Here I was, working on more baking.  Thanksgiving resulted in purchasing a new hand mixer after my kerfufle of making sweet potato pie (instead of Mr. Foodie doing it, lol).

At the office, we got a HUGE box of Fuji Apples (my FAVE) and I thought, YEA! Healthy eating habits BOOM!  Not so much!

First, it was going to be apple cobbler. The it turned into french toast casserole. Yes.  Yes it did.  Only because I have been dying to make it after seeing a recipe online, somewhere. It may have been a video on Facebook.

So, I did some research and most of the recipes were the "overnight" french toast. Except, I found one that didn't require overnight sitting!  Score!

Ready for the oven!

Ready for the oven!

Here is the recipe I used for guidance. I just want to say, I am the WORST at following directions. In this batch (because I only made 1 batch) I added the brown sugar ingredient twice.  So, I added brown sugar to the milk/egg mixture and then used the same measurement of brown sugar to saute the apples in.  Awesomeness.  It still came out great! I also used five apples.  

Office Breakfast - French Toast Casserole with baked apples and maple whipped cream

Office Breakfast - French Toast Casserole with baked apples and maple whipped cream

I made a maple whipped cream and got the recipe here. I also made the maple whip cream when I made sweet potato pie for my husband's work Christmas party. The pies were pretty much gone, but the whip cream I had to wrestle from someone!

I think the maple whipped cream topping made a huge difference.  Definitely great for Christmas morning yummies.  I know none of you ladies (and gents) don't want to cook on Christmas day after opening gifts. You know, to hold the little kiddos (and big kiddos) over while everyone gets it together. Okay, cleans up the Christmas wrapping paper and has the coffee maker going. Or the coffee maker was pre-set to brew at the right time!

Since I used an 11x9 dish, I still had casserole left over after sharing with co-workers at the office for an additional two days. Hubs liked it a lot. WIN!

 

 

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