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Nutella French Toast Casserole for Easter Brunch

Easter is all about brunch at our house – and chocolate. Since there is a current obsession with Nutella (I never outgrew it, and now my 8 year old is a superfan) an overnight French toast casserole seemed like a good idea – after all, sleeping in is important, too.

Nutella French Toast Casserole

12 slices whole grain bread

2 ripe pears, peeled and thinly sliced

1 cup (250 mL) fresh blueberries

4 eggs

1-½ cups (375 mL) milk

¼ cup (60 mL) pure maple syrup

1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla

1 tsp (5 mL) ground cinnamon

6 Tbsp (90 mL) NUTELLA®

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).
  2. Spray a 13 x 9-inch (3 L) baking dish lightly with vegetable cooking spray.
  3. In prepared baking dish, layer 6 slices of bread. Top with half of the pear slices and blueberries. Layer remaining bread and top with remaining fruit.
  4. In a large bowl, whisk eggs, milk, maple syrup, vanilla and cinnamon and pour over bread and fruit. Let stand for 10 minutes or more. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until golden and firm.
  5. Serve warm with a dollop of NUTELLA®.
  6. Casserole can be prepared the night before and baked the next morning, just refrigerate covered until morning!

Serves 6.

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