April 23, 2014
Baked French Toast Casserole with Maple Syrup
- 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
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- Dash salt
- Maple syrup
- 1/2 pound (2 sticks) butter
- 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
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 by 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.
Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl and blend well.
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Spread Praline Topping evenly over the bread and bake for 40 minutes, until puffed and lightly golden.
Serve with maple syrup. 6 to 8 servings
|Amount Per Serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 46.84 g||72.1%|
|Saturated Fat 22.19 g||111%|
|Trans Fat 0.95 g|
|Cholesterol 272.39 mg||90.8%|
|Sodium 451.99 mg||18.8%|
|Total Carbohydrate 67.7 g||22.6%|
|Dietary Fiber 2.61 g||10.4%|
|Sugars 41.38 g|
|Protein 16.1 g|
|Vitamin A 38.56 %||Vitamin C 0.79 %|
|Calcium 19.55 %||Iron 19.5 %|
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.