It’s hard to believe we’re in mid-November and the holidays are in full swing.
Are you ready for Thanksgiving? Are YOU cooking the big meal? Whether you’re having a large gathering of out of town guests or simply hanging with your family, I have the PERFECT easy breakfast that will free up space in your oven and still feed a crowd!
I don’t know about you, but during the holidays I’m always, always looking for space in my oven. Morning, afternoon or night, it seems like I just never have enough oven space. SO. I came up with this easy recipe for French toast casserole that’s made in the slow-cooker. Genius, right?!
It’s so simple, quick and easy to prepare, I know it will become your new go-to holiday breakfast!
AND this French toast is extra special! It’s stuffed with dulce de leche and pecans. Total YUM.
This recipe would be equally great to take to a brunch—just double or triple the recipe for larger gatherings.
Okay, so grab all your ingredients.
Add the butter and brown sugar to the bowl of your slow-cooker.
Slice the bread into thick slices and then spread each slice with a generous layer of dulce de leche (or use store bought caramel if you prefer).
Sprinkle each piece of bread with chopped pecans.
Arrange the slices of bread in the slow-cooker.
In a bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, vanilla, cinnamon and salt.
Pour the mixture over the bread and then sprinkle with a few more pecans. Make sure the egg mixture really moistens all the bread.
Cover the slow-cooker and place in the fridge for 30 minutes or overnight. I went with overnight.
The next morning, just set the slow-cooker to Low and cook for three hours OR set it to High and cook for and hour and a half. Then serve warm with your choice of caramel sauce or maple syrup.