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Easy French Toast for a Crowd

June 28 2013 - 9:00 AM

There’s nothing like a delicious, homemade brunch…unless, of course, you’re the one making it. Then, one can liken that brunch to stress, sweating and lack of sleep. I often struggle when I have guests over brunch because I try to do too much. And there’s only so much you can do ahead of time if you want fresh food – and something more than muffins or scones.

French toast, while a brunch favorite, also puzzles me when making for a crowd. How much do you make? It’s sort of an awkward item to slice in half to share. Then you could make a casserole, yet do you have enough bread for that? I like to have some variety with my brunch items, so a giant breakfast casserole isn’t always the way to go.

Enter the french toast muffin. It isn’t actually a muffin at all. It’s cubed pieces of bread (preferably challah) soaked in your typical egg-milk mixture and baked in a muffin pan. You can get creative with your toppings, let people customize theirs or even replicate the muffin like I did. I topped my muffins with streusel and baked them until golden brown. The end result is something like monkey bread. You can pull it apart piece by piece, dip in syrup or just eat it plain. Did I mention how easy it is to make?

Get my Pull-Apart French Toast “Muffin” Recipe here >