Baked Pecan French Toast

Recipe by PollyB
READY IN: 35mins




  • 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.