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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.

Reviews for Nutty French Toast

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MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2013

"I usually make this for the Mom's group I attend when we have our special Christmas Brunch. Everyone loves it! I prefer to use pecans instead of walnuts. If there are leftovers, they I just reheat in the microwave...it's still yummy!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2010

"I also made this and took to work - within an hour, it was almost gone! People really loved it!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2009

"I have made this recipe and taken it to work. My co-workers loved it. When I make it for work again I will leave off the nuts because of a co-worker's nut allergy."

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