Make-Ahead French Toast Souffle

Looking for something easy to make for visitors or a special brunch? This recipe is perfect! A perfect sweet, maple French-toast taste baked into a warm, welcoming souffle.  Assemble it the evening before, and it

Looking for something easy to make for visitors or a special brunch? This recipe is perfect! A perfect sweet, maple French-toast taste baked into a warm, welcoming souffle.  Assemble it the evening before, and it is ready to pop into the oven the next morning.  Be sure and let it sit out for a good 30 minutes before baking after removing from the refrigerator, to ensure even baking.   It’s sooo good!

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Make-Ahead French Toast Souffle

1 loaf of bread-10 cups cut into 1-inch cubes (French bread is a great option)
8 (ounces) cream cheese, softened (can use reduced fat if desired)
8 large eggs
1-1/2 cups milk
2/3 cup half and half
1-1/4 cups maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons powdered sugar

Directions:
1. Place bread cubes in a lightly greased 9×13 baking pan.

2. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese with an electric mixer until smooth. Add eggs one at a time, mixing well after each one is added. Stir in milk, half and half, 1/2 cup of the maple syrup, and vanilla until mixture is smooth. Pour cream cream cheese mixture over the bread; cover, and refrigerate overnight.

3. Remove souffle from refrigerator, and let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

4. Bake uncovered, for 50 minutes, or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Pour remaining 3/4 cup maple syrup over souffle, and sprinkle with powdered sugar. Serve warm.

 

Feature image from www.pexels.com, courtesy of Kaboompics .com 

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Cindy Chafin
Cindy Chafin, M.Ed., MCHES® serves as project director for the Women Survivors Alliance and New Focus Daily magazine. Cindy is masters-level certified in health education by the National Commission on Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC) and was part of the first cohort to receive master's level designation. NCHEC certifies health education specialists, promotes professional development, and strengthens professional preparation and practice. She is proud to be a CHES® and has been a public health professional for many years after receiving her degree in health promotion and education from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.

Cindy has been involved in multiple cancer activities and projects since 2000, including serving as the state coalition coordinator for Tennessee for 13 years, and currently is involved with several cancer organizations. She currently is the Associate Director for Community Programs for the Center for Health and Human Services at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, located just outside of Nashville, where she has been a project director of multiple grants since 2002 and served as interim director from 2015-2018. She has been touched by cancer personally after seeing both family and friends alike suffer from the disease.

Cindy offers her consulting services and volunteer hours under the umbrella of Community Health Collaboratives, LLC which she founded in 2002 for organizations such as the Women Survivors Alliance and other non-profit and charity organizations. She is pleased to partner with New Focus Daily and WSA.