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Wow! Never again will I make French Toast on the stove top! Your recipe caught my eye because the base ingredient list was very similar to my old standby french toast recipe, only mine did not use nutmeg and I usually use Texas toast for the bread. We loved the addition of the nutmeg, and the topping that turned into such a crunchy sweet delight absolutely knocks out the competition in my opinion! This recipe should be very easy to halve, or double, depending on the occasion. Our family loves "breakfast for dinner" and I gave your recipe it's test run with them. One of our favorite breakfast dinners is french toast, cream cheese scrambled eggs, and apples and sausages. Traditionally they will devour my cream cheese scrambled eggs before they even think about eating anything else on their plate, but they tried this first out of curiosity and 2 out of 3 of them broke tradition and darn near let their favorite eggs get cold! That's when you know you've got a good one! Thanks for this great recipe! :) Observation note: Try and leave a bit of space between each piece. I had crowded it a bit and noted that some of the inner pieces that were touching were still a bit "wet spongy" instead of "cooked spongy." Are those words? LOL I quickly resolved this by setting it under the broiler for just a few minutes. Next time I will save myself the step.

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Shae January 31, 2008

I tried this recipe but did a little alterations. I used one loaf of cranberry walnut bread from Publix and one loaf of egg and raisin bread, coconut milk instead of plain milk. It came out great a little soggy need to adjust liquids more when changing out from the french bread. The topping is great and even fried some leftovers the next day which gave me the crispy texture I prefer. I liked the cranberry walnut the best!

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debs16 June 15, 2013

I have made this casserole many times. I made it for friends and family and they all love it. The topping is very tasty. No need for syrup! I leave a few pieces plain for those that cann't eat the nuts. No one has disliked this french toast yet. I had to bake it a little longer than stated or it was a little too soggy.

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dapulz@stny.rr.com January 26, 2013

This was just okay for us. Dh and the kids liked it enough. Actually, dh loved it. It was a little strange texture-wise for me. Honestly, I'd have been happy just leaving off the topping and using syrup instead. I think it might have crisped up a little more. The crust edges were good. I even let it cook an extra 5 minutes, but it was still too mushy for me. The egg was fully cooked, so it wasn't that. It just was too mushy. I also wasn't crazy about the nutmeg addition. It would have been better with just the cinnamon, in my opinion.

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Luv2Cook/Hate2Clean:) April 11, 2010

I was kind of concerned as to how this would turn out as I've never made french toast in the oven before. Wow was this great!! Tasted better than on top of the stove and so easy to make! Thanks for sharing, I will be making this again.

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nikimaher February 13, 2010

Awesome!! Made this for a brunch get-together with family,received lots of compliments!! Thank you!

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lois s. December 27, 2009

Very tasty and sweet. Yum

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J Bowen May 07, 2009

Excellent recipe! Turned out perfect. Thank you!

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i'mjustpeachy April 06, 2009

I made this Christmas morning for my family. This is very special! Not something you would want every morning, but this will be a Christmas morning tradition in my house from now on!!

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mandagirl December 27, 2008

This was a great way for a simple brunch I served it with some patty sausage and had no end of complements. It was very easy to prepare, no muss no fuss and srpinkled the topping the next morning and voila' a meal. This will surely be a holliday breakfast treat for my family in years to come. Thanks so much for this fine recipe.

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Chef Paladin May 28, 2007
Baked French Toast Casserole