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Pecan Streusel Stuffed Egg Nog French Toast Bake

Posted By Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom On December 17, 2012 @ 7:00 pm In Baking,Breakfast,Feature,Recipes,vegetarian | 3 Comments

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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 [4].)

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.

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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