You may have made a cinnamon roll french toast casserole or french toast bake, but those can take a long time to make. With the instant pot craze going on, we thought we would try to shorten the preparation time needed for traditional french.
Cut the loaf into bite-size pieces and let it dry overnight on a cookie sheet or pan.
You can use parchment paper in the bottom too for easy release. (you can use the special pan made for IP too if you have it).
Spray the bottom and sides of your dish with nonstick baking spray.
Whisk the eggs and then add the milk, vanilla, sugar, brown sugar and cinnamon.
Add the dried bread pieces. Let them soak for about 10 minutes. Stirring occasionally to make sure every piece of bread gets into the milk mixture.
Dump the mixture into your prepared dish. Cover the dish really well with foil.
I put a piece over the top and then also placed the dish on a piece of foil and brought the edges up around it. (This helps seal out the moisture while it is steaming).
Place your trivet that came with the Instant Pot in the bottom of the pot and pour 1 cup of water into the pot. Place your baking dish on top of the trivet. Place the lid on the instant pot and make sure the vent is turned to “seal”.
Set manual and pressure to high for 40 minutes.
When the timer goes off cover the vent with a towel and quick release the steam.
Remove the dish carefully as it will be hot and remove the foil from the dish draining.
Top with powdered sugar, cinnamon, homemade candied pecans, and whipped cream to make it extra yummy!
Cook this recipe at low heat.
Use fresh ingredients for better taste
After cooking, wait for at least 15 minutes for better taste