This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Zeal Grass Milk. The opinions and text are all mine.
Mother’s Day is taking on a bit of a twist this year. Since we can’t have family over or go out to brunch, we moms deserve a day off of cooking, I have decided to dedicate this Mother’s Day recipe to all the awesome moms out there, especially my mom!
My mom has passed on a lot to me: her blue eyes, her love of family fun, and walking the fine line between pure Momma Love and overprotective neuroticism (think Beverly Goldberg without the shoulder pads). Well- she still might come over wearing her 80’s jumpsuit with the big white Reebok shoes. I know that I have crossed over to my mom’s level of neuroticism when my kids sarcastically start calling me, “Bev”.
My kids love French toast, but let’s face it, standing in front of a skillet for 30 minutes making 15 pieces of French toast is not what I envisioned for Mother’s Day. That’s why I love this recipe, you can prep it in 5-minutes and pop it in the oven. My kids like to drizzle syrup on their individual piece, rather than on the entire casserole. For this French Toast Casserole, I wanted to use high-quality milk that also tastes great, such as Zeal Grass Milk.
Here are a couple of the reasons that I think this milk is above the rest:
Delicious for my family? Yes! It’s yummy to drink and delicious in recipes.
Nutritious for my kids? Yes! It’s naturally rich in A2 protein with higher levels of healthy fats like Omega-3s and CLAs. Naturally, it’s non-GMO, too.
Supportive to local small farmers? Yes! The milk is single-sourced, from family-owned farms in Missouri.
Kind to the cows? Yes! The cows freely graze on natural grass in the fresh air 365 days a year. They even walk 10,000 steps a day – which I have to admit, is more than I’ve been moving on some of these “shelter-in-place” days. At least someone is getting exercise.
For local Chicago friends, if you want to get started with Zeal Grass Milk it is on sale until June 4th at all local Sunset Foods and Fresh Farm stores. It’s a great way to give it a try! Zeal Grass Milk is also available at Sugar Beet Co-op.
You should try their chocolate milk, too, my kids love it!
- 1 14-16 oz. loaf brioche bread
- 2 ½ cup Whole Milk such as Zeal Grass Milk
- 6 eggs
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 1 tbsp. vanilla
- ⅓ cup melted butter
- Slice brioche bread into 1” slices and then cut those into 1” cubes.
- Pour melted butter into a 9x13 baking dish and coat it well.
- Layer bread into a greased baking dish.
- In a medium bowl whisk together milk, eggs, brown sugar, and vanilla and pour evenly over the bread.
- I like to let this sit in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours and if possible, overnight.
- When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350 degrees and bake uncovered for 35-40 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
- Remove from the oven and let it sit for 5-10 minutes before serving.