sourdough, raisins, oats, maple syrup and coconut cream….these are a few of my favorite things! they’re probably a few of most people’s favorite things because yum! this light, fluffy, incredibly tasty and wholesome breakfast casserole isn’t just good for your body, it’s good for your soul.
you can prep everything the night before, cover, place the casserole in the fridge and get to baking in the morning. easy eeeeeasy right? this casserole is basically a hybrid of bread pudding, french toast and oatmeal raisin cookies. well that doesn’t sound too bad does it?
this would make a fabulous brunch option by the way. you could serve it with some fresh fruit and a couple of savory dishes like potato hash and decadent avocado toast.
since alex is working this week, i’m going to make the casserole again on Saturday so he can enjoy it fresh when he first wakes up. he’s a huge fan of oatmeal raisin cookies and french toast, so this is beyond perfect for him.
as far as the bread, i used sourdough from Trader Joe’s. i’ve tried tons of sourdough from various places (just have to make sure it’s vegan) and honestly, tj’s is at the top. the ingredients are pretty legit and the taste is very good.
it holds up well too for French toast, casseroles and as croutons for salads like panzanella.
here’s a list of some amazing vegan french toast and casserole recipes from other bloggers in case you’re looking for other ideas!
what all do you need for Oatmeal Raisin French Toast Casserole?
- a good sourdough bread- preferably a couple of days old
- almond milk
- maple syrup
- flax meal
- almond or vanilla extract
- coconut cream
if you want to make a substitution with the bread, that’s fine! just know that not all breads will hold up as well or the same. this particular one is my favorite because it’s sturdy and absorbs the liquid really well + bakes nicely.
it’s just the coziest breakfast ever and Oatmeal Raisin French Toast Casserole feels decadent enough to be a dessert too! i added 3 tbsp total of maple syrup, but if you want it to be sweeter, you can always drizzle more on top.
some banana slices and berries would be wonderful too and complement the flavors so well. there’s two tbsp of coconut cream in the casserole itself and then i added a dollop on top. it started to get melty with the warm casserole and was just perfect!
hope you enjoy this deliciousness and tag me if you make Oatmeal Raisin French Toast Casserole!
Oatmeal Raisin French Toast CasseroleCourse: Breakfast
5 cups sourdough cut into cubes
1 cup oats
3/4 cup raisins
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp vanilla or almond extract
3 tbsp maple syrup
2 tbsp flax meal
2 tbsp heavy coconut cream
2 cups unsweetened almond milk
- 1 cup almond milk for the next morning
- add all ingredients but the extra 1 cup of almond milk to a large bowl and mix well.
- add the mixture to a 9 x 13 casserole dish. cover with plastic wrap or foil and place in the fridge overnight.
- in the morning, pour 1 cup almond milk over the casserole and allow it to soak in for 10 minutes.
- bake at 350 degrees for 28 minutes and then enjoy! top with a dollop of coconut cream or maple syrup if you want!