Baked Bagel French Toast with Maple Glaze
This fast and easy baked French Toast is soft and chewy and perfect for brunch!
For French Toast:
5 Thomas'® Limited Edition Maple French Toast Bagels (or any flavor), diced in 1-inch pieces
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
2 large eggs
1/2 cup milk or cream
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt, or taste
For Maple Glaze:
1 cup confectioners' sugar
about 1/4 cup maple syrup, adding additional as necessary for desired consistency
Add the eggs, milk, maple syrup, sugars, vanilla, cinnamon and salt with melted butter; whisk to combine. Add the bagels and toss lightly to coat. Allow mixture to stand for about 5 to 10 minutes, stirring once or twice, giving bagels time to soak up the coating. Turn mixture out into prepared baking dish, loosely laying it in. Drizzle any unabsorbed coating mixture over the bagels. Then bake for about 30 minutes or until center is set and has dried out some taking care not to over-bake.
Meanwhile, make the glaze. In a medium bowl, add both ingredients and whisk until smooth. Remove French toast from oven, evenly drizzle with glaze, and serve immediately.