Baked Blueberry Pecan French Toast

Here's a delicious recipe that I make a lot...french toast in the oven, baked and easy!  Goes great for breakfast, brunch or breakfast for dinner!  I serve with bacon and hash browns.

First slice french bread and place in pan.

Whisk eggs and brown sugar.

Whisk in nutmeg and vanilla.

Whisk in milk.

Pour over bread. Let soak until all the liquid is absorbed.  You can put it in the fridge overnight to do this.

Toast pecans in pan with butter.

Melt remaining butter and brown sugar to make caramel.

Top soaked bread with nut mix.

Top with blueberries and caramel sauce.

Bake at 350 for 30-40 minutes until golden.  Serve with maple syrup.

Baked Blueberry Pecan French Toast
Adapted from a recipe by Melanie at My Kitchen Cafe

1 French bread baguette
6 large eggs
1 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup packed brown sugar, divided
1 cup pecans, chopped
1/2 stick plus 1 teaspoon butter
2 cups fresh blueberries, rinsed and drained

Butter a 9x13 baking dish. Cut 1 1/2 inch slices from the baguette and arrange in one layer in the dish (about 6-8 slices). Whisk together eggs, milk, nutmeg, vanilla, and 1/2 cup brown sugar in a large bowl and pour evenly over the bread. Refrigerate mixture, covered, until all liquid is absorbed by the bread, at least 8 hours and up to 1 day.

When you are ready to bake and serve, preheat oven to 350 F. Spread pecans evenly in a shallow baking pan and toast in middle of oven until fragrant, about 4 minutes. Toss pecans with 1 teaspoon butter. Alternately (and this is what I did), toast the pecans in a skillet in one layer over medium heat, stirring often. Toss with 1 teaspoon butter. (I did this the night before to save time the morning of.)

Sprinkle pecans and blueberries evenly over bread mixture. Cut remaining 1/2 stick butter into pieces and heat with remaining 1/4 cup brown sugar in a small saucepan, stirring, until butter is melted and sugar is dissolved. Drizzle butter mixture over bread and bake mixture
30 - 40 minutes or until any liquid from blueberries is bubbling.


Velva said...

Gina- The baked french toast looks really good. The addition of blueberries is awesome. What a warm and comforting meal for dinner. We love to eat breakfast for dinner at our house.

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