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Cardamom French Toast Casserole

Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars

"I love cardamom, and I thought I'd play with recipes featuring it. I came up with this one after having made cardamom braids, a Norwegian sweet bread. Cardamom braids are the best for this, but French bread or Italian bread will work, too."
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Ingredients

1 h 20 m servings 313 cals
Original recipe yields 8 servings

Directions

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  1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Prepare a 9x12-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Place the bread cubes in the prepared dish. Sprinkle the pecans over the bread.
  3. Beat the eggs, 1 1/2 cup milk, almond extract, 1 tablespoon cardamom, cinnamon, and brown sugar together in a bowl until thoroughly combined; pour the mixture evenly over the bread cubes and pecans. Cover the dish with aluminum foil and allow the casserole to sit 15 minutes to allow the flavors to combine.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes; remove the aluminum foil and continue baking until the top is golden brown, another 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly, about 10 minutes.
  5. Mix the confectioners' sugar, 1/2 teaspoon cardamom, and 3 tablespoons milk in a bowl with a fork until smooth; pour over the slightly cooled casserole to serve.

Footnotes

  • Partner tip: Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 313 calories; 14.4 g fat; 40.9 g carbohydrates; 7.2 g protein; 74 mg cholesterol; 199 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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I was a little hesitant to make this; I love cardamom and cinnamon, but I always disliked bread pudding and that's kinda what this sounded like to me. I used the bread I had on hand, which happ...

Most helpful critical review

When I made this, it turned out rather burnt and crunchy on top, and the bottom half was very gooey. However, I think that if I baked it in a bigger pan it should turn out just fine. After all ...

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I was a little hesitant to make this; I love cardamom and cinnamon, but I always disliked bread pudding and that's kinda what this sounded like to me. I used the bread I had on hand, which happ...

I made this following directions except I did add a little vanilla to the top mixture. My family didn't like it as well as I did, probably because they aren't used to the taste of the cardamom....

When I made this, it turned out rather burnt and crunchy on top, and the bottom half was very gooey. However, I think that if I baked it in a bigger pan it should turn out just fine. After all ...

If you love the taste of cardamon you will love this recipe. Everyone inhaled it.

Made this for Father's Day Brunch and found it to be a very forgiving recipe. Cardamom is expensive! So I just put more cinnamon. Also, I used a very cheap loaf of white sandwich bread, chopp...

Easy and delicious.