Praline French Toast is a special-day breakfast or brunch, with delicious spices and a wonderful pecan or walnut praline topping.
Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 40minutes
Sit Time 10minutes
Total Time 1hour
Carbs (g): 78
1cupbutteror margarine, softened
1cupbrown sugar or white sugar with a tablespoon of honey
1cupchopped pecansor walnuts
If not already sliced, slice the loaf of bread into 1” thick slices. Spray a 9” x 13” baking dish with cooking spray. Arrange the bread slices in the pan to cover the entire bottom – you will probably have two or three layers, depending on how thick your slices are. Set aside.
In a large bowl, beat the eggs, half and half, milk, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt until well blended, but not frothy. Pour the mixture into the pan, over the bread slices. Make sure all the slices are soaked.
Make-ahead option: If desired, the pan may be refrigerated overnight, but it is not necessary.
Preheat oven to 350° F. and let egg mixture soak into bread as it preheats. Also while oven is preheating, mix ingredients for praline topping in a small bowl. Spread topping over the bread mixture just before baking.
Bake uncovered at 350° F. for about 40 minutes until golden on top.
Cut into squares. Serve warm with maple syrup or plain.