French Toast Casserole Recipe
This French Toast Casserole Recipe has everything you want for breakfast! Bread sliced dredged in a delicious cinnamon maple mixture and topped with pecans. The breakfast casserole is baked then drizzled with a homemade maple glaze.
- 1 ` loaf of bread
- 1/2 cup whole pecans, topping
- 3 Tbsp unsalted butter
- 3 Tbsp maple syrup
- 1/3 cup powdered sugar
- 2 tsp heavy whipping cream
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Cut bread loaf evenly into 1-inch pieces.
In a bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, heavy whipping cream, maple syrup, sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon. Add chopped pecans to mixture and mix with a spatula. Layout bread pieces into a deep casserole dish. Pour egg mixture into casserole dish. Gently toss the coat all the bread. Add whole pecans. Cover the casserole dish with foil and bake for 20 minutes at 350°F. Remove foil, bake an additional 15-20 minutes, until tops of bread are golden.
Meanwhile, in a saucepan melt butter and maple syrup. Once melted, remove from heat and whisk in powdered sugar and heavy whipping cream until well combined and thick glaze forms.
Once the casserole is baked, drizzle glaze on top and serve immediately.
OVERNIGHT FRENCH TOAST CASSEROLE-
- OPTION 1- The casserole may be prepared exactly per instructions, covered, and refrigerated. Additional baking time will be needed as all of the ingredients are cold.
- OPTION 2- Cut the bread, top with pecans, and cover in a casserole dish. In a bowl combine all of the ingredients for the milk/egg mixture. Cover bowl and refrigerate. Before baking, pour the milk mixture over the bread.