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French Toast Casserole

This is the perfect dish for when you have a group of guests for breakfast or brunch. We love it on holiday weekends.
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: French Toast Casserole

Ingredients

BREAD:

  • 12 slices French bread sliced about an inch to an inch and a half thick (Day old bread is better for this. I bought a 14 ounce package that contains 2 small loaves in the bakery at Kroger. Can get large loaf, too)

DIP:

  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk can use regular milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

TOPPING:

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 4 tablespoons butter or 1/2 stick or 1/4 cup
  • 1/3 cup evaporated milk can use regular milk
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 1 cup pecans or walnuts

Instructions

  • Spray casserole dish with cooking spray. (I used a 10 x 10 x 2 casserole dish) Whisk together your ingredients for your dip in a mixing bowl.
  • Dip each bread slice in the dip and place in your casserole dish.
  • Combine all the topping ingredients except the nuts and heat either on stove or in microwave until hot but not boiling. Pour topping ingredients over your bread in the casserole dish. Cover casserole dish and refrigerate overnight.
  • Next morning or before baking, remove the cover and add the nuts. Bake uncovered in preheated 400 degree oven for 25 to 30 minutes until golden brown.

Notes

I have done this as much as 15 hours ahead of time.