Praline French Toast Bake

Praline French Toast Bake

This French toast will bring rave reviews at your next brunch.

35 min. prep time
10 servings
151 Rating


Bread Mixture

12 cups cubed (from 16-ounce loaf) French or Italian bread
7 Land O Lakes® Eggs, well beaten
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg


1/3 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons light corn syrup
2 cups coarsely chopped pecans


Heat oven to 325°F.

Spread bread cubes onto two ungreased baking sheets. Place onto separate oven racks. Bake 25-33 minutes or until dry and just beginning to turn light golden brown, rotating baking sheets halfway through baking time. Cool completely.

Spray 13x9-inch glass baking pan or casserole dish with no-stick cooking spray. Place dried bread into dish.

Combine all remaining bread mixture ingredients in bowl; beat with whisk until well mixed. Pour egg mixture evenly over bread, pressing bread down until moistened. Cover securely with plastic food wrap. Refrigerate at least 8 hours or up to 24 hours.

Combine butter, brown sugar and corn syrup in bowl until smooth; stir in pecans. Place into resealable food container; refrigerate up to 24 hours.

Heat oven to 350°F.

Sprinkle top of bread mixture evenly with topping. Bake 40-50 minutes or until puffed and golden. (Do not over bake.) Serve immediately.

Recipe Tip

Use a light, airy French or Italian bread. A rustic version will result in a heavy, dry French toast.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories: 650

Fat: 44g

Cholesterol: 210mg

Sodium: 350mg

Carbohydrates: 54g

Dietary Fiber: 3g

Protein: 13g

Recipe #15436©2012Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

Delicious Christmas morning fare!
Made this for Christmas morning brunch. Excellent! This will become a Christmas morning tradition in our family!

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