Take the hassle out of breakfast with this Overnight Strawberry Cheesecake French Toast Casserole! Enjoy this decadent casserole with warm Strawberry-Maple Syrup or pile on fresh strawberries and whipped cream – your choice!
There is nothing better than waking up in the morning knowing that an amazing breakfast is waiting in the fridge, ready to be thrown into the oven and enjoyed.
Especially on weekends. And holidays. You got me. This would be awesome EVERY DAY.
While I don’t have time to prepare breakfast every evening, I do make a concerted effort to do so for holidays. Easter, Christmas….Mother’s Day.
One of my favorite breakfasts to make is French Toast. I grew up on French Toast and it was always a treat. Whether we covered it with warm maple syrup or piled it high with strawberries and whipped cream – it was a breakfast that everyone could agree. All seven of us :)
Now, anyone who knows me knows I have a serious weakness for cheesecake. Serious. I combined that love of cheesecake with my overnight French Toast recipe and came up with this gorgeous thing.
I wanted the cheesecake cake filling to creep into every crevice, nook, and cranny so I ended up making strawberry cheesecake sandwiches. Strange. But it totally works.
After cutting the sandwiches into cubes, I piled on more strawberries and drizzled on the remaining cheesecake filling. Wrapped the dish in plastic wrap and stuck it in the fridge overnight.
That’s when the magic happens.
In the morning it’s just a matter of throwing it in the oven and chilling on the couch with the boys until it’s all done. I like to make up strawberry-maple syrup for this casserole. My Nana taught me this trick :) Combine equal parts strawberry jam (or jelly or preserves) and maple syrup. Heat on medium-high heat in microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring in between until the jam has dissolved into the syrup.
Outrageously good people.
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