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Chocolate Chip Candy Cane French Toast Casserole

Chocolate Chip Candy Cane French Toast Casserole -  Easy to whip up the night before, this is the perfect breakfast for Christmas morning!
Course Breakfast, Christmas
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 loaves crusty French bread cut into large chunks
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup peppermint mocha cream
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips, milk chocolate
  • 1/2 cup peppermint white chocolate baking chunks
  • 2 candy canes crushed
  • Whip Cream for garnish
  • Chocolate fudge sauce for garnish ( optional )
  • Vanilla Icing for garnish ( optional )

Vanilla Icing:

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp butter, softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3-4 tbsp milk

Instructions

  1. 1. Prepare your bread and set it to the side. Lightly cover it with foil.

    2. Spray a deep 8×8 or 9×7 baking dish with non-stick baking spray. Set aside.

    3. In a large bowl, beat together the eggs, brown sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla.

    4. Stir in the peppermint mocha cream and milk.

    5. Add the dried bread to the egg batter and toss them together until the liquid has absorbed by at least half.

    6. Fold in the chocolate chips and peppermint baking chunks. Pour the mixture into the baking dish.

    7. Cover the casserole with plastic wrap.

    8. Refrigerate overnight, at least 8 hours.

    9. Remove the dish from the refrigerator and let it stand at room temperature.

    10. Preheat the oven to 350º. Uncover the casserole and bake, about 45 minutes. Serve warm.

    11. Top with fresh whipped cream. Drizzle a fudge sauce and vanilla icing on top.

    Garnish with candy canes.  

    Directions Vanilla Icing

    In medium bowl, combine all ingredients until smooth, adding enough milk for desired glaze consistency.