Recipe by Wanda Galloway
"An easy breakfast to serve when you have overnight guests! Serve with syrup, butter and fresh fruit."
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1/2 (1 pound) loaf
Italian bread, cut into 1 inch slices
grated orange zest
I served this as one of the dishes for a Sunday brunch this morning for 8 guests, and it was a success. I used skim milk, substituted Splenda for the sugar and cinnamon for the nutmeg, and sprayed the baking pan with PAM. I think a cinnamon raison bread would be yummy but as I try to eat whole grain products, I used whole wheat bread. I may add some raisons next time and make half with nutmeg to see which flavor we like best. My company had a choice of eating it plain (which was fine) or topping it with pourable Splenda, sugar, syrup, or fresh strawberries.
This was a bit too bland. I made itr for Christmas brunch.....I did like the crispy texture however....I would recommend using a bit more spice such as cinnamon....probably personal preference
Very good for low fat. I used cooking spray instead of butter to grease the pan and it still tasted fantastic.
easily the best french toast i've made yet - rewarding, unique, and not terribly difficult.
i took the advice of a previous reviewer and added more cinammon and nutmeg - also used brown sugar instead of white sugar, and used spray for the bottom of the pan instead of butter. and i'm a pecan lover, so i used more pecans than called for.
turned out wonderfully, and really impressed my husband, who still hasn't figured out how i managed to get breakfast made before he woke up.
This was my first attempt at baked french toast and I thought it was delicious, especially considering it's somewhat "healthier" than many of the other recipes I looked at. None of the others I served it to used the maple syrup I set out; they seemed to enjoy "as is".
I dont usually comment on recipes, but I couldnt help myself this time. This recipe is truly outstanding! It was very easy to make, and eventhough I didn't have any nutmeg and didnt add any orange zest, it still turned out delicious! I did however add 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon and increased the vanilla extract to 1/2 teaspoon(personal preference). I also melted the butter and mixed it in with the rest of the ingredients. After cutting the (french) bread I then diped/soaked every single bread piece into the bowl of ingredients. I single layered the pan with the soaked bread, placed in refrigerator overnight, 5 hours later I flipped every piece of bread over and placed back in the refrigerator, 4 hours later I took out of fridge and sprinkled the pecans on top. I then placed in oven as recommended at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. The whole fam loved it, including my hard to please little brother :-)! I will definitely make again!
Makes a classy brunch for family or friends, it was a big hit. I used fresh Vienna bread from our local bakery, and made it the same morning - slice your bread a little thinner and it still tasted delicious, the warm bread soaks it up fine in two to three hours. Top with maple syrup, rasberries or blueberries and invite friends!
This recipe was delicious and very easy! I sliced the bread a little thicker using the full 1# loaf which exactly fit into a 9" x 13" pan to soak it overnight and it worked fine. The only thing I left out was most of the orange zest.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Pecan French Toast
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 294
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