Perfect French Toast Casserole

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons white sugar, for sprinkling
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, divided for sprinkling
  • 1 loaf French bread, sliced (crusts removed if desired)
  • Butter, for spreading
  • Chopped pecans, if desired

Instructions

1 _ Melt 1/4 cup butter and add 3/4 cup brown sugar; stir until mixed

2 _ Spread butter and brown sugar mixture into bottom of a 9x13 pan

3 _ Beat eggs, milk, vanilla and powdered sugar

4 _ Lay down a layer of French bread in bottom of pan

5 _ Ladle half of egg mixture over bread layer

6 _ Sprinkle top with 2 tablespoons brown sugar and about 1/8 teaspoon of cinnamon (and pecans if desired)


7 _ Spread a thin layer of butter on one side of French bread for next layer

8 _ Lay the second layer of bread, butter side up, on top

9 _ Ladle the remaining egg mixture over the bread

10 _ Sprinkle the top with 2 teaspoons white sugar and 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon

11 _ Cover and refrigerate overnight

12 _ In the morning, remove from refrigerator, uncover, and bake in a 350 degree preheated oven for 45 minutes

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