Thanksgiving is coming up in just over a week! If your family is like mine, the menu planning has already begun. So much thought and effort goes into the food served on Thanksgiving. And our bellies appreciate it! But today’s recipe is for the morning after Thanksgiving. You know, when your family has all stayed the night and then they wake up on Friday morning, and the only thing to eat in the house is leftover turkey and dressing. And even though it was a delicious dinner, it doesn’t make for a great breakfast.
So here’s to the Friday morning after Thanksgiving and to family that stays overnight. This dish makes a TON so you can serve a crowd. And it’s so. crazy. good. I made this for my Sunday School class at church, and they raved about it. It’s the perfect combination of sweet syrup and savory sausage. (Try saying that 10 times fast). You can prepare this a day ahead of time so you just have to pop it in the oven when you wake up.
And I don’t think I have to tell you that this is not only great for post-Thanksgiving breakfast, but it’s also pretty great for Christmas morning, Mother’s Day, church breakfasts, and any time you’ll be feeding breakfast to a crowd. It’s possibly my new favorite breakfast casserole (and I’ve made several). I hope you enjoy it too!
- 1 lb. of breakfast sausage
- 1 large loaf of French toast bread (or loaf of thick Texas Toast)
- 3 cups of milk
- 8 eggs
- 1/2 t salt
- 3 T brown sugar, divided
- 6 T maple syrup, divided
- Brown sausage in a skillet over medium heat. Once cooked, drain and set aside.
- Cut or tear bread into 1 inch cubes and place in a large mixing bowl.
- In a separate, medium bowl combine eggs, milk, salt, 1 T brown sugar, and 2 T maple syrup.
- Pour milk mixture over bread mixture and toss to coat all pieces of bread.
- Spread half of bread mixture into a greased 9x13 baking dish. Spread sausage over the bread mixture. Spread the remaining bread over the sausage. Top with remaining brown sugar and maple syrup.
- Cover and refrigerate over night
- Preheat over to 350 degrees. Bake for 60 min or until top is golden brown.
Source: Real Housemoms