We’re ending our scheduled trip through Cravings with this French Toast Casserole with Salted Frosted Flakes. Some of the links in our Cravings posts are affiliate links. If you’re interested in making this dish or any of our others, you need to buy Chrissy Teigen’s cookbook!
When Fatima and I visit my parents, we always try to think of something new to cook for them. It’s usually around a holiday, like Christmas, where we try to throw together a menu of delicious things. Sometimes we go a little too crazy, while other times we scale back way too much. This year, we are going to make this French Toast Casserole with Salted Frosted Flakes.
French Toast is my backup diner meal when chocolate chip pancakes are not available. There’s just something so amazing about warm, fluffy, cinnamon bread slathered in melted butter on a weekend morning. When I’m planning to make french toast, I will run out to the store and buy a baguette, just so I can leave it out to get stale.
This French Toast Casserole is Oh. Em. Gee. Wow.
First, you have to plan to make this. The recipe said this should sit overnight. It could sit for 4-6 hours, but I wanted to eat this for breakfast, not dinner. Second, this is very easy to make. Once everything is in the pan, it goes from your counter, to your fridge, to your counter, to the oven, and then to your table for consumption. The only hard part was timing this for our guests.
Surprisingly, we do not own a 9×13 baking dish. So we used our dutch oven. We found that we needed to cook this about 15-20 minutes longer so it would bake through to the middle.
These salted Frosted Flakes really make this French Toast Casserole stand out. They are awesome, and they should be sold separately. They are just buttered, salted, Frosted Flakes. But once they bake, they crisp right up and are amazing!
While I don’t like rum, however, the flavor was really good in the bread! We paired this with pineapple mimosas while our friend, Tammy, showed us how to make flower arrangements for the holidays. Can’t wait to make this again for Christmas!