Left over cranberry sauce toast
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Left Over Cranberry Sauce French Toast

Have left over cranberry sauce and don’t know what to do with it? Why no turn it into this delicious, and easy baked cranberry sauce french toast?

I love cranberry sauce and always make extra for Thanksgiving and Christmas. I then enjoy using leftovers for recipes such as my leftover cranberry sauce French toast. This recipe is one that we keep coming back to. This one, in particular, is the kids favourite because it’s like having baked PB&J sandwiches, only better.

Ingredients

The usual French toast ingredients with the addition of peanut butter and left over cranberry sauce.

Ingredients for cranberry toast

Ingredients List:

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 18 pieces raisin bread
  • 6 tablespoons natural peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup left over cranberry sauce (find my recipe here)
  • 4 organic free range eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups half and half or whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon ground sugar
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar (optional)

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The Peanutbutter for the Breakfast Recipe

My kids love peanut butter and would eat it every day if they could. I use it for so many recipes. For this French toast:

  • Spread the butter all over the bottom of a 9 x 13 baking dish.
  • Spread the peanut butter evenly on 6 slices of raisin bread.
  • Evenly spread the raisin bread in one layer on top of the butter in the baking dish.
Bread with peanut butter for cranberry toast

Spreading the Cranberry Sauce

I make my own cranberry sauce and you can find my recipe for my fresh cranberry sauce here. The next step is to make the second layer:

  • Place a slice of raisin bread on top of slices with peanut butter on them.
  • Evenly spread the cranberry sauce on top of the second layer of raisin bread.
  • Gently push down a little, so the fruity mix soaks in ever so slightly into the bread.
  • Evenly sprinkle the brown sugar on top of the bread.
  • Lay a third layer of raisin bread on top of the sauce.
Bread with cranberry sauce for cranberry toast

The Egg Custard for the No Waste Recipe

Now we are ready for the egg custard mix.

  • Crack the eggs into a mixing bowl.
  • Using a fork or whisk whip them well and add the half and half and cinnamon to the bowl.
  • Mix well until everything is evenly distributed.
Egg custard mix

Baking the Brunch Recipe

We are now ready to bake our cranberry sauce French toast.

  • Pour the egg custard over the top of the brown sugar.
  • Using a fork, gently push down on the bread. This helps the bread soak up the custard.
  • Allow it to sit for about 5 minutes to allow more absorption.
  • Sprinkle some more cinnamon on top for added cinnamon flavour (this step is optional).
Ready to bake cranberry toast
  • While the bread is soaking the custard mix, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Place the baking dish in the middle rack and allow it to bake until it starts to crisp a little.
  • Remove it from the oven and let it sit for about 2-3 minutes.
  • Serve hot with some maple syrup and more cranberry sauce.

Variations:

Sometimes I vary this recipe:

  • Instead of using raisin bread, I use plain croissants. Slice them lengthwise and spread the peanut butter on one side and cranberry sauce on the other and make a sandwich. Then pour over the egg custard and bake.
  • Instead of peanut butter, try using almond butter or even cashew nut butter. This changes the flavour and I love the nuttiness of almond butter much better.
  • Instead of using half and half or whole milk, try replacing it with oat milk or almond milk.
Close up cranberry toast

How do I serve my Cranberry Sauce French Toast?

I love serving this hot out of the oven:

  • Serve with a side of pure maple syrup. I sometimes heat the maple syrup a little. This enhances the flavour and helps keep the breakfast warm as we eat it.
  • I love adding more home made cranberry sauce on the French toast. I heat this up too. It too keeps the breakfast warm as we consume it.
  • Add a dollop of fresh whipped cream or for an over indulgent recipe, a dollop of vanilla ice cream.

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Left Over Cranberry Sauce French Toast

Course: BreakfastCuisine: CanadianDifficulty: Easy
Servings

6

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

30

minutes
Calories

184

kcal
Resting time

5

minutes
Total time

45

minutes

Have left over cranberry sauce and don’t know what to do with it? Why not turn it into this delicious, and, easy baked cranberry sauce french toast?

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 18 pieces raisin bread

  • 6 tablespoons natural peanut butter

  • 3/4 cup left over cranberry sauce

  • 4 organic free range eggs

  • 1 1/2 cups half and half or whole milk

  • 1 teaspoon ground sugar

  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar (optional)

Directions

  • Spread the butter all over the bottom of a 9 x 13 baking dish.
  • Spread the peanut butter evenly on 6 slices of raisin bread.
  • Evenly spread the raisin bread in one layer on top of the butter in the baking dish.
  • Place a slice of raisin bread on top of slices with peanut butter on them.
  • Evenly spread the cranberry sauce on top of the second layer of raisin bread.
  • Gently push down a little, so the fruity mix soaks in ever so slightly into the bread.
  • Lay a third layer of raisin bread on top of the sauce.
  • Crack the eggs into a mixing bowl. Using a fork or whisk whip them well and add the half and half and cinnamon to the bowl. Mix well until everything is evenly distributed.
  • Evenly sprinkle the brown sugar on top of the bread.
  • Pour the egg custard over the top of the brown sugar. Using a fork, gently push down on the bread. This helps the bread soak up the custard.
  • Allow it to sit for about 5 minutes to allow more absorption.
  • While the bread is soaking the custard mix, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Place the baking dish in the middle rack and allow it to bake until it starts to crisp a little.
  • Remove it from the oven and let it sit for about 2-3 minutes.
  • Serve hot with some maple syrup and more cranberry sauce.

Nutrition for cranberry french toast

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One Comment

  1. Anuradha Khoda says:

    Seemingly delicious recipe.

    Just wanted to know if you have the recipe for gluten free raisin bread.

    Would love to bake it at home.