Panera Bread Bread Oven French Toast

Panera Bread Oven French Toast

This delicious recipe will warm the hearts of everyone who sits around your breakfast table.

6-8 thick slices Cinnamon Raisin bread
6 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups half and half
1 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup pecans, coarsely chopped
4 eggs, beaten
2 tablespoons dark corn syrup
Dash of nutmeg
1/2 cup light brown sugar

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Generously butter a 13"x9"x2" baking pan. Butter both sides of bread and place in baking pan, covering bottom of pan. In a bowl, toss pecans with brown sugar and distribute over bread. Drizzle corn syrup over pecans. In a bowl, mix eggs, vanilla, half and half, milk, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Pour evenly over bread slices. Let baking pan rest 15 to 30 minutes before putting in the oven. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 45 minutes, until brown. Invert on serving tray, cut into squares and enjoy piping hot.

Source: Panera Bread website