Spiced Pear French Toast Casserole

November 30, 2017
Spiced Pear French Toast Casserole. Make brunch extra special with this simple yet tasty dish. Juicy pears and cinnamon all baked into a delicious French Toast casserole.

 

Wish I had more time to chat with you today. But I am pushing it even trying to crank this one out. Sam is starting to make some movement in his rock n’ play so it’s only a matter of time before he will be demanding milk. But when you see this recipe, you will be fine with very few words. French toast casserole typically gets my ears perking up. And this one is gonna be perfect for your holiday brunches or just a morning at home with the family. Have it your way!

I have a couple baked French Toast recipes. I love this Raspberry Almond French Toast Casserole as well as this fall inspired Pumpkin Pecan Baked French Toast. But this new recipe, with juicy spiced pears is definitely my very favorite of all. Well, until another comes along because I am pretty sure that’s what I said about the other two recipes when I shared them. Just always have to one up it every time!

Spiced Pear French Toast Casserole. Make brunch extra special with this simple yet tasty dish. Juicy pears and cinnamon all baked into a delicious French Toast casserole. The thing about baking French Toast is how easy it is. Tear up a bunch of bread, pour egg mixture on top, soak for a few minutes and then bake. That’s about it! Less mess and less work than regular French Toast and almost dessert like with a bread pudding like texture. If you love bread pudding, then you will love it. And everyone at the table for sure!

You can make this egg free with a combination of flax and milk. Use the same amount of milk but with 5 tablespoons of flax meal. And then make sure to allow it to chill for about 15 minutes. That should do the trick!

PS: I did not type fast enough. There was a definite milk break for the little guy before I got this to you. And plenty of snuggles as well!

Spiced Pear French Toast Casserole. Make brunch extra special with this simple yet tasty dish. Juicy pears and cinnamon all baked into a delicious French Toast casserole.

Spiced Pear French Toast Casserole
Serves 6
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
45 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
45 min
Ingredients
  1. 8 slices bread of choice ( I used wide pan bread, so use about 9 if your slices are small)
  2. 5 large eggs
  3. 1 1/4 c milk of choice
  4. 1/4 c pure maple syrup or honey
  5. 2 tsp vanilla extract
  6. 2 medium ripe pears
  7. 1 T cinnamon
  8. oil of choice to grease pan
  9. cranberries for garnish (optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. Cut or tear bread into small, 1-2 in. pieces and add to a 2-3 qt. greased casserole dish. Cut pears into bite sized pieces and mix in with bread.
  3. In a bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, cinnamon, maple, and vanilla.
  4. Pour egg mixture over bread and pear mixture and mix to coat well and allow all the mixture to be absorbed. (hands work well for this part!)
  5. Chill for about 10 minutes.
  6. Bake for 30 minutes or until bread on top is browned and egg is cooked through.
  7. Cool for 5-10 minutes and then serve with warm maple syrup and fresh cranberries.
  8. Store leftovers in refrigerator.
Notes
  1. For egg free, sub the eggs for 5 T flaxmeal and allow to chill before pouring over bread for at least 15 minutes.
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Spiced Pear French Toast Casserole. Make brunch extra special with this simple yet tasty dish. Juicy pears and cinnamon all baked into a delicious French Toast casserole. bewholebyou.com

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14 Comments

  • Reply Jenn December 1, 2017 at 9:47 am

    This sounds delightful! Would make a perfect Christmas morning breakfast. And I love that it will work with flax “eggs”!

    • Reply Lorie December 1, 2017 at 9:58 am

      Yes! It does, just gotta really allow it to set!

  • Reply Rachel December 1, 2017 at 11:11 am

    This sounds delicious. I’ll have to make this over winter break!

    • Reply Lorie December 9, 2017 at 4:11 pm

      Enjoy!

  • Reply amanda -runtothefinish December 1, 2017 at 12:18 pm

    I’m always too lazy to just make a single piece, so this idea is exactly what I needed!! Pinning so I can remember it for family get togethers or post long run!

    • Reply Lorie December 9, 2017 at 4:11 pm

      It’s really easy and less mess I think!

  • Reply Mike December 2, 2017 at 10:07 pm

    Made this morning with a loaf of gluten free bread. It was amazing… no leftovers. I had to call it “spiced pear bread pudding” since my daughter thinks she doesn’t like French toast.

    • Reply Lorie December 3, 2017 at 8:23 pm

      Ha! So glad it worked out–maybe that’s what I will tell my husband because he loves bread pudding! Thanks for sharing, Mike.

  • Reply Whitney E. RD December 3, 2017 at 1:14 pm

    Yum! This sounds like the perfect holiday breakfast for a big group. I love the combo of pears and cranberries – such a delicious mix!

    • Reply Lorie December 9, 2017 at 4:11 pm

      So much more festive that way I think!

  • Reply Kristina @ Love & Zest December 3, 2017 at 1:31 pm

    Having this for breakfast would be a great way to start any day!

    • Reply Lorie December 9, 2017 at 4:10 pm

      100%!

  • Reply Ashley | Fit Mitten Kitchen December 4, 2017 at 3:02 pm

    I haven’t made baked french toast yet but I definitely need to try! This combo sounds lovely.

    • Reply Lorie December 9, 2017 at 4:10 pm

      It’s one of our faves!!

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