This decadent and rich French toast casserole is a big hit at my Christmas breakfast each year. It’s a big recipe because I’m always serving a crowd but it’s easily scaled down for smaller portions. The tart apples are a beautiful balance with the deliciously sweet praline topping. I’ve been working on this recipe for a few years and finally got it perfect! Enjoy! Serve with warm maple syrup.
Butter an 11x18-inch casserole dish and layer with 1/2 of the bread slices, covering the bottom completely.
Melt butter in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add brown sugar, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, and salt and stir to combine. Add apple slices and cook until crisp-tender, soft but still maintaining their shape, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool for 5 minutes.
Spread cooled apple mixture over bread layer in the pan. Top apple mixture with remaining bread slices, overlapping if necessary for good coverage.
Whisk eggs, half-and-half, heavy cream, vanilla extract, remaining 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, and nutmeg together in a large bowl. Pour over casserole, making sure to cover the bread evenly with the egg mixture. Cover with foil and refrigerate, 8 hours to overnight.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Combine melted butter, brown sugar, pecans, corn syrup, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a bowl. Spread topping evenly over the casserole.
Bake in the preheated oven until puffed and lightly golden, 40 to 45 minutes. Check halfway through cooking time and cover with foil if the bread is browning too quickly. Let cool for about 10 minutes before serving.
Per Serving: 569 calories; protein 9.6g; carbohydrates 51.4g; fat 37.4g; cholesterol 190.1mg; sodium 476.4mg.
Eating best breakfast to continue the day has become a fabulous habit. It’s a best way to start my day off healthfully. The sugar hit from the fruit wakes me up and bring me energy to take on the morning. Sugar is often vilified as the evil of all disease, but fruit is also loaded with fibre, which is best for your stomach system and make keep you feeling full all day , and less likely grab a snack out of the vending machine before break .
Making fruit a at 7.00 clock habit is easy . Simply put the fruit in your refrigerator next to the sweet drink or on the bench next to your cereal pan , or move your coffee maker or tea kettle — about anywhere where you’ll find it. Before you eat the rest of your breakfast , eat your fruit. If you’re not usually a breakfast person.
Giving your stomach energy a bit of sweetness in the morning is good to move your metabolism for the day and insert important element to your brain, which, incidentally, requires a continue supply of sugar in the way of process glucose, counting at to around 120g daily. There is also essential evidence to backup the idea that a diet high in fiber can lowering your risk of a number of cancers. And of course, you benefit from all the other vitamins and antioxidants in fruit, which keep you powerfull and healthy.