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.
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
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.