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slow cooker french toast

Slow Cooker French Toast

This is a seriously tasty French toast casserole that's crusty across the top and tender underneath. It's excellent to make for a crowd and reheats well the next day. Serve with your favorite seasonal fresh fruit along with maple syrup, jam, and/or yogurt on the side.
Course Breakfast, Brunch
Servings 6 to 8 servings
Author katiemorford

Ingredients

  • Olive oil or other favorite cooking oil
  • 6 cups crusty whole grain bread (cut into 1-inch cubes)
  • 3/4 cup pitted, chopped dates (or other favorite dried fruit such as raisins or chopped dried apricots)
  • 7 eggs
  • 3 1/2 cups low fat milk
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Lightly coat the inside of your slow cooker with olive oil.
  2. Put the cubed bread into the slow cooker. Sprinkle the chopped dates over the bread.
  3. Crack the eggs into a mixing bowl and whisk until blended. Add the milk, maple syrup, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla and whisk until smooth.
  4. Pour the egg mixture over the bread and dunk the bread into the eggs to coat it a bit. The bread will bob back to the surface.
  5. Put on the slow cooker lid, turn to high, and cook for 2 1/2 hours.
  6. Serve with generous amounts of your favorite fresh fruit along with maple syrup, jam and/or plain yogurt.

Recipe Notes

This recipe is adapted from the Slow Cooker French Toast Casserole recipe on from the Zen of Slow Cooking.