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French toast squares and pecans in a white baking pan.

Pumpkin French Toast Casserole

The praline topping is so perfect on this Fall inspired french toast recipe!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword brunch recipes, fall
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Chill Time 8 hours
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 554kcal


For the French toast:

  • 1 16 ounce loaf French bread
  • 4 tablespoons butter melted
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 5 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 tablespoons pumpkin pie spice

For the praline topping:

  • 1 cup butter melted
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg


For the French toast:

  • Cut the French bread into 1/2 inch chunks. Place bread in a 9x13 baking dish.
  • In a medium bowl, beat together the remaining french toast ingredients until well combined.
  • Pour the egg mixture over the bread. Use a spoon to press the bread down into the eggs so that every piece is soaking up the egg mixture.
  • Cover with foil and refrigerate for 8-12 hours.

For the praline topping:

  • Melt the butter in the microwave in a medium sized bowl.
  • Pour the remaining ingredients into the belted butter and stir until combined.
  • Pour the topping over the French toast casserole.
  • Bake, uncovered in a preheated 350 degree oven for 50-60 minutes.
  • Let cool 10 minutes before slicing and serving.



Serve with real maple syrup and a sprinkling of powdered sugar, if desired.


Serving: 1piece | Calories: 554kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 43g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Cholesterol: 196mg | Sodium: 330mg | Potassium: 260mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin A: 4710IU | Vitamin C: 1.5mg | Calcium: 126mg | Iron: 1.7mg