Overnight Caramel Pecan French Toast

This one is perfect for a holiday morning when time is tight and something special is in order. Put it together the night before, then just pull it out of the fridge and bake up a sinfully delicious breakfast while you’re off taking care of other things.

Overnight Caramel Pecan French Toast

We’ve also plopped a bit of vanilla ice cream on the top of leftover slices for a quick, almost bread-pudding-like dessert.

Here’s the recipe!

Overnight Caramel Pecan French Toast

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Overnight Caramel Pecan French Toast

Thick slices of bread are dredged into an egg batter and nestled into a thick, rich caramel sauce, then baked up to ooey, gooey perfection!


Ingredients:


  • 1 cup brown sugar

  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup

  • 6 tablespoons butter

  • 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 3/4 cup pecans, chopped

  • 6 - 7 thick slices French bread (about 3/4 inches thick)

  • 1/2 cup milk

  • 3 eggs

  • Pinch of salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon


Directions:


  1. Grease a 9" x 13" pan.

  2. Over low heat, combine the brown sugar, light corn syrup, butter, and whipping cream in a medium saucepan.

  3. Keeping the heat on low (letting it get too hot is bad - and don't let it boil!), stir constantly until the butter is melted and the ingredients are smooth.

  4. Remove from heat and add 1/2 teaspoon of the vanilla.

  5. Pour the warm caramel mixture into a 9" x 13" pan.

  6. Sprinkle the pecans over the top.

  7. In a large bowl, beat together the milk, eggs, salt, the other 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla, and cinnamon.

  8. Dip the bread into the egg mixture, making sure each piece is well-coated. You want to soak up all of the mixture with your six or seven slices of bread.

  9. Lay the bread in the pan, over the caramel and pecan mixture.

  10. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

  11. It's morning! Ready for some breakfast? Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.

  12. Remove the cover from the pan and bake for 20 minutes, until the bottom is bubbling and the toast is golden brown.

  13. Let stand for a couple of minutes, then invert onto a platter.

  14. Eat right away!


Adapted from this Oven Baked Caramel French Toast recipe from Terri B. on Recipezaar


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Karen Raye

Kare is a vegetarian home cook living among carnivores. She loves creating irresistible and flexible recipes that help multi-vore families like hers keep the peace - deliciously.