Peach and Almond French Toast Casserole with Creamy Glaze

Peach and Almond French Toast Casserole with Creamy Glaze
  • Prep Time
  • Cooking Time
  • Skill Level
    Easy
  • Makes
    8
    servings

Ingredients

  • CASSEROLE:
  • 1 container (11 fl. oz.) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Almond Cooking Milk, divided
  • 5 to 6 slices white bread, cubed (about 5 cups)
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup (1 medium) fresh or thawed, frozen peaches, peeled and chopped
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • ALMOND TOPPING:
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons sliced almonds
  • CREAMY GLAZE:
  • fresh or thawed, frozen peaches
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

Instructions

FOR CASSEROLE:
PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Lightly butter 8-inch-square baking dish. Refrigerate 1/3 cup almond milk for Creamy Glaze.

PLACE bread cubes evenly into prepared baking dish. Combine eggs, remaining 1 cup almond milk, peaches, 3 tablespoons sugar, vanilla extract, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, nutmeg and salt in large bowl. Pour egg-peach mixture over the bread cubes and lightly mix until cubes have absorbed much of the liquid.

FOR ALMOND TOPPING:
COMBINE sugar and cinnamon in small bowl. Sprinkle mixture over the top of bread mixture. Sprinkle almonds over sugar mixture.

BAKE for 45 to 50 minutes or until the top of the casserole is golden. Serve warm with a drizzle of Creamy Glaze.

FOR CREAMY GLAZE:
PLACE peaches in blender; cover. Puree until smooth. Add remaining 1/3 cup almond milk that was refrigerated, 2 tablespoons sugar, lemon zest and juice to peaches. Blend until smooth. Adjust flavors as needed. Makes 2/3 cup.

NOTES/TIPS/SUBSTITUTIONS:
1) Consider adding different types of fresh, frozen or dried fruits to the casserole, like berries or raisins.
2) Whole-grain bread can be substituted for the white.

Nutritional Information

% Daily Value *

  • Total Fat 6g 8%
  • Saturated Fat 1g 5%
  • Cholesterol 95mg 32%
  • Sodium 230mg 10%
  • Carbohydrates 24g 9%
  • Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
  • Vitamin A 6%
  • Vitamin C 2%
  • Calcium 6%
  • Iron 6%
  • Sugars 14g
  • Protein 6g

* Percentage Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.