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Nutty French Toast Recipe

Nutty French Toast Recipe

This sweet breakfast treat, from Mavis Diment of Marcus, Iowa, is a cross of caramel rolls and French toast. "It's easy to begin the night before," she shares. "In the morning, just spread on the nutty topping and bake as you are getting ready for the day."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling Bake: 1 hour YIELD:6-8 servings

Ingredients

  • 12 slices French bread (1 inch thick)
  • 8 eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/3 cups packed brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons dark corn syrup
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

Directions

  • 1. Place bread in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. In a large bowl, beat eggs, milk, vanilla and cinnamon; pour over the bread. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking.
  • 2. Meanwhile, in a bowl, cream butter, brown sugar and syrup until smooth; spread over bread. Sprinkle with nuts. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 1 hour or until golden brown. Yield: 6-8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 783 calories, 36 g fat (15 g saturated fat), 267 mg cholesterol, 877 mg sodium, 97 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 21 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Sparkling Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sparkling wine.