Sprouted Ancient Whole Wheat Cinnamon Orange French Toast Casserole
This Cinnamon Orange French Toast Casserole makes the perfect Christmas morning breakfast with its rich flavors of orange and maple plus an extra-crunchy toasted topping of cinnamon sugar. It can easily be prepared ahead of time which makes breakfast extra easy and the smell of it baking will have everyone coming in to the kitchen early on Christmas morning!
6 cups One Degree Organics Sprouted Ancient Whole Wheat Bread, cubed
1 1/2 cup almond or soy milk
1/2 cup maple syrup
Zest from one large orange
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
4 Tbsp vegan butter, melted
3 Tbsp dark brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
Optional toppings for serving:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Slice the bread into 1-inch cubes and arrange in a lightly greased 2-quart baking dish.
In a small bowl, whisk together the milk, maple syrup, orange zest, cinnamon and salt. Evenly pour the milk mixture over the cubed bread.
At this point, the casserole can be baked right away, or covered and refrigerated overnight.
In another small bowl, mix the melted butter, sugar and cinnamon. Using a spoon drizzle evenly over the bread chunks.
Bake for 35-40 minutes. Allow to cool slightly before serving. Sprinkle with chopped pecans, maple syrup and powdered sugar, if desired.