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Pecan Praline Overnight French Toast Casserole

A delicious and easy Pecan Praline Overnight French Toast Casserole that can be prepared 1-2 days in advance for a relaxing and pampered morning.

 

praline pecan overnight french toast casserole

I hope you’ll forgive me for posting yet another overnight french toast casserole recipe so soon. It wasn’t planned, even I thought I’d had my fill.

But then I found myself making a quick two-day trip to these glorious cabins. I needed a few make-ahead dishes on my menu. Corn chowder and a chili relleno casserole also made the cut, for lunch and dinner, respectively.

This overnight french toast casserole was the easiest to throw together, however, and perfect for a cabin setting. The praline topping can also be mixed ahead of time, stored separately and added just before baking.

I actually made this overnight french toast casserole the day before we left then baked it the first morning there. That’s almost two full days between preparation and baking, so don’t worry too much if you need a bit more time.

praline pecan overnight french toast casserole

We all ate this overnight french toast casserole pretty quickly but there were some actual leftovers. They heated up nicely both in the oven and in the microwave. A few of us decided it actually gets better with time – love those kinds of recipes!

A few other great breakfast recipes:

praline pecan overnight french toast casserole
praline pecan overnight french toast casserole

Pecan Praline Overnight French Toast Casserole

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Additional Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 55 minutes

A delicious and easy Pecan Praline Overnight French Toast Casserole that can be prepared 1-2 days in advance for a relaxing and pampered morning.

Ingredients

  • 1 14 oz. loaf French bread (cut into 1-inch slices)
  • 8 large eggs
  • 2 cups half-and-half
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 sticks butter (softened)
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • powdered sugar (for dusting (optional))

Instructions

  1. Grease an 11×7 baking dish (9×13 will also work) then layer bread slices in the pan, overlapping and layering as needed (tear bread if you have any large gaps).
  2. Whisk the eggs in a large bowl. Add half-and-half, milk, sugar, vanilla, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg, and mix thoroughly. Pour mixture over the bread slices, making sure all are covered (press bread slices down slightly if needed). Cover and refrigerate overnight (or up to two days).
  3. Mix together remaining ingredients for praline topping (can do ahead, storing separately, or just before baking).
  4. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350F. Spread topping evenly over bread mixture and bake for 45 minutes or until top is golden brown.

Notes

This recipe needs to be prepped at least 8 hours in advance. Cook time includes time overnight in refrigerator.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 707Total Fat: 45gSaturated Fat: 19gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 24gCholesterol: 255mgSodium: 701mgCarbohydrates: 63gNet Carbohydrates: 60gFiber: 3gSugar: 35gProtein: 17g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix.

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Wednesday 12th of March 2014

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Jenny @ BAKE

Friday 7th of March 2014

This looks delicious! I've only ever tried fried french toast before which can be a little greasy for me, so I love the idea of a casserole version. I will have to make it next time I crave french toast especially with this gorgeous praline topping!

the wicked noodle

Friday 7th of March 2014

Thanks Jenny!!

thewickednoodle

Tuesday 4th of March 2014

RT @AndreaMeyers: @thewickednoodle Pecan praline french toast casserole. Buttery, nutty and gooey http://t.co/jm4cw9r9qM [Now that's a sno…

AndreaMeyers

Tuesday 4th of March 2014

@thewickednoodle Pecan praline french toast casserole. Buttery, nutty and gooey http://t.co/jm4cw9r9qM [Now that's a snow day breakfast.]

MasalaHerb

Tuesday 4th of March 2014

pecan praline french toast casserole http://t.co/8BGR1o3hBb via @thewickednoodle

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