Recipe: Praline-Pecan French Toast

French toast is one of the classic, go-to breakfast recipes that we love. Made with (usually!) some lightly beaten eggs, a splash of milk, and a few teaspoons of cinnamon, this yummy breakfast staple can be quickly served up on a Saturday morning or for Sunday brunch. We've taken this short-order breakfast special to the next level, though. This Praline-Pecan French Toast is one of our top-rated brunch recipes and has been called "sinfully delicious" by readers. The trick to making the toast soft and fluffy is actually letting the bread soak overnight to absorb all of the egg and milk mixture.

The first thing you'll need to do for this French toast recipe is to find a loaf of great French bread. Slice it up into inch-thick slices so that you'll have around 10 servings of French Toast. Before you add the bread into the pan, add a mixture of brown sugar, butter, and syrup to the bottom of your casserole dish. This will become your praline syrup on the French toast. Then, sprinkle that mixture with some chopped pecans. If you want to add a little more depth of flavor to the dish, you can always used toasted pecans instead of raw. Then, add in your sliced French bread and pour the egg, milk, cinnamon, and sugar mixture overtop. Cover the whole dish, and let it chill for about eight hours. For this reason, we recommend preparing this recipe the night before you'd like to serve – that way, you can just pop it in the oven when you wake up in the morning for breakfast. When you're ready to bake, just pop the dish into the oven for about 40 minutes until the bread is golden brown and cooked through. When you serve, be sure to flip over the pieces so that the gooey praline-pecan mixture is drizzled all over the bread. Serve this recipe up with some fresh berries and a glass of milk, and you've got a new favorite breakfast recipe.

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