Caramel Pecan Overnight French Toast

Breakfast is on the stove.

I’m glad for that little FYI. Aren’t you?

I’m REALLY glad that I found this French Toast recipe.

When I have overnight guests I rely on breakfasts that I can put together the night before. Then everyone can relax in the morning.

This French Toast couldn’t be easier to prepare. The only (slightly) tricky part is turning out the baked casserole onto a serving platter. It sure looks impressive, all dripping with warm caramel and studded with pecans. Fantastic.

Caramel Pecan Overnight French Toast


1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup butter
2 tablespoons light corn syrup
1 cup chopped pecans, toasted
16 slices (1/2 inch) French bread or Challah
6 eggs
1 1/2 cups milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 Tbs sugar
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon


1. In a small saucepan, combine brown sugar, butter and corn syrup. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until thickened.
Pour sauce into a 9×13 inch baking dish and sprinkle with 1/2 cup pecans.

2. Place half of bread on top of the sauce, sprinkle with the remaining pecans and cover with the remaining slices of bread.

3. In a medium bowl, combine eggs, milk, and vanilla. Pour egg mixture evenly over bread slices.

4. In a small bowl, stir together granulated sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Sprinkle over bread. Cover and chill for 2 to 24 hours.

5. Bake uncovered in a preheated 350℉ oven for 30 to 40 minutes or until lightly browned.

6. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving. To serve, invert French toast onto a large serving platter and sprinkle with additional pecans.

Recipe from Better Homes And Gardens Holiday Baking

The Sleepy Jackson. That would be the perfect band to match up with some breakfast food. We will be wide awake only 8 seconds in.

Rain Falls For Wind is one of my favorite songs EVER. It has just about every element that I love in a tune.

The guitar/bass start that gives way to that foot tapping beat. Luke Steele’s raspy, delicious voice. The drinking and thinking of you.

Another thing I love in the song is how, during the chorus, Luke is singing his own lines.

“You’re only ever on my mind
You never ever have the time
When I see you smile”

Adele used this same technique in Rolling In The Deep. That kind of lyrical layering is especially wonderful when listened to through headphones so you can really appreciate all of the musical mess going on.

Put on your headphones and hit the LOUD button.
The Sleepy Jackson-Rain Falls For Wind

I absolutely adore this album cover. So much to take in.

Check out The Sleepy Jackson on Myspace. You can buy the music here.


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Music obsessed cooking freak whipping up fab food one song at at time.
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