Crock Pot Stuffed French Toast

Crock Pot Stuffed French Toast

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What do you do on Christmas morning? Do you sleep in? (Not if you have kids, you don’t.) Do you plan a huge breakfast? Do you eat Toaster Strudels because you’re too busy doing other stuff to think about cooking breakfast?  Either way, I’ve got you covered today. If you hate spending Christmas morning cooking, this dish is prepared the night before – before you start assembling all the, “some assembly required” toys that will take approximately 4 hours of what would otherwise be your precious slumber.

But, if you LOVE cooking then this dish is great for you too – because it can cook in the crock while you prepare other things…like scrambled eggs, bacon, and hot cocoa. And while the kids make sure to ask you approximately 1.5 million times if you’re finished yet. Oh wait – maybe I was the only person to ever do that.

Crock Pot Stuffed French Toast

This dish is a great indulgence for Christmas morning – or an indulgence for any morning. Because hey, we should celebrate regularly with French Toast, right? I think that’s in the Constitution. Except this is a French dish, so that doesn’t hold water. Unless, like other foods, this dish isn’t French at all – like French Fry or French Onion. Things that make you go hmmmmm.

Crock Pot Stuffed French Toast

I used homemade bread for this – but you can use whatever bread you desire. Just make sure it’s “day old” bread. It needs to be a bit dry to soak up the liquid. Speaking of, I think the term “day old” is dumb. It can be 4, 5, or 6 days old for all I care. Instead, let’s call it “almost ready to mold” bread. No…that doesn’t sound good either. Let’s stick with Day Old.

Crock Pot Stuffed French Toast

Have you ever noticed that I’m a little heavy on the dairy? I didn’t realize it until someone mentioned it to me – almost all of my recipes call for some form of dairy. I could apologize, but I wouldn’t mean it. And really, one should never apologize if they don’t mean it.

Anyway, if you’re not heavy on the dairy, like me, you can substitute dairy-free things…like almond milk or coconut milk. Except, I’m not sure what’s a dairy-free alternative for cream cheese. And don’t leave that out of this dish because that might be sacrilegious. Soooooooooooo, I got nuttin’ for ya with that one. Please leave comments about dairy-free forms of cream cheese. Thank you!

Crock Pot Stuffed French Toast

I like this recipe because it uses stuff I keep on hand all the time – so I can make it any time I want. Which is a lot…because really, one should always want French Toast a lot. Especially Crock Pot French Toast, which is like the best of both worlds.

I used frozen fruit – but you can use fresh fruit if you like. Around this time of year, about the only fresh fruits I have are bananas, oranges, and apples. And those didn’t appeal to me for a stuffed French Toast – so…mixed berries it is! I am a very decisive person.

Crock Pot Stuffed French Toast

Make this up during the evening before it gets crazy up in there. It needs to soak around 8 hours, but the world won’t stop turning if it soaks 10+ hours. It won’t explode or turn into mushy nothingness. So, prep when you can and let it stand in the fridge until it’s time to crock it.

Crock and roll, baby!

Crock Pot Stuffed French Toast

When this is done, it will still be nice and moist because of the frozen berries. And that’s good, because no one wants French Toast that’s dry as the Sahara. That takes way too much maple syrup to fix and I’m cheapo. You just want to make sure it’s set in the middle – remember, it should still be moist if you stick a knife down in the center.

When in doubt, just scoop some out of the center and check for doneness (did you know doneness was a word?!). If it’s not done, put it back in and cook another 30 minutes and check again. While it’s cooking, open presents and eat chocolate from your stocking…but not too much chocolate because you need room for French Toast – but really, is there a thing as too much chocolate?

Serve this nice and hot with a side of scrambled eggs – and hot maple syrup. See! An easy Christmas morning breakfast, straight from the crock. God bless us, every one.

Crock Pot Stuffed French Toast

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About Stacy

Stacy is the author of Crock On: A Semi-Whole Foods Slow Cooker Cookbook and Keep Crockin': A Poorganic Slow Cooker Cookbook, and a stay-at-home and homeschooling mom to her two children, Annie (June 2009) and Andy (August 2012). After an “awakening” in March 2011, her family switched to a more natural, whole foods diet. She likes to blog about how to live on less than you make and how to eat good food while doing it. Her passion is teaching others how to save money and she tag teams with her husband in this endeavor. At Stacy Makes Cents you’ll find information on how to save money in the kitchen, how to have fun with your kids, and how to be thrifty in all areas of life. Her passion is teaching others how to live debt free. Make sure to follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and more to keep up with her daily antics.