Baked French Toast
This pecan streusel topped baked French toast is a perfect breakfast or brunch dish to serve to your family and friends. Assemble this before going to bed, then pop it in the oven in the morning and your home will be filled with the sweet aroma of a delicious breakfast. Top with a sprinkle of powdered sugar, some berries, and a dash of maple syrup!
Prep time: 15 minutes
Bake Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour and 5 minutes (this recipe should be refrigerated overnight prior to baking)
Serving Size: 12-15 servings
USA PAN® Rectangular Cake Pan
1 loaf crusty bread or French bread 8 whole eggs 2 cups whole milk 1/2 cup heavy cream 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup brown sugar 2 Tablespoons vanilla extract Topping: 1/2 cup all purpose flour 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup chopped pecans 1/2 cup cold butter, cut into pieces freshly grated nutmeg For serving: maple syrup, fresh berries, confectioners’ sugar
Tear or cut bread into chunks and spread into your USA PAN® 9″ x 13″ pan. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, cream, granulated sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla. Pour evenly over bread and cover with foil. Refrigerate overnight. For the topping, mix the flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, salt, pecans, and some nutmeg in a separate bowl. Stir together. Add the butter and cut it into the mixture until a coarse sand like texture is achieved. Store this in the refrigerator until you are ready to bake your french toast. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350 degrees. Remove the french toast from refrigerator and sprinkle struesel topping over the top. Bake for 1 hour, or more depending on the texture you like. Adding baking time will yield a firmer, crisper french toast. If you prefer yours softer, bake for 45 min. Serve warm with a sprinkle of fresh berries, dusting of confectioners’ sugar, and drizzle of maple syrup. ENJOY!!