I also love all things sweet and sugary.
So it makes sense that I'd eventually go nuts and cook something ridiculous in my crockpot. This recipe ends up with a lot of French toast, but since I was making it for a work thing, it didn't seem too extreme. To be honest, if you don't eat it all, you could always freeze it.
Also, note that it has a consistency similar to bread pudding. In fact, after eating it, my co workers and I couldn't agree what I should call it. Besides delicious. Finally we settled on...
Autumn French Toast Crockpot Casserole Recipe
1 loaf bread, torn to pieces (mine were bite size)
1 dozen eggs
4 cups milk
1 T vanilla
1 T cinnamon
1/2 tsp cloves
1/2 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp nutmeg
2 apples, diced (optional)
1 cup walnuts, chopped (optional)
1 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup apple juice
1/4 cup caramel liqueur (optional - wait, who am I kidding?)
1. Dump the torn up chunks of bread in a crockpot.
2. Mix the eggs, milk, vanilla, and spices. Pour over the bread.
3. Top with apples and walnuts.
4. Cook on low for eight hours. The sides of the casserole should be a golden brown and all the egg should be cooked.
5. Just before serving, melt the butter in a sauce pan. Add brown sugar and cook until smooth, stirring with a whisk. Add the apple juice and liqueur and simmer for two or three minutes.
6. Pour over the top of the cooked French toast.
7. Grab a cup of coffee or tea and eat a bit of heaven.