Overnight French Toast with Pecan Praline Topping {Breakfast Recipe}

I love having people over. I enjoy being forced into cleaning my home and making yummy food for my guests to enjoy.

I recently hosted a My Favorite Things party and similar to my first My Favorite Things party, I included a menu that highlighted my favorite eats. Since I hosted this event in the morning I served my favorite overnight french toast. It’s simple and easy to make the night before and tastes amazing after a whole night of soaking the flavors in.

Plus it’s topped with an out-of-this-world pecan praline mixture before it’s baked. Heaven!

I even have a secret ingredient… my latest obsession, Coffee-mate Natural Bliss low-fat french vanilla creamer. It tastes absolutely amazing in this recipe and I only found out about it when I ran out of milk and only had a 1/2 cup left. With guests coming the next day I couldn’t bail on the dish. So I subbed the creamer and it was the best decision I made!

Don’t believe me? Then you’ll have to try this dish and find out. And make sure to enjoy it with a cup of coffee and some Coffee-Mate Natural Bliss creamer!

Overnight French Toast with Pecan Praline Topping
  • 1 loaf day-old bread, cut into 1″ slices (I prefer a french loaf or brioche)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup all-natural Coffee-mate Natural Bliss low-fat vanilla creamer
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted

1. Layer bread slices in an oven-safe dish.

2. Mix the first six ingredients together whisk to combine.

3. Pour over bread.

4. Cover dish with foil and put in the fridge overnight. Don’t even think about it until about an hour before your guests arrive.

5. Take the french toast casserole dish out of the fridge and preheat oven to 375 degrees. Mix pecan praline topping ingredients together then uncover the french toast casserole and spread topping mix over the french toast casserole.

6. Bake in the oven for 40-45 minutes or until golden and bubbly on top. Let cool 5 minutes before serving and serve with some sliced strawberries and syrup (but it’s sweet enough to eat without)


What do you love serving for breakfast to guests? 

Disclaimer: I received free Coffee-Mate Natural Bliss creamer product coupons to share with my guests and to purchase the creamer used in this recipe and served at the party. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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  1. Oh goodness. That looks delish! After BlogHer last year, I don’t use any creamer other than Natural Bliss! 😀 But I did NOT know they now have a low-fat version! Definitely getting that next time… 🙂

  2. This was so good! I could have eaten half the pan. Thanks for sharing. I got some Coffee-Mate Natural Bliss in Sweet Cream and it is a perfect addition to my morning coffee.

  3. Times like these I am extra happy to be your friend. You are good to my stomach. This was so delicious!

  4. Yum. This looks really good. Thanks for sharing.

  5. The Frugal Greenish Mama says

    This looks so delicious! I will have to try it for sure!

  6. I love Natural Bliss in my tea (iced and hot) but this looks like how I will be trying it next!! YUM!

  7. I’m curious – how many people does this dish serve?

  8. It serves 6 perfectly.

  9. Melissa Badour says

    YUM!!! Totally bookmarked and ready to go for the near future!

  10. Angela Quisumbing says

    OMG! This looks stinkin’ delicious! I am a sucker for breakfast…even more so, french toast! Thank you for this recipe! I’m going to pin it 😉

  11. Just prepped this to bake and take to a work meeting tomorrow. I just hope there will be a piece left fore to try before its all gone. I used the Natural Bliss creamer in vanilla instead of milk when making a frappe and it was the bomb!

  12. I Love Natural Bliss – I’m copying this recipe out.

  13. How many does this serve?

  14. Nettie Larson says

    This sounds delicious! And I love coffee, so I’ll have to try this creamer!

  15. I love french toast more than any other breakfast! This sounds incredible and I’m requesting my husband make it for my birthday ; )

  16. OH MY This Looks DELICIOUS, Can’t Wait To Try!!

  17. ShannaBanana says

    I just wanted to say that I cannot wait to try this out with my nephew & niece, as French a Toast has always been “our thing!” We used to make it together when they were barely big enough to hold a whisk (now they’re almost 10 & 8) But I also was REAALLY pleased to see that someone else had used one of my “secret ingredients” in the egg batter–the French vanilla coffee creamer (though, I bet some of the other seasonal flavored like pumpkin or gingerbread spice would also would taste VERY yummy!) that I subbed in for cream or half & half (to make the batter fluffy!) So, great minds clearly think alike. ; ) What’s that saying? Oh yes…”Necessity is the mother of all invention.” Fortunately, I found that it’s a wonderful addition. It adds the “fluff-factor” I crave for my French Toast batter, and it adds FAB FLAVOR, too!! I look forward to trying your recipe SOON!! Thanks so much & all the best to you!

  18. If there is one thing I love it’s French toast! The pecans would be an added bonus, this looks tasty!

  19. where or which store they have natural Bliss creamer have in ?

    • I have found it at my local grocery store or Walmart but you can just use any vanilla coffee creamer, or regular milk/half and half with a splash of vanilla.

  20. Can you prep and bake right away, or do you have to refrigerate overnight ?

    • You could but I don’t think the bread has enough time to soak in all of the ingredients for an even layering of flavors. I’ve refrigerated for like an hour before so it has time to soak up everything.

  21. Do you cover this when you bake it or leave the foil off – just wondering –

  22. What flavor bread is that?

  23. Finally got around to trying this today… 1) I would recommend greasing the pan, I had a substantial layer of bread stuck to the bottom. 2) Check it way before 40 minutes – I checked at 35 and felt it was already overdone.


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