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Pecan French Toast

This is ready in 30 minutes! No chilling or special tools needed and the perfect way to start the day!

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword Baked French Toast, Baked Pecan French Toast, pecan french toast
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 503 kcal
Author Amanda Rettke-iambaker.net



  • 6 large eggs, room temperature
  • cups (180g) heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 loaf (12 ounces) French bread, cut into 1-inch cubes


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • ¾ cup (150g) brown sugar, firmly packed
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • ¾ cup toasted pecans, chopped


  • ½ cup maple syrup


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.


  1. Grease a 9x13 inch baking dish.

  2. Whisk the eggs, whipping cream, brown sugar, and vanilla extract in a medium bowl until the brown sugar has dissolved.

  3. Pour 1 cup of the egg mixture into the greased baking dish.

  4. Add the cubed bread to the egg mixture in the baking dish.

  5. Pour the remaining egg mixture evenly over the bread.

  6. Cover and refrigerate while you prepare the remaining ingredients.


  1. Over medium heat, melt the butter in a saucepan.

  2. Mix in the brown sugar and maple syrup, stirring until smooth.

  3. Bring the syrup mixture to a boil, reduce heat to low, and let simmer for 1 minute, stirring constantly.

  4. Add the toasted pecans to the syrup mixture, and spoon the maple pecan syrup over the chilled french toast and mix it all together.

  5. Bake the casserole for about 30 minutes, or until golden brown.

  6. Top with maple syrup.