It’s amazing how such a few ingredients such as bread, sugar, milk, eggs, cinnamon and vanilla can make something so good. French Toast has to be the epitome of a lazy Saturday Breakfast, or a Friday night dessert, or a Sunday brunch, or a Wednesday snack. I believe French Toast should not be limited to Saturday morning breakfast. It should be enjoyed anytime of any day. Thank you for letting me get on my French Toast Soapbox!
The best feeling is going to bed knowing breakfast is already prepared, especially one that could double as a dessert!
Sprinkle with chopped pecans.
Place bread slices over pecans.
Whisk together the basics for French Toast: eggs, milk, sugar, cinnamon and vanilla extract. Place the slices of bread on top of pecans and pour milk mixture on top of bread.
Cover and chill 8 hours or overnight. Be like me, chill overnight and get a good night’s sleep.
Bake at 350 degrees for 35 – 40 minutes, uncovered, or until golden brown.
Serve immediately and eat until every piece is gone! This can be served for breakfast, brunch, dessert, or snack. This dish seriously needs to be on the table around the clock!
Jody and Edna
- 1 16-ounce French bread loaf
- 1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
- 1/3 cup butter, melted
- 2 Tbsp maple syrup
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- 4 large eggs, lightly beaten
- 1 cup milk
- 2 Tbsp sugar
- 2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- Slice bread into 1-inch sliced.
- Stir together: brown sugar, melted butter and maple syrup.
- Pour mixture into a 13 x 9 inch greased baking dish.
- In a medium bowl whisk together: milk, sugar, cinnamon, eggs, and vanilla extract.
- Pour mixture over bread.
- Cover and chill 8 hours or overnight.
- Bake, uncovered, in a preheated 350 degree oven for 35 - 40 minutes or until golden brown.
- Serve immediately