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December 21, 2016
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Peaches and Cream French Toast Bake

Peaches and Cream French Toast is sure to be a family favorite. Make this breakfast casserole the night before, and pop it in the oven while you enjoy your morning coffee. Voila! Breakfast is served.

Peaches and Cream Overnight French Toast

Overnight French Toast is always a hit with the whole family! What I love most is that you can do the bulk of the work the night before. This leaves just the simple task of popping it into the oven for the morning so you can enjoy the most important part of the day: a quiet cup of coffee before the rest of the house wakes up!

 

Peaches and Cream Overnight French Toast

But, if you know anything about California, you know fresh peaches are not in season year round, right?

Enter California canned peaches to save the day!  

These peaches are so tender and perfect for curbing that sweet craving in the dead of winter. No, really! They are super sweet and hold up beautifully while baking. I opted to use peaches in 100% juice as opposed to syrup, but feel free to use either version. Just make sure to thoroughly drain them before adding them to the top of the bread mixture.   

Are you ready to get started?

Let’s take a look at how to make Peaches and Cream French Toast!

Torn pieces of bread in baking dish

Butter a 13×9 pan. I used a ceramic dish, but you can use a glass pan or even a metal one if that’s all you have. Add in the torn pieces of bread. We used a French loaf along with croissants; you won’t want to skip that part. The croissants add a great texture!

 

Add the egg and milk mixture over bread

Add the egg and milk mixture.

 

Top bread with peaches

Top with two cans of canned peaches.

 

Top peaches with brown sugar

Top with the brown sugar-cinnamon mixture.

 

Add chopped pecans to recipe

Add chopped pecans to the top.

 

Uncooked Peaches and Cream Overnight French Toast

Cover, refrigerate and take a long winter’s nap.

 

Pour cream over top of dish

In the morning right before baking, top with the heated cream and bake for 45 minutes at 350 degrees.

 

Peaches and Cream Overnight French Toast

Remove from the oven and allow to rest a few minutes.

 

Sprinkle Powdered Sugar over Peaches and Cream Overnight French Toast

Dish up a generous helping and dust with powdered sugar.

 

Maple Syrup poured over Peaches and Cream Overnight French Toast

That was super easy, right? Smother your Peaches and Cream French Toast in warm maple syrup and enjoy!

Peaches and Cream French Toast Breakfast Casserole
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Peaches and Cream French Toast Bake

Peaches and Cream French Toast is sure to be a family favorite. Make this breakfast casserole the night before, and pop it in the oven while you enjoy your morning coffee. Voila! Breakfast is served.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword breakfast, breakfast casserole, french toast, french toast bake, overnight, peaches
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Refrigeration Time 12 hours
Total Time 12 hours 55 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 605kcal
Author Susan, CA Grown Mom

Ingredients

  • 2- 15 oz. cans sliced peaches drained
  • 1 loaf french bread torn into medium sized pieces
  • 3 large croissants torn into medium sized pieces
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 1/2 cup heavy cream divided
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup pecans chopped

Instructions

  • Butter a 13x9 pan. Add the french bread and croissant pieces to the pan.
  • Mix eggs, milk, 1/2 cup of the heavy cream, sugar and vanilla and pour over bread.
  • Place the drained peach slices onto the top of the bread.
  • Combine the brown sugar and cinnamon and dust over the top of peaches. Top with chopped pecans.
  • Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • In the morning, remove french toast from refrigerator and preheat oven to 350.
  • Heat the remaining 1 cup heavy cream on low heat until it is reduced by half. Pour over french toast mixture and bake for 45 minutes.
  • Allow to rest. Serve with warm maple syrup and dust with powdered sugar.

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Notes

Whipped cream and sprinkles are always a welcome addition to this family favorite. 

Nutrition

Calories: 605kcal | Carbohydrates: 68g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 203mg | Sodium: 444mg | Potassium: 389mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 1268IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 151mg | Iron: 3mg

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