Joining in on Fall Into Flavor hosted by 2nd Cup of Coffee today. For more recipes go over and check out the other participants! It has been great fun over these last five weeks!
This has been a holiday breakfast tradition at our house for a very long time.
The variation on this on are only limited to your imagination.
10 to 12 slices of the bread of your choice. I usually use white bread but it works well with whole wheat. It would be very good made with raisin bread also!
8 oz cream cheese (you can use fat free or 1/3 less fat) depending on how much cream cheese you like you may need two blocks of cheese??)
12 eggs ( you can cut back on the egg yolks too)
1/3 cup maple syrup (if you cutting calories you an use reduced calorie syrup also)
2 cups milk (depending on how much fat you want you can use skim, it will not be as creamy but it will still be very good, or you can go for it and use whole milk or half and half)
Spread the cream cheese on the bread and make sandwiches.
Cut the crusts off the sandwiches. You don’t really have to cut the crust off it but it looks better and it’s the holidays so cut the crusts!
Spray a 9 X 13 baking dish with cooking spray.
Place cream cheese sandwiches side by side in the pan. You may have to cut some of them in half to get all the pieces to fit.
Beat the eggs and milk and maple syrup together.
Pour milk and eggs over bread and cover with foil and place in refrigerator overnight.
Preheat oven to 375.
With foil still on pan bake in 375 oven 30 minute.
After 30 minutes remove foil and bake an additional 15 or so minutes until top is golden brown. It will puff up a lot and then settle down once removed from the oven.
When the center is firm it is done.
Serve with warm maple syrup.
You can add anything you like to the cream cheese, I have added cinnamon, chopped nuts, apricot jam, orange zest…the possibilities are endless. You can also go savory by adding chopped bacon or crumbled sausage. I would omit the maple syrup from the recipe if you are going savory.
You can even add a bit of cinnamon to the milk mixture if you like as well.
Serve with orange juice and a fruit salad and your good. For a real festive holiday treat make your orange juice with sparkling water (for those underage) or hey if you at my house it might be a bottle of champagne.
A mimosa is holiday treat! I limit myself to one or the turkey will not make it into the oven.
Well this is my Farewell to Fall Into Flavor for this year!