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Cinnamon Pecan French Toast

The Best Cinnamon Pecan French Toast Bake

French Toast with Cinnamon, Pecans , Butter, Powdered Sugar and Maple Syrup
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword Cinnamon, French Toast, Pecans
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6 People


  • OVEN
  • Refrigerator
  • knife, cutting board


  • 1 loaf Italian or French Bread Cut into 1 inch cubes
  • Food Release Spray
  • 6 Eggs
  • 2 cups Half and Half
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • ½ cup Chopped Pecans
  • Maple Syrup
  • Powdered Sugar


  • Take butter out and place on counter to soften for use later
  • Spray 8x8 baking dish with cooking spray or grease with butter
  • Tear or slice bread into 1 inch squares/chunks , arrange in baking pan
  • In a separate bowl or pitcher whisk eggs, half and half , ½ cup of brown sugar , vanilla extract and cinnamon until a custard is created
  • Pour the custard over the bread , press the bread down slightly so its somewhat tightly packed in the baking dish. Cover with plastic wrap and preferably refrigerate for at least 2 hours or over night. Or if needed to bake right away , set out on counter for 1 hour to allow for the bread to absorb egg mixture.
  • Make the Pecan Crumble - Mix Chopped Pecans, Flour and remaining Brown Sugar together -mix in softened Butter using a Pastry Cutter or Fork or with Hands making it clumpy -
  • Pre-Heat Oven to 350°
  • Sprinkle Crumble Topping over Bread and Bake for 45-50 Minutes
  • Remove from Oven and Cool for 5-10 minutes
  • Sprinkle with Powdered Sugar
  • Serve with Butter and Warm Maple Syrup or Fruit of Choice