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.
- 1 14-16 oz. loaf brioche bread
- 2 ½ cup Whole or 2% 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.