French Toast Strata


French Toast Strata

Yield: 6 Servings
Prep time: 4 hours 15 minutes
Cooking time: 45 minutes
Total time:5 hours


  • 4 slices of day-old bread cut into 3/4 inch
  • 1/3 golden raisins
  • 3 oz. cream cheese, cut into 1/4 inch cubes
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup maple-flavored pancake syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  1. Spray 11×7 inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Place bread cubes in even layer in prepared dish; sprinkle raisins and cream cheese evenly over bread.
  3. Beat eggs in medium bowl with electric mixer at medium speed until blended. Add milk, 1/2 cup pancake syrup and vanilla; mix well.
  4. Pour egg mixture evenly over bread mixture. Cover; refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight.
  5. Preheat oven to 350°.
  6. Combine sugar and cinnamon in small bowl; sprinkle evenly over strata.
  7. Bake, uncovered, 40-45 minutes or until puffed, golden brown and knife inserted in center comes out clean.
  8. Cut into squares and serve with additional pancake syrup, if desired.

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