Raspberry French Toast Strata

by | Breakfast | 3 comments

I love to find a new recipe that will become a “go-to” for many years.  This Raspberry French Toast Strata will be one of those.  I served it Friday at the annual Bye-Bye Baby Brunch I host with a friend.  
2015-08-28 10.03.19
2015-08-28 13.55.14Several of the moms are gluten-free and this was a huge it with them and then my family when I made it again the next day.  Super easy and super delicious, too!

5.0 from 1 reviews
Raspberry French Toast Strata
 
Ingredients
  • ½ c pure maple syrup plus more for serving
  • 6 cups of 1 inch cubes of crusty bread (I've used Udi's French Dinner Rolls or Baguettes)
  • 1 pint fresh raspberries or quartered strawberries
  • 6 eggs
  • 4 cups milk (I used fat free because that is what I had on hand)
  • Zest from two lemons
  • A pinch of salt
  • Powdered sugar for garnish
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Lightly butter 9 x 13 baking dish.
  3. Pour ½ cup of maple syrup into the dish.
  4. Combine cubed bread and raspberries in the dish.
  5. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, lemon zest and salt.
  6. Pour over the bread and raspberries.
  7. Place dish on center rack and bake 45 minutes to 1 hour; until "set" in the middle.
  8. Sift powdered sugar on the top while allowing to cool for 5 minutes before serving.
  9. Serve with warm maple syrup.

It is the perfect balance of crunchy, creamy and lightly sweet. I don’t think it needed the additional maple syrup but, of course, my girls did!

2015-08-28 10.03.28This would be a great dish for brunch this Labor Day weekend.

xo

Alicia

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3 Comments

  1. Kelly Wilson

    Love this and love that it is sweetened with maple syrup instead of refined sugar. Have had good luck with similar recipes using Against the Grain baguettes if anyone can’t get their hands on Udis.

  2. Lana odom

    Going to make this with strawberry shortcake for a Church Social !!! Sounds yummy !!!

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3 Comments

  1. Kelly Wilson

    Love this and love that it is sweetened with maple syrup instead of refined sugar. Have had good luck with similar recipes using Against the Grain baguettes if anyone can’t get their hands on Udis.

  2. Lana odom

    Going to make this with strawberry shortcake for a Church Social !!! Sounds yummy !!!

Alicia Wood

Meet Alicia

AliciaWoodLifestyle.com is a lifestyle destination for everyday living written by Alicia Wood. Alicia's goal is create a timeless, fresh way to approach fashion, entertaining, beauty, design and travel.

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