Baked French toast Casserole Recipe

Baked French toast Casserole Recipe

Baked French toast Casserole Recipe

Baked French toast Casserole Recipe
Baked French toast Casserole Recipe
  • Ingredients: 16 Count;
  • Nutrition: 1410 Calories;
  • Directions: 65 Minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 loaf French bread (13 to 16 ounces)
  • 8 large eggs
  • 2 cups half and half
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Dash salt
  • Praline topping  (recipe follows)

How to cook:

Slice French bread into 20 slices, 1 inch each. (Use any extra bread for garlic toast or bread crumbs.) Arrange slices in a generously buttered 9 X 13-inch flat baking dish in 2 rows, overlapping the slices.
In a large bowl, combine the eggs, half-and-half, milk, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt and beat with a rotary beater or whisk until blended but not too bubbly.
Pour mixture over the bread slices, making sure all are covered evenly with the milk-egg mixture. Spoon some of the mixture in between the slices.
Cover with foil and refrigerate overnight.
The next day, preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Spread Praline Topping evenly over the bread and bake for 40 minutes, until puffed and lightly golden.

Baked French toast Casserole Recipe
Baked French toast Casserole Recipe

Praline Topping

  • 1/2 pound (2 sticks) butter, melted
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 Tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

How to cook:

Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl and blend well. Makes enough for Baked French Toast Casserole.
Notes:
I generally cube the bread rather than cutting it into slices. I find that this helps get the milk-egg mixture into the nooks and crannies that it’s supposed to go into. However, I have made it both ways, as shown above. Both achieve delicious results.

For this particular go round, rather than using French bread, I used Pepperidge Farm Cinnamon Swirl bread and it turned out really yummy. As with preparing any French toast, I let the bread for the recipe get slightly stale before using it, although that is not specified in the original recipe.

I generally put the Praline Topping on the Baked French Toast Casserole the night before and cover and refrigerate the entire dish. I have had no problems with this method.

If you do not care for nutmeg, you will likely think that this is a very nutmeggy recipe. (Between the Casserole and the Topping, there is one full teaspoon, and you can taste it.) You may need to adjust accordingly.

article source: http://theharrissisters.blogspot.com/2013/02/paula-deens-baked-french-toast-casserole.html

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving
Calories 1410 Calories from Fat 840
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 93g 143%
Saturated Fat 43g 215%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol 595mg 198%
Sodium 1290mg 54%
Potassium 710mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 119g 40%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 53g
Protein 34g
Vitamin A 45%
Vitamin C 4%
Calcium 40%
Iron 40%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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