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Julie says: I like this casserole, because unlike most French Toast Casseroles, it doesn't require you to prepare it the night before. When we're camping, I tend to forget to get breakfast going the night before as once dinner is done, I'm comfortably sitting at the campfire! This is quick and easy to make in the morning and is quite delicious!
1 large loaf French bread 8 eggs 3 cups milk 4 Tbsp. sugar 1 tsp. cinnamon 3/4 tsp. salt 1 tsp. vanilla 4 Tbsp. butter, cut into small pieces
Tear bread into 1-2 inch chunks. Put torn up bread in a 12" Dutch oven. Beat together all remaining ingredients, except butter. Pour over bread. Dot the top with butter. Bake with 9 coals on bottom and 15 on top. It should be done in about 30-45 minutes, when eggs are set.
NOTE: The picture shows the Dutch oven lined with foil. This particular oven was fairly new when I made this, and because it was not completely non-stick yet, I lined it with foil to make it easier to clean. Now that my oven has been used more, I simply spray it with non-stick cooking spray (I like the butter flavor one for this recipe), and I have not had any problems cleaning it up when we are done eating.