Baked Pecan French Toast
photo by KellyMac6
- Ready In:
- 4 large eggs
- 1 cup milk
- 1⁄4 cup sugar
- 1⁄4 teaspoon ground nutmeg or 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 loaf French bread, cut into 12 1 inch slices (8 ounces)
- 1⁄2 cup chopped pecans
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- vegetable oil cooking spray or melted butter
- maple syrup
- Place the eggs, milk, sugar, nutmeg or cinnamon and vanilla in a medium mixing bowl and whisk to combine.
- Mist the bottom of a 12 by 8-inch glass casserole with vegetable oil spray or brush with melted butter.
- Place the bread slices in a single layer in the pan.
- Pour the egg mixture over the bread, distributing it evenly.
- Turn the bread slices once.
- Cover the pan with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator overnight.
- The next morning, preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
- Remove the pan from the refrigerator and remove the plastic wrap.
- Sprinkle the bread slices with pecans and drizzle with melted butter.
- Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until bread slices puff up and pecans are deep brown but not burned.
- Serve warm with maple syrup.
- Instead of a cup of milk, use 2/3 cup orange juice and 1/3 cup of the milk.
- You can vary this further by adding a little grated orange zest with the pecans before baking.
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This was simple to put together the night before and even more simple to put in the oven the next morning. I used both the nutmeg and the cinnamon and it gave it a tasty, eggnog-ish flavor. The pecans get toasted in the oven and add a bit of specialness to it. All in all, it's a keeper that I'll use again.
This was so easy to to. I really liked the fact that you prepare it the night before, which only takes 5 min! I used the big french loaf not the bagette so it only made 7 pieces but you need once piece!Good and fillinf!! I did increase the melted butter to 3 tablespoons and it made the pecans nice and buttery & toasted! This is a definite keeper!! Thank-you for sharing this wonderful recipe
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I thought this was great. Quick and easy. I used a very hearty whole wheat loaf and used applesauce instead of sugar with a little agave syrup. I put it together the night before but didn't bake it until the next night. (I love breakfast for dinner) :) I used a canola oil spray and did not have any trouble with sticking. We topped it with a home made berry flax topping and paired it with sauteed sweet potatoes and a fruit salad. Thanks for posting!