It’s been so long since I’ve had an authentic Monte Cristo Sandwich but it’s up there as one of my favorites. But it’s a lot of work with the sandwich making, frying, etc. I decided to skip a few steps and turn it into a breakfast bake – almost like a French Toast Bake but with all the flavors of that tasty sandwich! Simple, tasty and perfect for brunch!
- I LOVE using Cinnamon Raisin Bread for this recipe. I recently found a new brand of bread at our local Natural Grocers that I love – it’s from Little Northern Bakehouse. Their breads are gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free and egg-free! You can use any bread you want for this though.
- Since I have dairy issues, I use dairy-free butter, milk and cheese. I usually use Earth Balance or Miyoko’s butter, coconut milk and Daiya or VioLife cheese. Dairy-free cheeses can be hard to find in our area. If you have trouble finding some too, I recently found this website – Mylk Guys – that sells vegan products online – including cheese, egg replacers and even ice cream! It ships fast! I’ve compared my local prices with Mylk Guys prices and they are very close – even with shipping included. A great option if your resources are limited! PLUS – if you do order, use this link ( https://www.mylkguys.com/r/CSTULTZ ) to get $10 off your first order!