Monday, August 27, 2012

French Toast Bake

By Christina Myers

Day old french bread (cut into slices)
5 eggs
2 1/2 cups milk
1 cup packed brown sugar, divided (3/4 and 1/4 cup)
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg or all-spice
1/2 cup chopped pecans (optional or sub walnuts)
1/4 cup melted butter
1 cup fresh/frozen blueberries
cinnamon to taste

Arange sliced bread in a greased 13x9in pan. In a bowl, combine eggs, milk, 3/4 cup brown sugar, vanilla and nutmeg. Pour over bread, cover and refrigerate 8 hours or overnight. Remove 30 minutes before baking and flip bread. Sprinkle with pecans. Combine melted butter and 1/4 cup of brown sugar and drizzle over top of bread. Bake at 400 degrees for 40-45 minutes. Sprinkle with blueberries. Bake for 10 minutes or until center is done when toothpick is inserted. Let cool 10 minutes, cut, and serve.

Optional: Serve with powdered sugar or syrup.

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