Cinn-fully Delicious Gooey Pecan French Toast

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Recipe: #36815

April 19, 2021

Categories: French Toast

"Get out of the French toast hum-drums with this kicked up version. It helps if the bread is at least a day old. TIME DOESN'T INCLUDE CHILING TIME OF 8 HOURS. If serving for breakfast, you can put it together right before going to bed and pop it in the fridge. That makes Saturday morning French toast really easy!"

Original is 5 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (270.2 g)
  • Calories 753.9
  • Total Fat - 32.7 g
  • Saturated Fat - 11.7 g
  • Cholesterol - 204.3 mg
  • Sodium - 563.7 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 100.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 4.3 g
  • Sugars - 58.3 g
  • Protein - 17.2 g
  • Calcium - 346.3 mg
  • Iron - 4.5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.2 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.6 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Cut the loaf into 10 1-inch thick slices. Butter a 13x9 baking dish.

Step 2

Combine the brown sugar, melted butter and maple syrup. Pour into the baking dish. Sprinkle evenly with the chopped pecans.

Step 3

Whisk together the eggs, milk, sugar, cinnamon and vanilla.

Step 4

Arrange the bread slices over the pecans in two rows. You can overlap a little if you need to. Pour the egg mixture evenly over the bread. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 8 hours.

Step 5

To bake, preheat oven to 350F. Bake for 35 minutes, or until golden brown. Serve immediately, spooning out some of the gooey deliciousness over each serving.


No special items needed.

3 Reviews


I love that you can make this in advance. It’s one of the best French toasts I’ve had. A definite keeper


review by:
(16 Feb 2022)


The minute I read the name of this I knew I would love it and that is very true. It is not like any french toast I have ever had. It is like a fancy dessert. Delicious and loved by both of us. Super easy and quick to make except for putting in the refrigerator overnight.


review by:
(6 Oct 2021)


This is perhaps the very best French Toast recipe I've ever made. If we could assign more than 5 stars, this is one recipe that would surely get more. Yum! The recipe title pretty much describes it fairly well. It's sinfully good, with an ooey gooey syrupy pecan goodness in every bite. Heavenly! Thanks for sharing your delicious recipe, JostLori. We all thoroughly enjoyed the recipe, and we'll make it often.


review by:
(24 Jun 2021)

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