Macadamia Nut French Toast

"Another great holiday tradition from my MIL, Linda. We always have this on Christmas morning since it can be made ahead and just popped in the oven while you are opening presents. I think it's yummy!"
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  • Combine first six ingredients, stirring well.
  • Fit bread slices in a single layer into a lightly greased 13x9x2 baking dish.
  • Pour egg mixture over bread slices.
  • Cover and refrigerate 8 hours or overnight, turning bread once.
  • The next morning, pour butter into a 15x10x1 jellyroll pan.
  • Place bread slices in a single layer in pan.
  • Bake at 400 for 10 minutes.
  • Sprinkle with nuts and bake an additional 10 minutes.
  • Garnish with powdered sugar and/or nutmeg.
  • Serve with maple syrup if desired.

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  1. nancy.zoll
    Best ever French toast recipe and "oh so easy!" I personally love the macadamia nuts with coconut syrup, like in Hawaii, but any nut would be delish as well. A nice fruit on the side with or without meat would impress family or friends. Will be making this soon, wonderfully easy, but impressive breakfast!��
  2. Mahetabel
    Love this recipe. A favorite of overnight guests and easy as male ahead. Have made with Pecans or almond slivers and was also delicious.
  3. Starrynews
    This is the same recipe my grandmother makes for us. It's delicious and a unique twist on French Toast. So easy since it is make ahead!


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