Hey everyone, it’s Kendra! I’m excited to be here today sharing with you this wonderful Easter French Toast Bake and Scriptures Scavenger Hunt created by Colette from My Computer is My Canvas. It looks like such a fun activity to do on the night before Easter!
I am also very excited to share with you this beautiful video put out by the Mormon.org celebrating the true meaning of Easter!
I love the message behind this and the true meaning of Easter and the importance of Jesus Christ and his resurrection. I am so grateful for my Savior Jesus Christ and all he does for me! I know we can all find new life through Jesus Christ.
Anyway, onto the fun part of this post! I have to start out by saying Colette is genius for creating this idea! She has a beautiful blog, which you should all follow called, My Computer is My Canvas. She recently started experimenting with a French Toast Bake Recipe that has quickly become a family favorite. With Easter just around the corner and the #HALLELUJAH video created by the church, she recently related each of the ingredients to the Savior; making this recipe not only a great Easter-Eve Lesson, but also a delicious Easter Breakfast
All you need to do to get started is print off the Scripture Scavenger Hunt PDF and let your kids dive into the New Testament to learn more about the Savior as they fill in the blanks to complete the recipe! *Hint – A couple of the scripture clues are a tiny bit tricky, so be sure to use Page 2 to find extra clues.
Then it’s time to start baking!! After many attempts with this recipe (and fails) – Colette finally identified the perfect bread for her French Toast Bake… bagels! Sounds kinda different, but I’m gonna trust her! They are soft AND dense which allows them to effectively soak up the egg mixture and maintain their shape for soggy-free baking. A fun twist to this might be Cinnamon Swirl bagels or even gluten-free ones for those intolerant. (I love that idea for all my gluten free friends)
Just follow the recipe! Cut bagels into 1⁄2” cubes, make and beat the egg mixture, then pour over the bread.
Be sure to get the kids to help! The kids will have so much fun making the recipe with the clues they found! Colette likes to mix the cubes and egg mixture in separate bowl to make sure the bread gets well coated – in fact, for that step, she relates how the tempest was raging and the Savior calmed the storm… so get those cubes tossing and turning like a ship at sea!
As noted in the image above, this is a “make ahead” recipe and it should be refrigerated overnight. This allows extra time for the bread to adequately soak up the egg mixture. Then, before baking, prepare a brown sugar crumble and “spread” it across the top, just like the Palm Branches were spread for the Savior as he entered Jerusalem! (Crumble recipe included on the cards.)
Colette has included lots of printables for us… recipe cards + an easy to print PDF to do the Scripture Scavenger Hunt with our families!
Isn’t this awesome? Colette is so so talented! Be sure to check out her blog and thank her for this fun family Easter Activity!! I hope you all have a wonderful week leading up to Easter!
Head over to my other blog The Things I Love Most where I am sharing a fun Easter Advent created by Sugar Bee Crafts!