Praline French Toast
Praline French Toast
This Praline French Toast avoids being overwhelmingly sweet while still fully loaded with spices and pralines.
  • 1 loaf French bread preferably 1-2 days old, cut into 1-inch cubes, about 8-9 cups worth
  • 6 eggs
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 2/3 cup heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2/3 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 3/4 cup pecans chopped
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a 9x13 baking dish and set aside. Use a sharp knife to slice the bread into 1-inch thick pieces and then cut those pieces into 1-inch cubes. Place the bread in a large mixing bowl.
  2. In a small bowl, light whisk the eggs and add the milk, cream, vanilla, sugar, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Whisk to combine and pour the liquids over the bread cubes. Use a large spoon to gently stir and coat all the bread cubes. Add the raisins and toss once more to evenly distribute. Transfer the bread mixture to the prepared baking dish.
  3. In a small glass bowl, melt the butter. Add the pecans and the brown sugar and stir to combine. Drizzle the sugared pecan mixture evenly over the bread in the baking dish. Cover with foil. Bake for 30 minutes, remove the foil, and bake an additional 20 minutes uncovered. The bread should be toasted golden brown and the pecan topping should be caramelized when it is done baking.
  4. Remove from the oven and serve warm. Enjoy!