Is there anything better than a delicious warm breakfast or brunch on the weekends? I think not! This weeks Five Ingredient Friday recipe is for 5 Ingredient French Toast Casserole.
It is a very comforting dish with the perfect amount of soft insides that French Toast is so famous for, yet also has the crunchy sugar outsides the casserole gets from being baked.
This casserole is super easy to put together and perfect for when guests spend the night and you want to spend time with them in the morning instead of being in the kitchen…trust me, they’ll love you for making this dish!
When preparing for this post I did a little research on the history of French Toast (because I’m cool like that) and was fascinated to find that French Toast is also referred to as ‘gypsy toast’ and that all the way back in the 14th century there was a German recipe called ‘arme ritter’ which means ‘poor knight.’
Well, if this is an old peasant recipe, color me a peasant!
The funny thing is that I normally don’t like French Toast in it’s plain form (stale bread soaked in eggs and cream) because it is just all around soggy, but in this casserole, the textures and flavors with the hints of cinnamon and raisins from the bread and crunchy sugar topping all come together creating breakfast perfection!
This recipe was so popular, my publisher requested it be put in my cookbook Fast and Easy Five-Ingredient Recipes: A Cookbook for Busy People, I hope you enjoy the recipe:
Note: This recipe has been made by multiple readers and featured on my Reader Recreation page. If you ever make a SweetPhi blog recipe that you’d like to share, just include the hashtag #Sweetphiblog on social media or send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, I love seeing your recreations!