Food is often the thing that gets me out of bed in the morning. I've even been known to cut a nap short just so I have time to eat two dinners. So, delicious breakfast food is something that I really look forward to. Not that cereal, oatmeal, toast, or other traditional breakfast foods aren't delicious, but there's something about a dish like this overnight french toast bake that really gets my wheels turning. Whatever that means!
Whenever I buy bread, I find I either go through it all really fast or, it ends up sitting there unused until it begins to go stale. While using fresh bread is perfectly fine for this recipe too, stale bread pulls in more moisture and flavor since it has dried out more. I had a loaf of white bread that only had two slices taken out of it that was beginning to go stale, so I made this french toast bake the other night and it did not disappoint!
Please note: these ingredient quantities are flexible. If you want a more moist dish, use more milk. If you want more protein, add more eggs. Creamier, add more cream cheese. Etc. Etc. It's hard to screw up! Get creative! (Sorry for saying moist)
Hope you love it!
xo - C