Easter is hands-down my absolute favorite holiday. While it means different things to people of different faiths, as a Christian it means everything to me. Without Jesus Christ’s resurrection from the grave, my faith would be in vain!
So I LOVE going to church to worship, enjoying a yummy brunch with family and friends, and then doing an Easter egg hunt (with adults, too!) 😉
Oh, and there’s the annual picture-taking in dresses…
My GRANDMA started this tradition…”Hey, why don’t you climb up that tree?” Um, okay Granny! (Bonnets have been added in subsequent years).
The best thing is… I don’t have to fight for a parking spot to buy gifts at an overcrowded shopping mall, LOL!
What’s for Brunch?
My challenge for this Easter brunch was finding a “healthy” French toast casserole recipe – that’s even gluten free!
Boy, it’s been hard. But, never fear, because I have created one!
So, whether you’re making brunch for Sunday or want a yummy option for a future weekend, here it is!
Healthy Blueberry French Toast Casserole
- 6 cups cubed, whole grain bread or gluten free bread (I prefer Canyon Bakehouse 7-Grain)
- 4 eggs
- 1½ cups unsweetened almond or coconut milk
- ¼ cup honey (or maple syrup)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 teaspoons almond extract (can also try 1 tsp lemon extract)
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
- In a large bowl combine the eggs, milk, honey/maple syrup, extracts and cinnamon. Whisk well.
- Grease a 9 x 13 baking dish and fill it with the cubed bread.
- Pour the liquid mixture over the bread, cover with plastic wrap, and allow it to soak overnight.
- In the morning, preheat the oven to 350F.
- Spread the blueberries over the top (if using frozen, no need to defrost).
- Bake for about 45 minutes or until there is no longer any liquid between the bread.
- Let stand for 5 minutes and then serve.
Family time, yummy food, and reflecting on God’s love. That’s MY kind of holiday! 🙂
Enjoy Good Friday and Happy Easter/Resurrection Sunday!
Committed to your success,