Recipe by Annalise Thomas

Overnight Baked Maple Pecan French Toast

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Easy Easy
6 Servings

There’s nothing better than knowing that your breakfast the next morning is almost done for you. This french toast is special enough to serve for company but also easy enough to make anytime you feel like it!


Golden french toast with a glorious caramel pecan topping that almost makes this feel like dessert. But don’t worry – it’s still breakfast!


Main ingredients

  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten

  • 1 cup milk

  • 3/4 cup heavy cream

  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

  • 1 (1-pound) loaf french bread, sliced thick

  • 1/2 cup butter, melted


Prepare the French Toast


Butter a nine- by 13-inch baking dish. Set aside.


In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, cream, vanilla, and one teaspoon cinnamon. Dip the bread slices into the mixture and pressing down gently, flipping, and pressing down gently again to coat well. Place them into the buttered baking dish, overlapping them slightly if needed. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge overnight.


In a small bowl, whisk together the melted butter, brown sugar, maple syrup, and pecans. Cover and leave on the counter overnight (or you can do this in the morning!)


In the morning, take the french toast out of the fridge and preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Spoon the caramel pecan mixture over the top of the french toast and bake for 40-45 minutes, until golden. Serve warm, with more maple syrup on the side, if desired!


Recipe excerpted from The Make Ahead Kitchen: 75 Slow-Cooker, Freezer, and Prepared Meals for the Busy Lifestyle by Annalise Thomas (Cedar Fort, 2016), with permission from the publisher.

Overnight Baked Maple Pecan French Toast

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sora Heinemann
sora Heinemann
2 years ago

can I leave out the heavy cream?

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