With just 5 ingredients and a hands-off baking method, this is special enough for holidays and easy enough for weekdays.
– Bread – Eggs – Milk or heavy cream: Either of these work. You can swap in a nondairy milk if needed. – Vanilla extract – Cinnamon – Fruit
This works with all kinds of bread from sliced sandwich to artisanal loaves or French bread. A little stale is better and white or wheat both work. You can even use bread that’s been frozen.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and grease an 8×8-inch baking pan (metal works best here) with nonstick spray or butter. Add the bread to the pan.
Add the eggs, milk or cream, vanilla, and cinnamon to a bowl. Whisk to combine the ingredients thoroughly.
Pour the egg mixture over the bread and stir very well to coat the bread. You want it to all look very moist.
Add the fruit to the top of the bread, pressing down a little. This recipe works with a wide range of fruits such as fresh or frozen blueberries, sliced strawberries, or diced peaches.
Cover with foil and bake for 20 minutes in your preheated oven. Remove the foil and bake for another 20 minutes.
Serve warm with maple syrup, yogurt, whipped cream, or any other desired toppings that your family enjoys.
Store leftovers wrapped in foil or transferred to an airtight container in the fridge for 3-5 days. Warm to serve.