Breakfast with Chrissy Teigen & 7 Things You Can Make With Cereal

Okay, this Vine.

I am embarrassed to admit that this is basically SO me when I want something.

Lately, it’s been Chrissy Teigen’s (aka: John Legend’s bea-u-tiful wife) new cookbook, Cravings. I’ve been making subtle comments like this to my husband for weeks so he would let me buy it. But alas, to no avail. I’ll keep you posted.

(UPDATE: I now own it! #blessed I LOVE THIS COOKBOOK)

While browsing through the book at Target, I saw a recipe for french toast casserole and was like, yeah, okay, I WANT DAT. After a quick Google sleuth, found it. Luckily for me (and all of us), Chrissy shared the recipe on The Chew, so we can make it and GOBBLE.IT.DOWN. Seriously, so good. I altered the recipe a little (I don’t use alcohol) and of course, added more bacon, because…bacon. It’s a perfect way to celebrate #NationalCerealDay. (And let’s be real. We have to honor cereal – was it, or was it not, your dinner of choice in college?) PLUS! As a bonus, I’ve gathered some recipes for a new segment I like to call 7 Things  You Can Make With ________, where I feature delicious dishes you can make with one ingredient. Won’t this be fun?! It will, okay?! It will. So here it is: Chrissy Teigen’s Cereal & Milk French Toast Casserole with Salted Frosted Flake Topping AND 7 Things You Can Make With Corn Flakes. Phew. That’s a mouthful! …literally.

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Cereal & Milk French Toast Casserole with Salted Frosted Flake Topping

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon softened butter

  • 1 pound French loaf (cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes)

  • 8 eggs

  • 2 cups heavy cream

  • 1 cup whole milk

  • 1 cup brown sugar

  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt

Crunchy Cereal Topping:

  • 2 cups corn flake cereal

  • 3 tablespoons melted butter

  • 1/2 cup bacon (cooked and crumbled)

  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt

Directions:

(This requires night-before prep, so start early!)

  • Butter a 9×13 dish and arrange the cubed bread in the dish.

  • In a large bowl, add the eggs, heavy cream, milk,  sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt, and mix until smooth.  Pour the mixture over the bread, pressing on the bread to submerge it in the liquid. Cover and refrigerate at least 6 hours and up to 12.

  • For the Crunchy Cereal Topping: preheat oven to 350°F.

  • In a large bowl, combine the cereal, butter, bacon and salt, and stir to combine. Spread the mixture evenly over the casserole.

  • Place in the oven to bake until the topping is golden and the bread cubes peeking out of the top are crusty and toasty, about 55 minutes.

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7 Things You Can Make With  Corn Flakes

Also, *BONUS* Billy Green has an amazing recipe for maple-glazed cornflakes in his cookbook Whip It Up. Love.That.Book.

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