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

Overnight Caramel Pecan French Toast
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Overnight Caramel Pecan French Toast

Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Author: Kare
Yield: 6 servings
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!


  • 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


  • Grease a 9" x 13" pan.
  • Over low heat, combine the brown sugar, light corn syrup, butter, and whipping cream in a medium saucepan.
  • 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.
  • Remove from heat and add 1/2 teaspoon of the vanilla.
  • Pour the warm caramel mixture into a 9" x 13" pan.
  • Sprinkle the pecans over the top.
  • In a large bowl, beat together the milk, eggs, salt, the other 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla, and cinnamon.
  • 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.
  • Lay the bread in the pan, over the caramel and pecan mixture.
  • Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • It's morning! Ready for some breakfast? Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.
  • Remove the cover from the pan and bake for 20 minutes, until the bottom is bubbling and the toast is golden brown.
  • Let stand for a couple of minutes, then invert onto a platter.
  • Eat right away!

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