Mini Orange-Maple French Toast Breakfast Casserole
Try this recipe when you want to serve something for breakfast or brunch that's both special and delicious!
4 ounces mascarpone cheese or cream cheese, room temperature
4 large eggs
2/3 cup milk
1/3 cup orange juice
1/3 cup maple-flavored pancake syrup
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated orange peel
3 cups (1-inch) bread cubes (about 4 slices)
- Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
- Whisk cheese in medium bowl until smooth. Add eggs, 1 at a time, whisking after each addition until smooth. Stir in milk, orange juice, syrup and orange peel until smooth and blended.
- Divide bread among four greased 10-ounce ramekins or custard cups. Slowly pour a generous 1/2 cup egg mixture over bread in each cup; press bread into egg mixture. Place cups in baking pan.
- Bake in center of 350°F (175°C) oven until custards are puffed and knife inserted near centers comes out clean, about 30 minutes.
Makes 6 servings.
Make Ahead Tip: Casseroles can be assembled the night before and refrigerated, covered. Increase baking time slightly.
Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): Calories: 345; Total Fat: 20g; Saturated Fat: 9g; Cholesterol: 250mg; Total Carbs: 31g; Fiber: 1g; Protein: 12g; Sodium: 283mg.
Recipe and photograph courtesy of the American Egg Board.