Mar 31, 2012

Baked French Toast

We had some friends over for brunch the other day so I decided to make this Baked French Toast. Normally 30 minutes before we have a get together, I'm running around like a crazy woman in the kitchen. Which is why I hate it when people arrive early!! haha =) Not this time though, this baked french toast is so easy to make and I made it ahead of time and just popped it in the oven. I even had time to paint my toes. =P

This recipe comes from Bunny Pie. I can't find the link anymore. This tastes more like bread pudding without the creme anglaise than French toast. I love the crunchy topping with the soft custardy bread. It's great for an indulgent breakfast. Here's the recipe.

Baked French Toast
from Bunny Pie

5 eggs, lightly beaten
1 1/2 cup milk
1 cup half & half cream
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 loaf french bread (1 lb), cut diagonally in 1 inch slices (better when stale)

1/2 cup butter, melted
1 cup light brown sugar
2 tbsp maple syrup
1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts

1. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, cream and vanilla. Dip bread slices into egg mixture and place in light greased baking pan (see note). Refrigerate overnight.

2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

3. In a small bowl, combine butter, sugar, maple syrup and nuts. spoon mixture over bread.

4. Bake in preheated oven until golden, about 40 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

  • I used a 9x13 glass pan to prevent over browning.


dollee said...

You should invite me over! I'm always late.

kk said...

you're my favorite type of guest! =P


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