Breakfast, Dorothy Lamalie

Mom’s French Toast Casserole

1 one-pound loaf of French bread, cut into 1-1/2 inch cubes
1 eight-ounce package of cream cheese, cubed
8 eggs
2-1/2 cups whole milk
3/4 cup sugar
6 T. butter, melted
1/4 cup maple syrup

Spray a 13 by 9 inch glass baking dish with cooking spray. Place half of the bread in the dish, sprinkle with cream cheese and then top with remaining bread.

Whisk all remaining ingredients in a large bowl. Pour over the bread. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

Preheat oven to 350*F. Bake uncovered for 45 minutes or until lightly browned.