Thanks to the Iowa Egg Council, when my family wakes up on Christmas morning, they will be treated to pure deliciousness!!! The Iowa Egg Council always has great recipes, but for the holidays, they've added special holiday recipes that do not disappoint. All you have to do to find these recipes is go to Iowaegg.org and click on "Browse Our Cookbook." If you scroll down, you'll see a number of holiday recipes.
Overnight French Toast has very simple ingredients like, of course, eggs, milk, sugar, brown sugar, ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, sourdough bread, berries, and powdered sugar. Essentially, you tear the loaf of sourdough bread up into 1 inch pieces and layer them in a 9 x 13 greased pan. Mix together 8 eggs, 2 1/2 cups of milk, 1/2 cup of sugar, 1/2 cup of brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmet, ginger and salt together. Pour the mixture over the bread pieces, cover with plastic and stick in the fridge overnight. On Christmas morning, pre-heat your oven to 350, put the french toast dish in the oven for 45 - 60 minutes. When it's ready, plate with maple syrup, fresh berries and powdered sugar (I added whipped cream, too).
I'm telling you, this recipe tastes like french toast you would order at a high end brunch spot. You will definitely impress.
Eggs are the greatest. Each egg has zero grams of sugar and zero grams of carbohydrates, but 6 grams of protein. Eggs are especially good for our eyes. They have Lutein that protects us from blue light overload that we get from too much time on our smart phones and laptops!