Praline Pecan French Toast


  • 6eggs
  • 1 ½ cups half-and-half
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 (12 ounce) loaf French bread, sliced 1-inch thick
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • ¾ cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • ¾ cup chopped toasted pecans
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Grease a 9×13-inch baking dish.


  • Step 2

    Whisk eggs, half-and-half, 1 tablespoon brown sugar, and vanilla extract in a bowl until mixture is smooth and brown sugar has dissolved. Pour 1 cup egg mixture into prepared baking dish. Arrange slices of French bread into baking dish and pour remaining egg mixture evenly over bread. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

  • Step 3

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Step 4

    Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat; mix 3/4 cup brown sugar and maple syrup into butter, stirring until smooth. Bring syrup to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Stir pecans into syrup. Spoon pecan praline syrup evenly over French toast casserole.

  • Step 5

    Bake casserole in the preheated oven until set and golden brown, about 30 minutes.

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