Oven-Baked Caramel French Toast


This is perfect served with quiche, homemade home fries and fresh coffee! I make the bread for this recipe using my bread machine!

Prep Time:
9 hrs
Cook Time:
40 mins
Additional Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
10 hrs
8 servings


  • 1 cup brown sugar

  • ½ cup butter

  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup

  • 1 cup chopped pecans, divided

  • 12 slices French or Italian-style bread

  • 6 eggs

  • 1 ½ cups milk

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Caramel Sauce

  • ½ cup brown sugar

  • ¼ cup butter

  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup


  1. In a small saucepan, combine 1 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup butter and 2 tablespoons corn syrup. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until thickened.

  2. Pour sauce into a 9x13 inch baking dish and sprinkle with 1/2 cup pecans. Place 6 slices of bread on top of the sauce, sprinkle with the remaining pecans and cover with the remaining 6 slices of bread.

  3. Combine eggs, milk, vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon and salt in a blender. Pour egg mixture evenly over bread slices, cover the baking dish, and refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.

  4. The next morning, preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Remove the French toast from the refrigerator 30 minutes prior to baking. Bake in preheated oven for 40 to 45 minutes, until lightly brown. Drizzle sauce over the toast right before serving.

  5. To make the Caramel Sauce: In a small saucepan, combine 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/4 cup butter and 1 tablespoon corn syrup. Cook until thickened, stirring constantly.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

615 Calories
33g Fat
73g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 615
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 33g 42%
Saturated Fat 14g 69%
Cholesterol 189mg 63%
Sodium 527mg 23%
Total Carbohydrate 73g 26%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 46g
Protein 12g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 145mg 11%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 287mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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