Orange Pecan Baked French Toast
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Orange Pecan Baked French Toast

Course Eggs, Toasts and Sandwiches
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 444
Author The Worktop

Ingredients

The night before

  • 5 medium eggs - lightly beaten
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated orange zest
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 loaf French bread (or multi grain bread)
  • 1 generous pinch salt

In the morning

  • 1/2 cup butter - melted
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 cup chopped or whole pecans

Instructions

The night before

  • In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, cinnamon, orange zest and vanilla. Dip bread slices into egg mixture and place in a lightly greased 9X13 inch baking pan. Pour the remaining egg mixture over the bread and refrigerate overnight.

In the morning

  • Preheat oven to 350°F / 175°C.
  • In a small bowl, combine butter, light brown sugar, orange zest, orange juice, maple syrup and pecans. Spread mixture over bread.
  • Bake in a preheated oven until golden, about 40-50 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 444kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 138mg | Sodium: 479mg | Potassium: 238mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin A: 610IU | Vitamin C: 2.5mg | Calcium: 141mg | Iron: 2.5mg