina
Bacon & Brie Potato Bread Strata with Roasted Pears from Eat, Move, Shine
Saucy Ham and Cheese Breakfast Sliders from Daily Dish Recipes
Greek Frittata from Casa de Crews
Elderberry Flower Pancakes from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
Prosciutto, Gorgonzola and Rosemary Strata from That Skinny Chick Can Bake
Italian Turkey Meatballs (With a Secret) from What Smells So Good?
Bacon, Spinach and Tomato Breakfast Pizza from Runner’s Tales
Red Pepper and Egg Galette from Healthy. Delicious.
Waffles – One Plate, Two Ways: Sweet & Savory from Foxes Love Lemons
Steak & Egg Bagel Sandwich from girlichef
Florentine Benedict from Supper for a Steal
Oatmeal Ice Cream from Treats & Trinkets
Banana Waffles with Peanut Butter Syrup from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
Baked Berry French Toast from Table For Seven
But wait, there’s more!
Open Faced BTC Sandwich from Peanut Butter and Peppers
Crustless Spinach Quiche from The Hand That Rocks The Ladle
Bacon ‘n Eggs Bread Pudding from gotta get baked
Denver Breakfast Ring from Curious Cuisiniere
Copycat Japanese McDonald’s from Ninja Baking
One Pan Full English Fry-up from Food Lust People Love
Crumpets with Whipped Orange Honey from Kudos Kitchen by Renee
Leek, Mushroom and Gruyère Quiche from Hip Foodie Mom
Joe’s Special, the Original San Francisco Treat from Webicurean
Dark Chocolate, Orange & Pistachio Greek Yogurt Cups from Cupcakes & Kale Chips
Gluten Free Tomato Basil Crepes form No One Likes Crumbley Cookies
Sour Cherry Crisp from Pies and Plots
Cream Dried Beef and Waffles from Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
Sausage breakfast casserole from My cute bride
Almond Rice Crepes Stuffed With Sweet Potatoes & Peas from Sue’s Nutrition Buzz
Zucchini Pancakes with Sautéed Tomatoes and Feta from Ruffles & Truffles
Apple, Bacon, and Dubliner Cheese Stuffed French Toast from Neighborfood
Dulce de Leche Stuffed French Toast from Basic N Delicious
Normally it would be very socially unacceptable to have wine with your breakfast, but seeing as this is closer to sunset than sunrise, we say go for it!!!
Hangtown Fry and Wine Pairings with Breakfast for Dinner from ENOFYLZ Wine Blog
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