Baked French Toast
INGREDIENTS
  • 1/2c. unsalted butter
  • 1/2c. (packed) brown sugar
  • 1/2c. maple syrup
  • 1c. coarsely chopped pecans
  • 8 large eggs
  • 1 1/2c. half and half (I think you could use milk instead)
  • 1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 1lb. loaf unsliced challah bread or egg bread, cut into 1 1/4in. thick slices
DIRECTIONS
  1. Stir butter, brown sugar, & syrup in saucepan until melted and smooth.
  2. Transfer to a 13x9x2 glass baking dish. Sprinkle pecans over butter
  3. mixture.
  4. Whisk eggs, half and half, cinnamon & vanilla in large bowl. Dip
  5. bread slices into egg mixture and arrange in a single layer in
  6. prepared dish. Pour remaining egg mixture over bread slices. Cover
  7. with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
  8. Preheat oven to 350ยบ. Bake uncovered until golden brown and
  9. knife inserted in center comes out clean, about 40 minutes. Serve
  10. pecan side up with warm syrup.
RECIPE BACKSTORY
This recipe is so great and you could easily double it to feed a crowd at brunch. I got it out of Bon Appetit a couple years ago.