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pecan delight baked french toast

(16 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Colleen Winegard
Keota, IA

This is a very rich breakfast and very, very delish. You really won't need syrup to enjoy. It's so easy to make the night before and pop into the oven the next morning. This is also a wonderful brunch dish or dessert for something different.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Colleen is right.... no syrup is needed for this delicious French toast casserole. The brown sugar mixture melts and makes its own syrup. There's a bit of tang from the cream cheese. We tried it with French vanilla creamer and hazelnut - both tasted fantastic. So good and sweet, you could probably pass this off as a dessert. Serve with a little whipped cream and a cup of coffee for a special breakfast treat.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(16 ratings)
yield 8 -10
prep time 8 Hr 20 Min
cook time 45 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For pecan delight baked french toast

  • 6 slice
    cinnamon bread, thick or thin
  • 1 pkg
    honey nut spreadable cream cheese (7.5 oz)
  • 1/2 c
  • 1 1/2 c
    brown sugar
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 8 - 9
  • 1 pinch
  • 1 1/2 c
    French vanilla or hazelnut coffee creamer
  • 3/4 c
    chopped pecans

How To Make pecan delight baked french toast

Test Kitchen Tips
We could not find thick bread. Regular worked fine. If you can't find the honey nut spread, use a regular cream cheese spread mixed with in 1 1/2 Tbsp honey and 1/2 Tbsp chopped pecans.
  • Spraying a baking dish with non-stick spray.
    Spray a 13 x 9-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  • Cream cheese spread onto the bread.
    Spread each slice of bread with a light layer of cream cheese and place in the dish.
  • Brown sugar and melted butter mixed together.
    In a separate bowl, melt the butter and brown sugar. Set aside.
  • Cinnamon, nutmeg, eggs, salt, and creamer poured over bread with brown sugar mixture.
    In another bowl, mix the cinnamon, nutmeg, eggs, salt, and creamer. Pour over the bread. Top with the brown sugar mixture.
  • Pecans sprinkled over the top.
    Sprinkle the pecans over the entire dish. Cover with foil and refrigerate overnight.
  • French toast baking in the oven.
    The next morning, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Keep covered and bake about 45 minutes.
  • A slice of Pecan Delight Baked French Toast on a plate.
    Cut into squares and dust with powdered sugar.