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Makes: 8 cups
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 45 minutes
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Fruity French Toast Casserole
Fruity French Toast Casserole
Prep time: 10 minutesCooking time: 45 minutesTotal time: 55 minutes


8 cups
bread cubes; try whole grain bread
2 cups
fruit, sliced or chopped- fresh, frozen or canned
eggs, slightly beaten
1 cup
2 teaspoons
1⁄4 cup
1⁄4 cup
margarine or butter, softened
1⁄4 cup
1⁄2 cup
flour (all-purpose or whole wheat)


  1. Lightly oil or spray an 8" x 8" baking dish or 2-quart casserole.  Add bread cubes and fruit.
  2. In a medium bowl, blend eggs, milk, vanilla, and sugar.  Pour over bread cubes and fruit.  Stir gently to wet all bread with egg mixture.
  3. Cover and refrigerate until all liquid is absorbed (30 mins), or overnight.
  4. Just before baking, remove casserole from refrigerator.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  5. Make the topping:  In a small bowl, combine the softened margarine, sugar, and flour with a fork until crumbly.
  6. Uncover the casserole and sprinkle topping over fruit.  Bake until completely set, and starting to brown, (160 degrees F in the center), about 35-40 minutes. A longer baking time is needed when dish is chilled overnight. Serve warm.
  7. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.


This is a great recipe for using up extra bread.

  • For the fruit, try peaches, pears, berries or diced apples.
  • Lightly sprinkle with cinnamon or other spices such as nutmeg, ground cloves, allspice or cardamom at the end of step 2.
  • Try topping with a spoonful of yogurt when serving.
Serving Size: 
1 cup
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Depending on their skills, show kids how to:

  • Wash and dry fresh fruit
  • Measure dry ingredients
  • Crack and beat eggs
  • Sprinkle topping onto fruit
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