Baked Overnight French Toast Casserole with Praline Topping


This is an easy, delicious, do-ahead baked casserole brunch recipe that doesn't need any syrup, since the French toast has its own praline topping. You can microwave the praline topping slightly to help spreadability.

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


  • 1 loaf French bread, cut into 1-inch slices

  • 8 eggs

  • 2 cups half-and-half

  • 1 cup milk

  • 2 tablespoons white sugar

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Praline Topping:

  • 1 cup butter, softened

  • 1 cup packed brown sugar

  • 1 cup chopped toasted pecans

  • 2 teaspoons light corn syrup

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg


  1. Grease a 9x13-inch baking pan and arrange bread slices in a row.

  2. Combine eggs, half-and-half, milk, sugar, vanilla extract, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt in a large bowl. Beat using an electric mixer until blended. Pour mixture over bread slices, making sure all are evenly covered. Cover baking dish with aluminum foil and refrigerate, 8 hours to overnight.

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

  4. Combine butter, brown sugar, chopped pecans, corn syrup, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a bowl. Spread praline topping over bread mixture.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until puffed and lightly golden, about 40 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

502 Calories
31g Fat
47g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 502
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 31g 40%
Saturated Fat 15g 74%
Cholesterol 181mg 60%
Sodium 481mg 21%
Total Carbohydrate 47g 17%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 23g
Protein 12g
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Calcium 130mg 10%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 245mg 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.

** 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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