Praline Pecan French Toast

Prep Time
Cook Time
1d 40m
Ready In

Recipe: #36462

February 14, 2021

Categories: French Toast

"Praline Pecan French Toast Bake."

Original is 8 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (331.5 g)
  • Calories 794.2
  • Total Fat - 49.8 g
  • Saturated Fat - 21.8 g
  • Cholesterol - 742.3 mg
  • Sodium - 586.3 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 55.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2.5 g
  • Sugars - 23.4 g
  • Protein - 31.7 g
  • Calcium - 189.8 mg
  • Iron - 5.6 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.2 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.4 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Stir together brown sugar and next 2 ingredients

Step 2

Pour into a lightly greased pan sprayed 13- x 9-inch baking dish.

Step 3

Sprinkle with chopped pecans.

Step 4

Whisk together eggs and next

Step 5

3 ingredients.

Step 6

Arrange bread slices over pecans

Step 7

Pour egg mixture over bread.

Step 8

Cover with foil and chill 8 hours.

Step 9

Next morning

Step 10

Preheat oven to 350°.

Step 11

Bake 40 minutes or until golden

Step 12

Uncovering last 10 minutes


No special items needed.

Editorial Notes

The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.

  • When selecting the French bread, make sure to pick a loaf that is fresh and not stale.
  • When picking the pecans, make sure to select ones that are not overly dry or have any discoloration.

  • Substitute honey for maple syrup - Honey is a healthier alternative to maple syrup as it contains more antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. It is also a natural sweetener that adds a mild, sweet flavor to the French toast.
  • Substitute coconut oil for butter - Coconut oil is a healthier alternative to butter as it is rich in healthy fats and contains no cholesterol. It also adds a subtle coconut flavor to the French toast.

Coconut Pecan French Toast Replace the pecans with 1/2 cup of shredded coconut. Add 1/4 teaspoon of coconut extract to the egg mixture. Bake as directed.

Baked Apples with Cinnamon and Walnuts - This dish is a great accompaniment to the Praline Pecan French Toast Bake. The tartness of the apples and the crunch of the walnuts contrast nicely with the sweetness of the French Toast Bake. The cinnamon adds a warm, cozy flavor, making this a perfect side dish for a comforting breakfast.

Blueberry Compote: This sweet and tangy compote is a great complement to the Praline Pecan French Toast Bake. The tartness of the blueberries and the sweetness of the compote balance out the richness of the French Toast Bake, while the cinnamon adds a hint of warmth. It's a perfect topping for a comforting breakfast.


Q: How long should I bake the Praline Pecan French Toast?

A: Bake for 40 minutes or until golden, uncovering for the last 10 minutes.

Q: What type of bread should I use for Praline Pecan French Toast?

A: Use a thick-sliced, dense white or French bread for best results. Brioche or challah can also be used.

3 Reviews


Sooooo good. My kids and I had this for dinner last night. They oohed and awed and took the recipe home with them. Thanks for another great keeper, Dee.


review by:
(3 Mar 2023)


Ten stars. Very decadent. Definitely a special occasion dish. I easily cut recipe in half for 4 servings.


review by:
(22 Feb 2022)


Oh yum!! What's not to love about this nutty, sticky, sweet French toast recipe. This was quick to assemble the night before baking, and made for an easy breakfast in the morning. I will be making this again, hopefully sooner than later. Thank you for sharing!!


review by:
(21 Feb 2022)

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Fun facts:

The French toast is believed to have originated in Rome, where it was known as 'pan Dulcis'. It was served as a dessert, and was made with sweetened bread and spices.

In the early 1900s, a famous restaurant in New Orleans called Brennan's created the first version of the Praline Pecan French Toast. It quickly became a popular dish, and is still served today at the restaurant.