french toast bake


What do you do when you have a host of cousins coming in the morning for breakfast? Before I go to bed I am going to whip up a French Toast Casserole.  When the first guest arrives I am going to pop my casserole in the oven, cut up some fresh fruit, fried potatoes and onions and some bacon.


1 (16 oz.) loaf of dried out French bread, cut into 1/2 inch bite size pieces,  8 large eggs, 2 cups milk, 2 1/4 cups half-half, 1/4 cup sugar, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 2 tablespoons vanilla extract, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg, 3/4 cups salted butter.the cinnamon, vanilla and nutmeg to the bowl and mix well.  In a large bowl add the eggs and beat, add milk half-half, sugar whisk together.Add the bread to the bowl, put a plate on top of the bread to ensure the bread is soaked in the custard.  Cover the bowl with foil and refrigerate for 6-8 hours.  Remove the bread from the refrigerator. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Pour the bread custard into a lightly greased 9×13 baking dish.

TOPPING:  1/2 cup salted butter, 3 1/2 tablespoons pure maple syrup, 1 1/2 cups light brown sugar, 2 cups pecans, chopped. Dump everything into a bowl.  With your hands mix well until everything is well mixed and crumbly.  Evenly add the topping to the bread custard.  Bake for about 60-minutes, remove from the oven and cool for about 10-15 minutes then serve.

3 Comments Add yours

  1. wendy says:

    This sounds really good I will definitely try this one


  2. Sounds yummy

    Definitely something new and different

    Gotta try it

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Mouthwatering, can’t wait to taste it…


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