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Overnight Pecan Praline Baked French Toast Recipe

This French Toast is so easy to throw together the night before and cook it in the morning.  The caramel glaze that is poured on top is absolutely DIVINE!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Breakfast, french toast, Make-ahead breakfast recipe, overnight french toast
Servings: 10
Calories: 605kcal

Equipment

  • 9x13 Inch Baking Dish
  • Large Bowl
  • Whisk

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces French Bread 1 loaf
  • 8 large eggs 6-8 large eggs will work
  • 2 cups half-and-half
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • dash of salt
  • maple syrup

Praline Topping

  • ½ pound butter 2 sticks, melted
  • 1 cup light brown sugar packed
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 Tablespoons light corn syrup
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg

Instructions

  • SLICE FRENCH BREAD INTO 20 SLICES, 1-INCH EACH. (USE ANY EXTRA BREAD FOR GARLIC TOAST OR BREAD CRUMBS). ARRANGE SLICES IN A GENEROUSLY BUTTERED 9 BY 13-INCH FLAT BAKING DISH IN 2 ROWS, OVERLAPPING THE SLICES.
  • IN A LARGE BOWL, COMBINE THE EGGS, HALF-AND-HALF, MILK, SUGAR, VANILLA, CINNAMON, NUTMEG AND SALT AND BEAT WITH A ROTARY BEATER OR WHISK UNTIL BLENDED BUT NOT TOO BUBBLY.
  • POUR MIXTURE OVER THE BREAD SLICES, MAKING SURE ALL ARE COVERED EVENLY WITH THE MILK-EGG MIXTURE. SPOON SOME OF THE MIXTURE IN BETWEEN THE SLICES. COVER WITH FOIL AND REFRIGERATE OVERNIGHT.
  • THE NEXT DAY, PREHEAT OVEN TO 350 DEGREES F.
  • SPREAD PRALINE TOPPING EVENLY OVER THE BREAD AND BAKE FOR 40 MINUTES, UNTIL PUFFED AND LIGHTLY GOLDEN. SERVE WITH MAPLE SYRUP.
  • PRALINE TOPPING INSTRUCTIONS:
  • COMBINE ALL INGREDIENTS IN A MEDIUM BOWL AND BLEND WELL. MAKES ENOUGH FOR BAKED FRENCH TOAST CASSEROLE.

Notes

  • You can use Maple Syrup in place of Light Corn Syrup.

Nutrition

Calories: 605kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 200mg | Sodium: 484mg | Potassium: 283mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 974IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 152mg | Iron: 3mg