Praline Pecan French Toast


A wonderful baked French toast prepared the night before and baked the next morning. This makes an excellent holiday breakfast! Serve with maple syrup or as is.

close up view of Praline Pecan French Toast with berries on a plate and Praline Pecan French Toast in a white baking dish
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Additional Time:
8 hrs
Total Time:
8 hrs 50 mins
8 servings


  • 6 eggs

  • 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


  1. Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.

  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.

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

  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.

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

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

465 Calories
19g Fat
63g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 465
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 25%
Saturated Fat 6g 31%
Cholesterol 160mg 53%
Sodium 366mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 63g 23%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 35g
Protein 12g
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Calcium 126mg 10%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 281mg 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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