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This plant-based, vegan gingerbread french toast casserole is a make-ahead breakfast recipe the whole family will love! It's perfect for Christmas morning!

Gingerbread French Toast Casserole

This plant-based, vegan gingerbread french toast casserole is a make-ahead breakfast recipe the whole family will love! It's perfect for Christmas morning!

free from: gluten/ wheat, egg, soy, dairy, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Chill Time 6 hours
Total Time 7 hours 30 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 256 kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 tbsp milled/ ground flaxseed
  • 12 tbsp warm water
  • 12 slices Little Northern Bakehouse gluten-free bread cut into 9 cubes per slice
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (or other milk atlernative)
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp allspice
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp cloves
  • 1/4 cup raw, unsalted pumpkin seeds divided
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • recommend serving with vegan powdered sugar or pure maple syrup
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Instructions

  1. Make flax eggs by combining milled/ ground flax seeds with warm water in a small bowl and allowing to set for a few minutes, until flax and water form a gelatinous, egg white-like consistency.

  2. Whisk together flax eggs, molasses, spices, coconut milk, and almond milk in a large mixing bowl.

  3. Reserve one tablespoon each of dried cranberries and pumpkin seeds.

  4. Add remaining cranberries, pumpkin seeds, and cubed bread and gently toss.

  5. Prepare 1 1/2 quart casserole dish with a nonstick spray and pour french toast casserole mixture inside. Top with reserved pumpkin seeds and dried cranberries.

  6. Cover and place in refrigerator overnight, or at least 6 hours.

  7. When ready, bake in a 350 degree oven for 45-60 minutes until the top is crisp and browned. Optionally dust with powdered sugar and serve while warm.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition information may vary, and does not include powdered sugar or maple syrup for toppings. :) 

Nutrition Facts
Gingerbread French Toast Casserole
Amount Per Serving
Calories 256 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 174mg8%
Potassium 292mg8%
Carbohydrates 37g12%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 0IU0%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 59mg6%
Iron 2.2mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.