Mother’s Day Brunch: Whole-Wheat Overnight French Toast with Praline Topping

Written by Chris -

Overnight Whole-Wheat French Toast with Praline Topping Recipe

Next to sleeping in and being showered with hugs and kisses, there’s no better way to celebrate Mother’s Day than by making Mom a delicious brunch! We’ve made the prep quick and easy – all you need to do is assemble this casserole the night before. On Mother’s Day morning, add the pecan topping and pop it into the oven.  So simple, and so delicious!

Overnight Whole-Wheat French Toast with Praline Topping

Ingredients needed for 6 to 8 servings:

FRENCH TOAST

  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 loaf (1 pound) whole-wheat French bread, sliced into 1-inch pieces (10-12 slices total)
  • 8 large eggs
  • 2 cans (12 fluid ounces each) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Lowfat 2% Milk
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

PRALINE TOPPING

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
  • Powdered sugar and maple syrup

Directions:

FOR FRENCH TOAST:
PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Spray 13 x 9-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.

PLACE bread slices on large baking sheet. Bake, flipping bread slices halfway through, for 25 minutes or until dry and just golden. Turn off oven. Cut bread slices in half and layer them in the prepared baking dish.

Overnight Whole-Wheat French Toast with Praline Topping Recipe

WHISK together eggs in large bowl; whisk in evaporated milk, sugar, vanilla extract, cinnamon and nutmeg. Pour over bread, pressing bread to submerge. Spoon some of the mixture between the slices if needed. Cover tightly and refrigerate for at least 8 hours or overnight. The illustration above shows what it should look like at each stage (layered bread, egg mixture just added, chilled overnight, topping added).

FOR PRALINE TOPPING:

PREHEAT oven to 350° F.

COMBINE butter, brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg in large bowl; stir until smooth. Stir in pecans until coated. Uncover casserole; sprinkle evenly with pecan topping.

BAKE for 45 to 50 minutes or until puffed and golden brown. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Serve with maple syrup. Serve to Mom with a big hug and kiss!

Overnight Whole-Wheat French Toast with Praline Topping Recipe

Happy Mother’s Day, friends! And Happy Mother’s Day to my sweet Mom!  XO

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