I love everything about this dish. It is super easy and super yummy. I needed to make something last weekend for a a small group of friends because we were throwing a garage sale at my house. Our friends brought stuff to sell and I had told them that I would provide breakfast and coffee. I wanted to make something I can quickly put together and leave in the oven while I help set up and attend to my 1 year old. This was perfect and a hit! My friend Rheanna gave me this recipe, except that I tweaked it a little bit because I didn’t have vanilla extract and that I didn’t really want to use as much granulated sugar that it asked for. But I still give her props! Thanks Rheezy! Everyone loved it! Even my little one!
1 loaf of french bread (cut cubed)
3 cups of milk
4 tbsp of agave nectar
2 tbsp of vanilla bean maple syrup (fresh&easy brand) or vanilla extract
2 tbsp of granulated sugar
4 tbsp of cinnamon
1/2 c. melted unsalted butter
Preheat oven at 350 degrees. Using a large buttered casserole dish, spread out cubes of bread at the bottom.. Mix milk, eggs, agave nectar, vanilla and 2 tbsp of cinnamon in a bowl. Then pour evenly over the bread. Then pour melted butter over the top of the bread. Let it sit for 10 minutes to soak.
Then sprinkle granulated sugar and the rest of the cinnamon over the top.
Bake for 1 hour.
Serve with the vanilla bean syrup or fruit with powdered sugar and enjoy!