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Cranberry Orange French Toast Bake

Nothing is more comforting than a warm Cranberry Orange French Toast Bake in the morning!

  • Cranberry Orange French Toast Bake
  • Ingredients
    • 1 loaf bread, cut into cubes (about 6 ½ cups)
    • 4 large eggs
    • 1 ½ cup milk
    • 1 cup orange juice
    • 2 Tbsp. maple syrup (plus additional for serving)
    • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
    • ¼ tsp. ground nutmeg
    • Dash of cloves
    • ½ cup fresh or frozen cranberries

    Directions
    1. Spray a 9x13" or other 3-quart casserole dish with cooking spray and arrange bread cubes in an even layer in the dish. 1. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, orange juice, maple syrup and spices. Pour egg mixture over top of the bread, making sure all of the bread gets soaked. Scatter cranberries over top, making sure to tuck a few cranberries into the crevices between the bread cubes. 1. Let the French toast soak at least 15 minutes at room temperature, or cover with cling wrap and place in the fridge overnight. 1. When you're ready to bake, preheat oven to 375°F. Bake for about 30 minutes or until tops are lightly browned. 1. Serve with a drizzle of maple syrup. Enjoy!

    Chef's Tips

    Frozen cranberries can be used in place of fresh cranberries.


    Variations

    For gluten free: Use gluten free bread in place of regular bread. For dairy free: Use dairy free milk in place of regular milk.


    Nutrition

    Calories 270, Total Fat 3.5g (Saturated 1g, Trans 0g), Cholesterol 125mg, Sodium 430mg, Total Carbohydrate 44g (Dietary Fiber 6g, Sugars 14g), Protein 15g, Vitamin A 6%, Calcium 15%, Iron 15%, Vitamin C 25% *Nutritional values are an approximation. Actual nutritional values may vary due to preparation techniques, variations related to suppliers, regional and seasonal differences, or rounding.


    Serves: 6 servings

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