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Coconut Cinnamon Raisin French Toast Bake with Blackberry Greek Yogurt Sauce. Say that 5 times.
I know what you’re thinking. So many flavors in a single dish.
Well- it just so happens that this combination works and can be made Gluten Free! I personally didn’t use gluten free bread, but I know Udi’s makes a Cinnamon Raisin Bread, which can be found at most Whole Foods and local co-ops. If you are a gluten eater or not a fan of cinnamon raisin- feel free to use any kind of bread you desire!
French toast bakes are pretty simple to make and similar to normal french toast…except for the fact that you bake it instead of pan frying it! I did this recipe at my parent’s house when I was in Ohio, and they have amazing natural lighting in their kitchen so I took detailed, step-by-step photos of how I did it.
Start off with 6 pieces of bread and slice them into cubes. I did 3 slices down and three slices across.
Then crack your eggs (5 of em), and add about 1/4 cup of coconut milk and…
A tablespoon of honey and whisk.
Add in your bread and give it a stir, making sure all of the bread is submerged in the egg mixture.
Coconut Cinnamon Raisin French Toast Bake with Blackberry Greek Yogurt Sauce
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Cook Time: 35 minutes
- Total Time: 55 minutes
- 16-oz. loaf cinnamon raisin bread, sliced
- 8 large eggs
- 1 cup unsweetened plain almond milk (or any kind of milk)
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- First, preheat oven to 350ºF and spray a 9-inch x 12-inch casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray.
- Next, slice cinnamon raisin bread into 1-inch squares. Then, place the squares on the bottom of the dish.
- In a medium bowl, whisk 8 large eggs. Then, add almond milk, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Whisk until combined.
- Pour egg mixture on top of bread and use your hands to make sure all bread is full submerged.
- Use a wet paper towel to clean the sides then cover with a piece of tin foil. Bake at 350ºF for 30 minutes.
- Remove tin foil and continue baking at 375ºF for 10-15 minute minutes or until fully cooked.
- Top with a dusting of powdered sugar and maple syrup.
I wasn’t feeling honey or maple syrup on top and we had just purchased some BEAUTIFUL blackberries from Trader Joe’s, so I decided to make a Greek yogurt sauce. You’ll need:
- Full Fat Greek Yogurt
- Coconut Milk
- Fresh Blackberries
Making this sauce is more of an art than a science. Which is why I failed to write down the exact recipe. At least I’m being honest? It’s something like equal parts greek yogurt and milk, a drip of honey, and a few mashed blackberries all mixed together.
Don’t be mad. Just experiment!
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