Apple Pecan French Toast

  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings

"Because this recipe is made the night before serving, it's great for busy people."


4large eggs
1cup milk
1/4cup sugar
1/4teaspoon cinnamon
1medium Jonathan or McIntosh apple, peeled and shredded
1/2teaspoon vanilla extract
Vegetable oil spray or melted butter
1loaf French bread, cut into 12 1-inch slices
1/2cup chopped pecans
2tablespoons melted butted
Maple syrup


  1. Place eggs, milk, sugar, cinnamon, apples and vanilla in a medium mixing bowl and stir to combine.
  2. Mist bottom of a 12-by-8-inch glass baking dish with cooking spray or brush with melted butter. Place bread slices in a single layer in pan. Pour egg mixture over bread. Turn bread slices over to coat other side. Cover pan with plastic wrap and place in refrigerator overnight.
  3. When ready to serve, preheat oven to 425F. Remove pan from refrigerator and remove plastic wrap. Sprinkle pecans over top and drizzle with melted butter. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until bread slices puff. Serve with maple syrup.

Recipe by Barbara Schindler, Napoleon, Ohio