French Toast Casserole With Pecans and Raisins


This delectable brunch recipe serves up to eight people.

French Toast Casserole Recipe
Photo: Charles Masters
Hands On Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 20 mins
8 serves


  • 8 large eggs

  • 2 cups half-and-half

  • 1 cup whole milk

  • cup maple syrup, plus more for serving

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • Kosher salt

  • ½ cup pecans

  • ¼ cup raisins

  • 1 ½ pounds sourdough or country bread, cut into thick slices

  • Unsalted butter for the baking dish

  • 2 tablespoons raw or turbinado sugar


  1. Heat oven to 350° F.

  2. Whisk together the eggs, half-and-half, milk, maple syrup, vanilla, cinnamon, and a pinch of salt in a large bowl. Stir in the pecans and raisins. Add the bread and soak, turning occasionally, until it has absorbed most of the custard, 20 to 30 minutes.

  3. Arrange the bread in an overlapping pattern in a buttered 3-quart baking dish. Pour over any remaining liquid, nuts, and raisins from the bowl. Sprinkle with the raw sugar.

  4. Bake until set and a knife inserted in the center comes out clean, 35 to 45 minutes. Serve warm, with additional maple syrup.

Chef's Notes

To make ahead, soak the bread and custard in a bowl overnight. In the morning, layer in a casserole and bake as instructed.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

570 Calories
20g Fat
78g Carbs
20g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 570
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g 26%
Cholesterol 225mg 75%
Sodium 570mg 25%
Total Carbohydrate 78g 28%
Total Sugars 28g
Protein 20g
Calcium 217mg 17%
Iron 4mg 22%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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