Pecan Streusel Stuffed Egg Nog French Toast Bake

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on December 17, 2012

{Repin It}

Christmas Morning Casseroles. So many options, so many choices. Tradition vs. something new.

(I just added a few casserole ideas to my “Holiday Food” board on Pinterest.)

Here’s one for this year. Or next, if you’ve already got this year’s figured out. (If you’re into trying new ones!)

It’s a basic stuffed french toast bake. That I hopped up with pecan streusel, and egg nog.

(Mouth watering, deliciousness. Not too sweet. Not too pecan-y. Not too egg nog-gy.)

Pecan. Streusel. Mixture.

I used a sourdough loaf bread, because that was what I had on hand. (1 lb. loaf sliced, was perfect for this size dish.) Pulled or torn french loaf or any other stale loaf bread would work with this…just add a layer of torn pieces, then the pecan mixture, then more torn bread on top.

Add a layer of slices to the bottom. I cut up the smaller end ones to fill in gaps.

Add the pecan and brown sugar mixture. Spread evenly.

Add the rest of the bread.

Pour egg nog-egg mixture over the top.

Sprinkle with cinnamon and nutmeg to cover the top lightly.

Bake it.

Cut out a slice. Serve with maple syrup, syrup, powedered sugar, or as it.

Divine.

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Pecan-Streusel Stuffed Egg Nog French Toast Bake

Yield – 8 servings

Preparation Time – 15 minutes

Cooking Time – 55-60 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. sourdough loaf, sliced (or shredded)
  • 6 eggs
  • 3 cups egg nog
  • 1 cup pecans
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp nutmeg
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • Dash cinnamon and nutmeg, as topping

 

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 350. Lightly grease a 9×13 inch glass baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs and egg nog.
  • In another mixing bowl, blend together the pecans, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and butter with knives/forks/pasrty blender until crumbly.
  • Add a layer of the sliced bread to a 9×13 inch casserole, then spread out the pecan streusel, then top with another layer of the bread. Pour the egg nog-egg mixture over the top. Sprinkle a little cinnamon and nutmeg on top, covering lightly.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes covered with foil. Then remove the foil and bake another 25-3o minutes, or until casserole is cooked through and center bread is “springy.”
  • Serve with maple syrup, syrup, powdered sugar or as is. Along with some fresh fruit, bacon or sausage…for a complete holiday brunch!

What’s your Christmas morning tradition? Casserole? Quiche? Do you brunch, or breakfast and lunch? Are you a traditionalist, or do you like to experiment with new recipes?

Disclosure: This post is part of a sponsored campaign with Safest Choice Eggs. All opinions are my own.

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{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

OrGreenic December 21, 2012 at 11:28 am

Thanks for the baked French toast recipe. This is a great holiday breakfast idea to fill the whole families stomachs.

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steve December 9, 2013 at 4:05 pm

Delicious recipe, but hardly $5 from where I’m from. The egg not alone is $3.49 for the cheapest off brand and smallest container.

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Susan December 22, 2013 at 11:23 pm

Can you assemble this the night before and refrigerate till the morning? I do that with my other french toast casserole, and take it out 30 min before baking…

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