Panettone Baked French Toast

Panettone Baked French Toast

Did you get a Panettone for the holidays?  Make my Panettone Baked French Toast – perfect for breakfast or brunch on Christmas morning, and  great for when you have guests and want a really fantastic (and EASY!) breakfast that will feed a crowd!

Did you get a Panettone for the holidays? Make my Panettone Baked French Toast - perfect for breakfast or brunch on Christmas morning, and great for when you have guests and want a really fantastic (and EASY!) breakfast that will feed a crowd!

About 12 years ago, my husband traveled to Italy for his job.  He was there for about 6 months, and was there over the holidays.  A very common gift between friends, neighbors and coworkers is a big, beautiful loaf of Panettone.  It’s basically a big cake-like bread, bejeweled with raisins with a wonderful citrus flavor.

Jason received a few loaves of Panettone.  We didn’t really know what to do with all of this delicious cake-like bread.  Because it was just the two of us, we decided to slice it up, freeze it, and make French Toast with the rest.  This is probably some of the best French Toast I’ve ever had!

Did you get a Panettone for the holidays? Make my Panettone Baked French Toast - perfect for breakfast or brunch on Christmas morning, and great for when you have guests and want a really fantastic (and EASY!) breakfast that will feed a crowd!

Every year when the holidays roll around, and the stores begin to stock their shelved with Panettone, I immediately grab a few loaves, just to make this easy, delicious breakfast, and to remind me of those days in Italy.

This amazingly delicious breakfast is SUPER simple to make.  You start by simply slicing the Panettone loaf into long sections, and lay it flat into a 9×13 pan or baking dish.

Did you get a Panettone for the holidays? Make my Panettone Baked French Toast - perfect for breakfast or brunch on Christmas morning, and great for when you have guests and want a really fantastic (and EASY!) breakfast that will feed a crowd!

Once you have all of the bread in the dish, you’ll then mix together the egg mixture, and pour over the top of the Panettone.

Did you get a Panettone for the holidays? Make my Panettone Baked French Toast - perfect for breakfast or brunch on Christmas morning, and great for when you have guests and want a really fantastic (and EASY!) breakfast that will feed a crowd!

Place the French Toast into the oven and bake for about 40 minutes.  When it’s done baking, you’ll have a beautiful golden brown French Toast, that is perfectly moist, and delicious.  Not overly soggy, this breakfast dish is perfect to serve for Christmas morning, and great to throw together when you have company joining you for breakfast.

Did you get a Panettone for the holidays? Make my Panettone Baked French Toast - perfect for breakfast or brunch on Christmas morning, and great for when you have guests and want a really fantastic (and EASY!) breakfast that will feed a crowd!

Topped with a delicious maple syrup, this French Toast is amazing!  Great served with all of your breakfast sides, like bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs and fresh fruit.  It really is perfect for a cozy weekend breakfast or special enough for Christmas morning!

Did you get a Panettone for the holidays? Make my Panettone Baked French Toast - perfect for breakfast or brunch on Christmas morning, and great for when you have guests and want a really fantastic (and EASY!) breakfast that will feed a crowd!

Here’s how this easy, delicious breakfast comes together:

Yields 8 servings

Panettone Baked French Toast

Did you get a Panettone for the holidays? Make my Panettone Baked French Toast - perfect for breakfast or brunch on Christmas morning, and great for when you have guests and want a really fantastic (and EASY!) breakfast that will feed a crowd!

15 minPrep Time

40 minCook Time

55 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 1 (26.2 oz) loaf of Panettone or similar holiday cake/bread
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 c. milk
  • 3 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1½ tsp. vanilla
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. nutmeg
  • Maple Syrup for serving

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. On a cutting board, use a serated knife to slice the Panettone into long sections. Spray a 9x13 baking dish or pan with non-stick cooking spray. Place the pieces of bread into the pan.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg. Whisk together well, and pour over the Panettone pieces. Bake uncovered at 400 degrees for 38-40 minutes. Bread will be golden brown. Remove from oven and let sit for about 5 minutes. Serve right away with your favorite syrup.
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Have a very happy holiday season!  Enjoy! ~Erin

Did you get a Panettone for the holidays? Make my Panettone Baked French Toast - perfect for breakfast or brunch on Christmas morning, and great for when you have guests and want a really fantastic (and EASY!) breakfast that will feed a crowd!

Comments

  1. Oh my goodness, this looks amazing! My mom married an Italian when I was 15 and I had never had pannetone before then, but now I'm hooked!
  2. Panettone does make a great french toast.Thanks for sharing with us at Throwback Thursday. Hope to see you again this week.
  3. My daughter is a raisin bread fanatic! I'll have to make this for her when she comes to visit - Thanks for sharing on the Whats for Diner link up!
  4. Now that looks delicious! I'll have to try this recipe out. Thanks for sharing! Stopping by from the Create & Crave party,
  5. Hey Erin - this looks really good - I'd love it if you added it to the French toast list! http://www.lazygastronome.com/national-french-toast-day/

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