So, let me introduce you to a new thing here on my blog: “Waste not...” recipes! You’re going to be seeing a lot more of these as I hope to share many ideas to help you put your leftovers to YUMMY use.
As so many are feeling the effects of difficult economic times, the need to make our food s t r e t c h is even more necessary, which is why I’m excited to share some ways to help you do just that!
To start us off, I’m sharing this delicious version of French Toast Casserole made with leftover homemade biscuits. I baked a batch over the weekend and we didn’t finish them all (which is a strange phenomenon all by itself). Even though I know my chickens would love to help me get rid of these, I decided I’d much rather put them to use here in the kitchen. And that’s how this variation of French Toast Casserole was born.
Oh, friends….this recipe is ALLLL kinds of yum! (I always know a recipe is super good when my husband can't leave it alone and declares it "addicting"). I almost want to make another batch of biscuits just so I can bake another pan of this stuff to keep in the freezer! Trust me – you’re gonna love it!
Waste not...the Biscuits - French Toast Casserole
4 c. leftover biscuits, broken into pieces (leave chunky, not too small)
4 Tbsp. butter, melted
8 oz. cream cheese, room temp.
½ c. granulated sugar
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
¼ tsp. ground nutmeg
1 tsp. vanilla extract
¼ c. milk
Preheat oven to 350⁰F.
Arrange biscuit pieces in a 9”x9” baking dish. Drizzle melted butter over top and stir to coat. Spread evenly in dish.
In large bowl of stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment, combine cream cheese, sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Mix well on medium speed until well combined.
Combine egg, milk and vanilla extract in separate bowl and beat well. Add to cream cheese mixture and mix well on medium high.
Pour mixture evenly over biscuits. Sprinkle with a little more cinnamon and sugar, if desired.
Place in preheated oven and bake for 30 to 40 minutes or until mixture is bubbly and golden brown. Serve hot with a drizzle of maple syrup, if desired.