Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Better than Cinnamon Rolls Casserole
This is a recipe best prepared ahead of time. It makes for a great Sunday morning breakfast. Prepare it Saturday night, let it rest in the fridge overnight, and pop it in the oven in the morning.
8-10 slices of bread, cut into one inch pieces
1 1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Grease 9x9 (or 8x8) inch casserole dish. Layer 1/3 of the bread on the bottom, and lightly sprinkle with cinnamon. Layer more in, and sprinkle with cinnamon. Do this until you are out of bread.
Combine remaining ingredients in a bowl. Mix together well (by hand). Pour evenly over bread. Cover with foil or saran wrap and let sit in the fridge for at least an hour (or overnight).
When you're ready, bake at 350 F for 25-35 minutes. (Every oven is different. I prefer ours "doughy", so I usually do it for 25 minutes.)
There are various ways to top this. Our favorite is with condensed milk (while hot) or cream cheese icing (again, while hot). If you prefer dust with powdered sugar and drizzle with syrup or honey. Serve with fresh fruit and enjoy!