Praline French Toast Bake

Praline French Toast Bake

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

35 min.prep time 10:15total time
10 servings
000 Ratings

Ingredients

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

Topping

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

Directions

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

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

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