I am in serious trouble.
Basically its one of the most wonderful foods I have ever put in my mouth. The recipe copy that went into my kitchen book has been re-named "French Toast Bread Pudding" because thats what it is.
Heaven help us.
Tim and I are bread pudding crazies. Like, we join the old people and go to Mimi's cafe just for decaf and bread pudding. Sometimes we call ahead, pick up the pudding, and bring it home to eat with our own decaf. We love the stuff. So now that I have a way to eat it for breakfast...again, serious trouble.
Disclaimer: While looking at the recipe, don't pay any attention to the quantity of the ingredients. Just focus on the quality of the dish. This is not a low fat, sugar-free meal. Honestly, its probably fills my calorie count for the day BUT it is so worth the extra cardio.
Tip: I baked the dish for 45 minutes to get the bread pudding texture. If you want less fluff, Pioneer Woman suggests cooking it a full hour. Also, I only used half a stick of butter in my topping. I just couldn't bring myself to use the entire thing.
(photo from Pioneer Woman)