Freezer French Toast Casserole
Freezer recipes are my favorite thing, I love having homemade goodness in the freezer, especially as we move into the holidays! This is the best recipe for when you have overnight guests during long holiday weekends or even kids for a sleepover! Plus it is a great way to use up left over or stale bread!
Rosh Hashana was last week and we had big round loaves of challah, one plain and one with raisins. Shockingly, we had a good amount left over and I was quick to turn it into a freezer french toast casserole! Yum! First I tore up the bread and put it into a disposable pan. I pick these up at big box stores for a great price and love putting freezer meals in disposables because I can still use all my pans in everyday cooking and it is super easy clean up.
After that I mixed up the milk and egg mixture. This is kind of an eyeball recipe, I used a small container of milk, 6 eggs, about a 1/4 cup of brown sugar and a good tablespoon or so of cinnamon. I will be honest though, this is a very much “to your taste” or “until it looks right” kind of recipe.
Mix all that goodness up until it is combined.
Then pour it on over the bread. This recipe is best when this has time to soak so if you want to use it next day then pop it in the fridge overnight at this stage. But if you want to make this to keep in the freezer, follow along.
Since I want this ready to go, I put the margarine or butter on top of the casserole in pieces before I put it in the freezer. If you are putting this in the fridge to use the next day ten you can just add this part in the morning before you put it in the oven the next morning.
At this point I cover it with plastic wrap (to avoid freezer burn) and the foil and write the directions on the top and put it in my deep freezer. Then it is all ready!
It does take about an hour to cook, but if you put it in the oven right when you wake up, by the time you are ready or the rest of the house has gotten up on a lazy weekend, it will be perfect! If I have family over that I know wakes up earlier than me, I will ask them to put it in the oven, having the directions on the top makes this really simple! If you are cooking it from the fridge, I would cut 15 min or so off the time.
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