Here is another dish I made for brunch with my friends yesterday. I've made this before, but each time I make it, I add something different. This time I added chopped pecans. It almost tastes like pralines, which is where it gets it's name. And the best part about this dish is that you can prepare it the night before. Just pop it into the oven in the morning!
Praline French Toast Bake
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
2 tbsp light corn syrup
1 loaf thin French baguette bread, cut into 1-inch slices
1 cup chopped pecans
4 large eggs
2 cups skim milk
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp salt
In a saucepan, combine the brown sugar, butter and corn syrup and heat over low heat, stirring often. Let mixture come to a boil and continue to boil for 1 minute. Pour mixture into the bottom of a 13- x 9-inch glass baking dish. Sprinkle with the chopped pecans. Arrange the bread slices over the sugar mixture in the dish, placing the slices close together.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, vanilla, cinnamon and salt. Pour over the bread slices in the dish. Cover the dish and place in the refrigerator overnight.
Preheat oven to 350F. Uncover the baking dish and bake until the sugar mixture is bubbly and the bread is browned and crisp, about 45 minutes.
(Each serving is 8 pts!! Don't even bother counting if you're on WW with this one.)