Thursday, April 15, 2010

Berry French Toast Bake

(I have a few crazy children who don't like berries, so I didn't put them over the entire thing.)

12-1" slices French bread (stale is better)
5 eggs
2 1/2 cups milk
1 cup brown sugar (divided)
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 c pecans (or walnuts)
1/4 cup melted butter
2 cups berries (I used mixed, but anything works)

Place bread in a greased 9x13.

In a bowl, combine the eggs, milk, 3/4 cup brown sugar, vanilla and nutmeg. Pour over the bread. Cover and refrigerate 8 hours or overnight.

Remove from fridge 30 minutes before baking.

Sprinkle nuts over mixture. Combine remaining brown sugar and butter and drizzle over the top.

Bake at 400 degrees for 25 minutes. Sprinkle with berries and bake 10 minutes longer, or until knife inserted in the center comes out clean.

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