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Raspberry Coconut French Toast Casserole -- Looking for the perfect make-ahead brunch dish to serve to a crowd? This french toast bake will ensure you have something fabulous to wake up to | wearenotmartha.com

Raspberry Coconut French Toast Casserole

Looking for the perfect make-ahead brunch dish to serve to a crowd? This Raspberry Coconut French Toast Casserole will ensure you have something fabulous to wake up to! 
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Breakfast Casserole, French Toast Casserole, Make-Ahead Breakfasts
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Chill Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Makes: 10 -12 servings
Author: Sues

Ingredients

  • 1 loaf (about 17 oz.) brioche or challah bread, sliced and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 ½ cups fresh or frozen raspberries
  • ¾ cup shredded coconut, plus more for sprinkling (can use sweetened or unsweetened, but if using unsweetened, increase brown sugar to ¾ cup)
  • cup packed light brown sugar (use ¾ cup if using unsweetened coconut)
  • 9 large eggs
  • 2 ½ cups coconut milk (in a carton)
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

Crumb topping

  • cup packed light brown sugar
  • cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 4 Tbsp unsalted butter, chilled

Instructions

  • Lightly spray a 9x13 inch baking dish with cooking spray or brush with butter. Put bread cubes in baking dish and top with raspberries and shredded coconut.
  • In a medium bow, whisk together brown sugar, eggs, coconut milk, and vanilla extract until smooth. Pour mixture over bread. Cover baking dish in plastic wrap and place in fridge for at least 4 hours, but preferable overnight.
  • In the morning, pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Remove plastic wrap from baking dish and sprinkle crumb topping over casserole. Place in oven for 45-55 minutes, until casserole is cooked through and no longer jiggly. If the top is browning too much, but you want inside to cook longer, cover top with tinfoil.
  • Remove from oven and let rest for 5 minutes before topping with additional coconut (if desired) and serving.

Crumb Topping

  • In a small bowl, whisk together brown sugar, flour, and salt. Using a pastry cutter, a fork, or your fingers, cut butter into dry mixture until small clumps form.

Notes

  • You can also prepare crumb topping in advance. Just cover bowl in plastic wrap and keep in fridge.
  • Please note that cook time does not include the 4+ hours french toast casserole needs to sit in fridge.
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