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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.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Valentina's Corner

Ingredients

  • 1 ` loaf of bread
  • 1/2 cup whole pecans, topping

egg & milk mixture-

maple glaze-

  • 3 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 3 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp heavy whipping cream

Instructions

  • 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.
  • Enjoy.

Notes

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.