Make Ahead Baked French Toast
 
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This is a wonderful Baked French Toast that isn't too sweet. If you're not a fan of apples, try using pears, peaches, or even blueberries. The nuts can be omitted or substituted as well. Use what you have on hand to make the recipe your own. I found dried fruit wasn't a good choice as a topper, since it gets hard once baked.
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Recipe type: Breakfast/Brunch
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon butter (to grease dish)
  • 6 1-inch slices Millet Sandwich Bread (about 3/4 loaf)
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk (I used 1%)
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream (half-and-half would work too)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 apple, peeled and sliced
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish with the butter.
  2. Place bread slices in the baking dish in a single layer.
  3. Beat together the eggs, milk, cream, and vanilla until smooth. Pour the mixture evenly over the bread slices so that all the bread has been moistened. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  4. Just before baking, mix together the apple, pecans, maple syrup, brown sugar, melted butter, and cinnamon. Dot the top of the bread with this mixture.
  5. Bake French Toast uncovered in a 350 degree F oven for 40 minutes, or until the mixture is set and the bread is no longer wet.
  6. Let French Bread sit for 5 minutes before serving. Serve with a drizzle of maple syrup and a side of fruit and cheese for a wonderful meal.
Recipe by The Baking Beauties at http://www.thebakingbeauties.com/2014/01/baked-french-toast.html