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October 15, 2013

Recipe & Contest: Challah French Toast Cassarole with #GayLeaFoods

I've come to love big breakfasts. Every weekend (or most weekends), Donny and I like to make one big, hot breakfast. It's usually pancakes or waffles, but sometimes we'll have bacon and eggs, omelettes or even cornbread.

Gay Lea Foods has recently come out with a NEW Spreadable Butter that I had a chance to preview -- it's the newest on the shelf and combines two of my favourite breakfast flavours: cinnamon and brown sugar.

So, to celebrate this new butter, and my recent appointment as Brand Ambassador for Gay Lea Foods :), I decided to make a Challah French Toast Cassarole. Imagine your plain ol' French Toast, but made with a sweet, airy Challah bread and topped with this new butter and Canadian Maple Syrup. Oh yes, it's that good.


You'll need:
  • Challah Egg Loaf
  • 6 large eggs
  • 2 cups of milk
  • cinnamon
  • NEW GayLea Spreadable Cinnamon & Brown Sugar Butter

The night BEFORE you want to eat this, you need to do the prep. It's super easy and takes minutes, but needs to be done the night before. 
  1. Cut the Challah into 1-inch pieces and set in a casserole dish
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine eggs and milk and whisk
  3. Pour over Challah and ensure everything is coated with the liquid
  4. Optional: sprinkle cinnamon on top
  5. Cover with aluminium foil and refrigerate overnight
The next morning, check on your Challah and make sure all the bread is wet. If it's not, give it a little stir. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and bake for 30-35 minutes with the foil off. The inside should be moist, but not wet and the top should have a golden brown colour.

Time to serve! You need to eat this one hot and obviously be generous with your GayLea Spreadable Cinnamon and Brown Sugar Butter. I also topped mine with Maple Syrup.

It was delish! Be warned that this is a filling breakfast, but it makes great leftovers for the rest of the week!

Wanna try for yourself? Well, ONE LUCKY SIMPLY SUPPA reader will take home A YEAR'S SUPPLY of GAY LEA's newest spreadable butter: Cinnamon and Brown Sugar! All you need to do is fill out the Rafflecopter below and cross your fingers! Contest closes October 25, 2013.

What's your favourite thing to eat for breakfast?

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“Disclosure: I am part of the Gay Lea Blogger Campaign with Mom Central Canada and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.” 


  1. Looks divine! Can't wait to try the new cinnamon butter spread :)

  2. Every couple of weeks we do a big old English fry up like my dad used to do when I was a kid. Bacon, Sausage, Fried Eggs, Fried Mushroom, Fried Tomatoes with toast and lots of HP Sauce!


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  3. French toast always has been and always will be my favourite. This recipe looks DELICIOUS!

  4. French toast, however I cant make it!

  5. I love making ham and egg wraps

  6. I like making breakfast wraps with sausage, chilies, eggs and cheese

  7. My favourite thing is pancakes! Love pancakes, it's a weekend thing, pretty much every weekend.

    SueSueper Sue

  8. I love crepes.
    angela mitchell

  9. I love making bacon and eggs for breakfast

  10. I love to make homemade pancakes, this could be really good on them!

  11. My favourite thing to make for breakfast is Bacon and Apple Pancakes

  12. French Toast

  13. I love eggs over easy on buttered rye toast!

  14. pancakes and waffles..yum!
    (Karla Sceviour)

  15. Homemade pancakes but I do a big breakfast on weekends.
    Lori r Jackson is my rafflecopter name

  16. I love bread so anything made with it!


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