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Updated September 24, 2019
cup (half a stick) butter, melted
cup packed light brown sugar
loaf brioche or challah, cut into 1 1/2-inch slices
tablespoon vanilla extract
teaspoon ground cinnamon
teaspoon ground ginger
Maple syrup and powdered sugar for topping (optional)
In a small bowl, combine brown sugar and melted butter and pour on the bottom of a 9x13-inch baking dish. Arrange slices of bread in the baking dish, overlapping if necessary.
Combine milk, eggs, vanilla, salt, cinnamon and ginger in a bowl and pour evenly over bread slices. Sprinkle chopped pecans over bread slices.
Wrap tightly with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for 4-12 hours.
In the morning, take the casserole out of the fridge for at least 10 minutes while you are preheat your oven to 350°F.
Bake casserole for 30-35 minutes. If top starts browning too quickly, loosely cover with foil for the last 10 minutes or so to keep the casserole from drying out.
Remove casserole from oven and let it cool slightly before serving. Serve with a dusting of powdered sugar and a drizzle of maple syrup.
- Be sure to wrap the casserole dish tightly before putting it in the refrigerator to sit overnight. You don’t want to risk drying it out by letting air escape.
- Take your French toast up a notch by topping in whipped cream and fresh cut berries.
Serving Size: 1 Serving
% Daily Value
- Total Fat
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- Total Carbohydrate
- Dietary Fiber
- Vitamin C
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
More About This Recipe
- You don’t have to be a morning person to enjoy a homemade breakfast. Prepped in just 10 minutes and baked the next day, you don’t have to worry about not being able to feed any overnight guests ever again.