Baked French Toast with Pecan Streusel

Baked French Toast with Pecan Streusel Recipe
Photo: Howard L. Puckett; Styling: Lindsey Ellis Beatty

Recipe from

Coastal Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 14 Minutes
Cook: 45 Minutes
Chill Time: 8 Hours


1 (16-ounce) loaf French bread, cut into 1/2-inch slices
8 large eggs
3 cups half-and-half
3/4 cup firmly packed light-brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
Maple syrup


1. Arrange bread slices in a greased 13- x 9-inch baking dish.

2. Combine eggs and next 5 ingredients in a large bowl, whisking until well blended. Pour egg mixture over bread. Cover and chill 8 hours or overnight.

3. Preheat oven to 350°. Sprinkle Pecan Streusel over bread slices. Bake at 350° for 45 minutes or until slightly puffed and golden. Serve with maple syrup.

Julia Rutland,

Coastal Living

December 2009
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