Thursday, December 15, 2011

Gluten Free Baked Eggnog French Toast with Cranberries and White Chocolate

Time for another Improv Cooking Challenge! The theme for December is Eggnog and Cranberry. I thought a lot about what to make and wanted to try something new. I developed this recipe while trying to make bread pudding. I never made bread pudding and wanted to give it a try, however I thought this was closer to french toast. I really liked the flavors of this dish, and was very happy with how it came out. This makes a great breakfast dish, or you can have it as a late night dessert like Ron and I did.

So excited about the holidays! My sister and I made some candy last weekend (mostly the usual- a few new I will post) and that always helps get me in the mood for Christmas.

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6 cups cubed gluten free bread (16 oz loaf-we use brown rice)
1 pt eggnog
3 eggs
1/3 cup sugar
2 Tbl maple syrup
2/3 cup cranberries, chopped
1/2 cup white chocolate chips
1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1 Tbl butter

Pre heat oven to 375 and grease an 8X8 baking dish with butter.

Place bread in a large bowl and set aside.

Whisk eggnog, syrup, eggs, sugar, cinnamon, and ginger in a medium mix bowl. Pour over bread and mix. Allow the bread to sit and absorb the liquid for 45 minutes stirring every 5-10 minutes.

Layer 1/2 the bread mixture into the baking dish. Next, layer 1/2 cranberries, 1/2 sweetened condensed milk, and chocolate chips. Repeat with remaining ingredients.

Bake in the over for 50 minutes. Allow casserole to rest for 15 minutes.


  1. Hello fellow ICC blogger. This looks terrific. This is my favorite one so far! Come visit and check out our cookie. Also be sure to register to win the wonderful book we are giving away. Today is the last day. Look for the Southern Fried Women post.

  2. So creative! To make French Toast and then make it GLUTEN free? Now THAT'S a challenge! Great Improv entry!

  3. Delicious dish for the holidays or anytime! Looks yummy!

  4. Oh wow! That sweetened condensed milk has me hooked. How cool that you made GF French Toast. It just goes to show that no matter what your dietary restrictions, you can always find a way to enjoy things.

  5. nice french toast!

    My favorite gluten free bread is Udi's. I like their muffins too

  6. A wonderful breakfast idea. It sounds delicious.