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Individual breakfast casseroles are infused with fresh orange and maple for a breakfast dish that can be made ahead of time. Perfect for special company or a holiday morning!

Orange-Maple French Toast CasserolesThis post has been sponsored by The American Egg Board




Easter talks and festivities are finally in full swing around here. Easter morning will be here before I know it, and as usual, I have lists of things I want to do/try before the holiday comes. It’s more fun every year as my kids are getting older and better able to understand and participate. We will be having lots of fun this year!!

One of our favorite traditions as the kids have gotten older is dying Easter eggs. I always looked forward to it as a kid, and I hope that my kids have great memories of afternoons coloring eggs and Easter egg hunts as they get older.

This year, the American Egg Board is making Easter easier on all of us with everything from tips for the perfect hard boiled egg to all kinds of egg-centered recipes you can serve up on Easter morning or for Easter dinner.

And for even more fun, they have teamed up with Bob and Courtney Novogratz, HGTV designers (and parents to 7!!) to bring you all kinds of fun egg ideas for Easter. I’ll admit that we are usually pretty boring and just use dye and stickers, but the Novogratz family has so many fun ideas that I know we’ll be stealing a few. With everything from family pictures on the eggs to using washi tape (I’m doing this!!), you know you won’t have the boring eggs this year!!

Individual Orange-Maple French Toast Casseroles on Taste and Tell

And of course, there is the food!! We usually have a big family dinner, so I like to do more of a brunch to hold us over until dinnertime. And with the craziness of Easter morning, with the kids discovering their Easter baskets, I always love to do something that can be made ahead of time.

This year, I will be making these Individual Orange-Maple French Toast Casseroles. They have the fresh flavor of orange, and you can never go wrong with anything maple flavored in this house. I especially love that they are baked in individual dishes, which makes brunch feel a little more special for my little ones. You could bake this in a bigger casserole dish, but special mornings call for special treatment!

I dusted these with powdered sugar and extra syrup before serving, because, well – my kids loved it that way. This is a perfect breakfast for any special breakfast or brunch!

Orange Maple French Toast Casserole - Taste and Tell



Orange-Maple French Toast Casseroles

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Orange-Maple French Toast Casseroles

Individual breakfast casseroles are infused with fresh orange and maple for a breakfast dish that can be made ahead of time. Perfect for special company or a holiday morning!

Ingredients

  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 4 eggs
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup maple-flavored pancake syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 3-4 cups cubed bread
  • powdered sugar and additional pancake syrup, for serving

Instructions

  1. Whisk the cream cheese until smooth. Add in the eggs, one at a time, beating until smooth after each addition. Stir in the milk, orange juice, syrup and orange peel.
  2. Divid the bread between 4 (10 oz) ramekins or baking dishes that have been greased. Slowly pour the egg mixture evenly over the bread. Place the dishes on a baking sheet and cover.
  3. Refrigerate overnight or until ready to bake.
  4. Preheat the oven to 350F. Uncover the dishes and bake until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean, 30-35 minutes.
  5. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and drizzle with pancake syrup just before serving.

Notes

slightly adapted from The Incredible Edible Egg

http://www.tasteandtellblog.com/orange-maple-french-toast-casseroles/

I am in a working relationship with the American Egg Board, and this post has been sponsored. I’m so glad to be able to work with companies and organizations that I truly believe in. Thank you for supporting them, too.

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12 Responses to Orange-Maple French Toast Casseroles

  1. This looks so good. I love the orange :-) Pinned!

  2. I love that you make these into individual servings! The maple orange flavor combo sounds awesome :)

  3. I love adding a little orange zest to my french toast, so I would go nuts over these individual casseroles, Deborah! I’d absolutely eat more than 1 serving too. Looks great!

  4. Kathy says:

    These look so cute! My kids (and I) would love these!

  5. This looks irresistible and I love the orange-maple combo!

  6. marcie says:

    I love baked french toast, and the orange maple combination is just incredible!

  7. Orange zest always bring the life to the party!! These are beautiful Deb!!

  8. Joanne says:

    Holidays are the best for fun breakfasts!! I love the sound of this french toast casserole. Easier than having to fry up all those bread slices one by one!

  9. Chels R. says:

    This looks amazing and the orange and maple…is just killing me. I really want to eat that for breakfast!

  10. Looks so good! I love adding orange juice to our French Toast- but haven’t tried cream cheese yet!

  11. This looks so delicious. I think I could eat five of them right now.

  12. Ohhhhh this is fantasticalllized!

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