Recipe by McCormick® & Company
"Holiday Morning French Toast is the perfect breakfast item to serve your family on a special holiday morning. It can be made up the night before and simply baked in the morning. The aroma lets your family know that they are in for a real treat."
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McCormick® Ground Cinnamon, divided
tart apples, such as Granny Smith, peeled, cored and thinly sliced
dried cranberries or raisins
Italian or French bread, cut into 1-inch slices
1 1/2 cups
McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
Made this for Christmas morning and once since then with modifications that have turned out beautifully. Texas Toast works wonderfully for this recipe - 6 slices (which look pretty halved on the diagonal) fit perfectly into the 9x13 pan. I decreased the sugar to 1/2 cup and increased the cranberries to 3/4 cup. As recommended by another reviewers, I let the dish sit overnight with some soda cans on top to help the bread soak up the egg. I found that it helps to spray the aluminum foil cover with cooking spray before baking, else the bread puffs up and sticks to the foil. I also baked for much longer than called for -- 1 hour covered and ten minutes uncovered. We will make this again and again!
This was pretty good. I don't think that I would make it again because the presentation was not so good. I flipped it over but it still looked ugly. If you are trying to impress...try the Creme Brulee French Toast on this site. That one is to die for!
This was quick, easy and wonderful to wake up to on a Sunday morning! I scaled the recipe in half and cooked in a 8" or 9" square pan. I also covered with foil overnight and laid some soda cans on top so that the french bread would soak up all the milk mixture. No need for syrup here!
I was surprised to see some 3 star ratings on this - I think it tastes great, and it smells wonderful, too. I have made it for my parents and in-laws, and they've all loved it. I used a loaf of bakery Italian bread, which I cubed to allow the bread to soak up the egg more easily and to make it easier to serve when finished. I let the cubed bread dry out a bit before mixing in the egg since that seems that very fresh bread gets doughy after it sits in the egg overnight. Granny Smith apples work well for me. For more tang, I suggest dried cherries instead of dried cranberries.
I make this french toast every Christmas morning and everyone loves it and now looks forward to it. I always make it the night before. This past Christmas I used orange flavored Craisins and everyone thought that it added a nice flavor. Enjoy!
This recipe was satisfactory. Some of the bread was a little dry. If I make it again I will use more liqiud and omit the rasins.
This recipe didn't come out as I had hoped. The apples were mush and the flavor cooked out. I did use whole grain bread however, I will try again with French bread and cut the apples bigger next time.
GREAT brunch recipe. Very easy and is made ahead of time. I've made it several times and everyone loves it and asks for the recipe. The only thing I have done to change the recipe is leave out the raisins and/or currants. They are not missed.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Holiday Morning French Toast
Serving Size: 1/12 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 115
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