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French Toast Casserole

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What’s best about this recipe is most of the preparing is done the night before. In the morning, all you have to do is heat the oven up and prepare the topping, and 40 minutes later, you have a breakfast everyone will love! Enjoy!

Ingredients

  • FOR THE CASSEROLE:
  • 1 loaf Whole Wheat French Bread (You Can Use Regular Bread, Too)
  • 6 whole Eggs
  • 1-½ cup Milk
  • 1-½ cup Half-and-half
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • ⅛ teaspoons Nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoons Cinnamon
  • * * * * * *
  • FOR THE TOPPING:
  • 1 stick Unsalted Butter, melted
  • 2 Tablespoons Dark Corn Syrup
  • 1 cup Light Brown Sugar
  • 1 cup Pecans, Coarsely Chopped

Preparation

For the casserole:

Spray a 9 x 13 baking dish with nonstick spray. Fill the baking dish with the bread cubes so that the dish is completely covered to the top. In a large bowl, mix eggs, milk, half-and-half, vanilla, nutmeg and cinnamon. Pour mixture over the bread. Cover and refrigerate overnight. In the morning, heat oven to 350F.

For the topping:

Mix all ingredients together and pour it over the top of the bread mixture, making sure most of the bread has some of the topping.

Bake until puffed and golden, about 40 minutes. Let stand for about 5 minutes before serving.

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jillpickle on 12.28.2009

Made this for Christmas brunch but used Challah bread instead…everyone kept swarming the kitchen waiting to see if it was done or not b/c it smelled *so* good. Was heavenly to eat too! Thanks for sharing!

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mstrupeck on 10.25.2009

made this for a brunch i hosted, and the only problem was that i had to cook it a little bit longer than originally planned, since it came out very soupy after the 40 minutes. this was a huge hit with everyone!

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karadaisy on 10.2.2009

This looks great!

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bigflavor on 10.2.2009

This is Paula Deen’s recipe, right?

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/paula-deen/baked-french-toast-casserole-with-maple-syrup-recipe2/index.html

I’ve made this. It’s really good. I served it with a raspberry sauce too…delicious.

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hinanci on 12.9.2013

I didn’t have any half and half,so used whole milk, and it was perfect. We plan to make this often. So easy and delicious. I ate way too much!

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pauladavis on 8.14.2011

super yummy! i halved the recipe for an 8×8 pan. I also read reviews on Food Network for Paula Deen’s recipe that it was too soggy so I used 2 eggs and 1 c milk for the custard. We didn’t have half and half and it was still fine.

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Becki D on 8.19.2010

I made this for my whole family of in-laws for Christmas breakfast – they LoOoOvEd it and kept raving about how lucky my hubs is to have such a great wife. Woohoo!

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