This Butterscotch French Toast Bake is an easy-to-make breakfast treat with butterscotch syrup baked right in and topped with a crispy graham cracker crumble!
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I know I am jumping the gun a little bit, but Easter will be here before we know it, and I am thinking about Easter brunch.
I wanted to come up with something that was a little different, that I could do most of the work for ahead of time, but that would be really delicious and special.
One great option for brunch is this Cheesy Tater Tot Casserole, which is always a hit. But I was looking for something a little more on the sweet side.
So I put on my thinking cap, and, I think I have found the winner with this Butterscotch French Toast Bake!
The first time I made this, I tried using butterscotch schnapps. But the flavor wasn't great, and I wasn't completely sure that all the alcohol had baked out (wouldn't want to be serving an alcoholic breakfast to little ones, YIKES!). So I decided to approach it from a different angle and use sundae syrup.
Of course, you can always make your own butterscotch syrup if you like (here's a recipe from my friend Karyn at Pint Sized Baker). It isn't that hard, and I always like to make things myself if I have the time.
But, in the event that you don't have the time, you can use store-bought, like this butterscotch syrup from Smuckers (affliate link).
In any event, the butterscotch syrup worked GREAT. Just butterscotch-y enough, and not too sweet. YUH - UMMM! (if I do say so myself)
One tip - it is easiest if the bread you are using isn't super fresh. If it is a little stale and dry, it is easier to work with and cut into pieces.
Plus I can usually get the day-old loaves for ½ price at the grocery store! I always love a bargain!
Butterscotch French Toast Bake
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Butterscotch French Toast Bake
- 10 oz loaf French bread (cut into bite-sized pieces, stale bread works great)
- 6 eggs
- 1 cup milk
- ½ cup butterscotch syrup
- 4 graham cracker sheets (crushed)
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons melted butter
- 2 teaspoons butterscotch syrup
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- Lightly grease a 9x13 baking dish.
- Distribute the pieces of bread evenly in the baking dish.10 oz loaf French bread
- In a medium bowl, combine the eggs, milk, and butterscotch syrup, then pour over the bread, moving the bread around as necessary to absorb the liquid.6 eggs, 1 cup milk, ½ cup butterscotch syrup
- Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour, or longer (even overnight) until you are ready to bake.
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).
- In a small bowl, combine the graham crackers, brown sugar, melted butter, butterscotch syrup, and salt.4 graham cracker sheets, ¼ cup brown sugar, 2 tablespoons melted butter, 2 teaspoons butterscotch syrup, ¼ teaspoon salt
- Evenly sprinkle the graham cracker mixture over the casserole.
- Bake uncovered until browned and bubbling, about 25 minutes.
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How delicious Kristin!! Thank you for sharing this recipe at Create, Bake, Grow & Gather this week.I'm delighted to be featuring it at tomorrow's party and pinning too!
Oh YUM!! Two of my favorite things, butterscotch and French toast! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
Hi Kristin, Thank you for sharing this luscious looking recipe with us on Party in Your PJ's! I've featured you on this week's party!
Helen at the Lazy Gastronome
Kristin - this sounds like such a treat! Thank you for sharing at the What's for Dinner Party - hope to see you again this week!
French Toast bake is one of my favorite breakfast foods. This looks amazing. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday. Hope to see you next week.
Jhuls @ The Not So Creative Cook
I would absolutely love this for breakfast! Thanks for sharing!
This looks so yummy! Sharing it in a roundup post to publish on 9-23-17.
I made this for breakfast this morning, and my family loved it. The graham cracker topping really makes it special. By the way, I used homemade caramel sauce because I didn't have any butterscotch syrup on hand. Also, I baked the French toast at 350 degrees for about 35 minutes. Thanks so much!
Caramel sauce sounds amazing. So glad you and your family liked this! Thanks for stopping by and letting me know! 🙂
Yum! Featuring this week on Family Fun Friday!
Looks super yummy. I have featured this at my Winter Blues Wednesday party. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks. http://diybydesign.blogspot.com