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Slow-Cooker French Toast Casserole

Slow-Cooker French Toast Casserole
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 5 hr 0 min
  • Servings 8

French toast made the easy way–in a slow cooker–so it's ready when you are. Perfect for brunch, this simple Slow-Cooker French Toast Casserole is full of brown sugar flavor and so easy to toss together. Serve it with fresh berries and pure maple syrup for a perfect pairing. ...MORE+ LESS-

Cheeky Kitchen Cheeky Kitchen
March 8, 2017

Ingredients

2
loaves Pillsbury™ refrigerated French loaf , baked according to package directions
1 1/2
cups whole milk
6
large eggs
1
cup heavy cream
1
tablespoon vanilla
1
teaspoon cinnamon
1/2
cup pure maple syrup
1/3
cup brown sugar
4
tablespoons butter
2
cups pecan pieces

Steps

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  • 1
    Preheat oven to 225°F. Cut baked Pillsbury™ French Bread loaves into 3/4-inch cubes. and spread on a clean baking sheet. Bake 30-40 minutes, or until bread is dried out and crisp.
  • 2
    Spray a 4-5 quart slow cooker with non-stick baking spray. Place the dried bread pieces into your prepared slow cooker.
  • 3
    In a blender, combine milk, eggs, cream, vanilla, cinnamon and maple syrup. Drizzle entire mixture over the bread in the slow cooker.
  • 4
    In a small bowl, use a fork to combine the brown sugar, butter, and nuts.Sprinkle mixture over the top of the bread.
  • 5
    In a small bowl, use a fork to combine the brown sugar, butter, and nuts. Sprinkle mixture over the top of the bread.
  • 6
    Cover and cook on Low setting for 4-5 hours.
  • 7
    Twenty minutes before serving, remove the lid of the slow cooker and allow the French toast to cool and set. Serve with fresh berries and a drizzle of maple syrup, if desired.
 

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
550
Calories from Fat
360
% Daily Value
Total Fat
40g
62%
Saturated Fat
13g
66%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
195mg
64%
Sodium
190mg
8%
Potassium
310mg
9%
Total Carbohydrate
35g
12%
Dietary Fiber
3g
11%
Sugars
26g
Protein
10g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
15%
15%
Iron
8%
8%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 7 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
More About This Recipe
  • Slow cooker French toast? Say whaaat? This breakfast recipe is so good and so easy, it'll become an instant favorite. Come take a stroll down Storytale Lane as we walk you through the recipe and right into the belly of breakfast. Once upon a time, you nabbed yourself two cans of Pillsbury French bread dough. Good shopping. Now, bake it all according to package directions, cool and cut into cubes. Toss those cubes of bread onto a baking sheet and pop 'em into your oven, which shall need a heating to 225°F. Basically, you're just drying the bread into breadcrumbs (well, croutons, but bear with us). It's a Hansel and Gretel thing. It's a French toast thing. Breadcrumbs are required for fables and French toast. You're heretofore ready to eat breakfast or head into the woods and escape evil stepmothers. You're welcome. If'n you do decide to head into the forest, you'll likely discover a gingerbread house that smells like cinnamon and is coated in this crazy awesome vanilla creme mixture. Also required for French toast. Total serendipity. Take a note from the Gingerbread Witch and mix everything together in your slow cooker. Then take a note from general awesomeness and top it off with a butter-brown sugar-pecan mixture. This is the stuff of storytelling! Lid on, low setting. You now have four hours to curl up with a book or nibble on the gingerbread house. Because once this French toast casserole starts cooking, it makes everything smell like vanilla and hunger. Ding! After four slow and scrumptious hours, it's done. Just lift the lid and sniff. Ahhhhhh. Yummmmmmy. Drizzle with maple syrup and tuck up close to the table. Closer. Closer. Mmmmm. That's just right.

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