sweet French toast bake

While everyone else is out there saying, “New year, new me,” I’m over here saying, “New year, same obsession with food.” This morning, I woke up and realized that today was going to be my last day of binge eating for a while (okay, maybe a little bit of a new me), because I really let myself enjoy the holiday season and didn’t worry so much about my diet. However, the holidays are over, and it’s time to get back in the swing of healthy eating.

Anyway, as a celebratory last day of eating junk food, I whipped up this delicious French toast bake. It’s the perfect way to start your day off of work. After all, diet starts tomorrow, right?

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Ingredients:

1 loaf French bread, chopped into 1/2 inch – 1 inch pieces

2/3 c whole milk

3 eggs

1 tbsp sugar

½ tbsp cinnamon

1 c brown sugar

1 stick butter, softened

1 tbsp confectioner’s sugar

Preheat oven to 350. Grease a 9×9 inch pan and add the chopped bread. In a bowl, mix milk, eggs, 1/2 tbsp sugar and 1/4 tbsp cinnamon. Drizzle over bread (optional: you can do this part the night before). Then, in a bowl, add brown sugar, remaining white sugar and remaining cinnamon. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Top bread with mixture. Bake 20 minutes. Sprinkle with confectioner’s sugar and serve immediately with warm maple syrup.

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