Maple Pecan Overnight French Toast Bake with Sourdough

Prep this  Maple Pecan Overnight French Toast Bake with Sourdough the night before so that you can serve your guests a healthy warm meal in the morning. Everyone will be asking for the recipe!

Pouring syrup on french toast bake

Can you guess what I’m making the Hersh crew on Christmas morning? Hells to the yes it’s this recipe. French toast bake is actually something Mark’s mom makes every year for Thanksgiving/Christmas and it inspired me to create my very own recipe for FFF. When I asked Rhonda, Mark’s mom, where she got her recipe from, she said Pioneer Woman and thus, the inspiration for this sourdough French toast was born.

Most overnight French toast recipes are made with tons of sugar, butter, and cream, so I thought I’d get inspired by Rhee’s recipe and Fit Foodie it up a bit.

Instead of (this) we used (that)…

  • Instead of white bread we used sourdough
  • Instead of cream we used full-fat Greek yogurt
  • Instead of granulated sugar we used more spices

I promise these alterations will not affect the flavor of this dish, they will enhance them!

Prep this  Maple Pecan Overnight French Toast Bake with Sourdough the night before so that you can serve your guests a healthy warm meal in the morning. Everyone will be asking for the recipe!

In this recipe, we used a fresh loaf of sourdough from the bakery, but the normal sandwich sourdough would work as well. TBH, you can use any kind of bread…just make sure it’s around 8 cups. I thought about skipping the streusel topping to make it even healthier, but come onnnnnn the streusel makes this recipe! We decided to use butter and brown sugar, but coconut oil and coconut sugar will also work! I’ll let you guys make that decision. Other ingredients you need include:

Once you’ve prepared this bake you have 2 options. You can either place it in the fridge overnight for easy access in the morning, or let it sit for 30 minutes and bake it the morning of! Know that they both work and taste great!

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Prep this  Maple Pecan Overnight French Toast Bake with Sourdough the night before so that you can serve your guests a healthy warm meal in the morning. Everyone will be asking for the recipe! Prep this  Maple Pecan Overnight French Toast Bake with Sourdough the night before so that you can serve your guests a healthy warm meal in the morning. Everyone will be asking for the recipe! Prep this  Maple Pecan Overnight French Toast Bake with Sourdough the night before so that you can serve your guests a healthy warm meal in the morning. Everyone will be asking for the recipe!
Recipe

Maple Pecan Overnight French Toast Bake with Sourdough

Prep this  Maple Pecan Overnight French Toast Bake with Sourdough the night before so that you can serve your guests a healthy warm meal in the morning. Everyone will be asking for the recipe!

  • Prep Time: 45 minutes
  • Cook Time: 55 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
Author: Lee Hersh
Yield: 6-8

Ingredients

French Toast Bake

  • 1 loaf of fresh bakery sourdough (8 cups chunked), chopped*
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 8 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup full-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1.5 cups milk (any kind)

Streusel Topping

  • 1/3 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar (or coconut sugar)
  • 4 tablespoons butter or coconut oil, room temperature

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF and spray a 10 x 7-inch casserole dish* with cooking spray.
  2. Use a knife to chop your sourdough into small chunks. If your sourdough is fresh from the bakery, it might be easier to tear the pieces apart with your hands. Place inside of your dish.
  3. Then, sprinkle on 1 cup of chopped pecans and mix with sourdough pieces.
  4. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, Greek yogurt, maple syrup, cinnamon, nutmeg, and milk.
  5. Pour on top of sourdough and use your hands to press the bread into the egg mixture, submerging it. You want to make sure you do this to fully coat all pieces of bread.
  6. Place in refrigerator overnight OR for at least 30 minutes if you’d like to bake the morning of.
  7. Make streusel topping by mixing together white whole wheat flour, chopped pecans, brown sugar, and butter.
  8. Remove French toast bake from the refrigerator and use your hands to submerge the bread in the egg mixture one more time before baking. Cover with tin foil and bake at 350ºF for 30 minutes, covered. Remove and add topping. Bake for another 15-25 minutes, uncovered depending on what consistency you like for your French toast bake.
  9. Let cool for at least 5-10 minutes before slicing.

Notes

  • Option to use a store-bought loaf that is used for sandwiches. Make sure to measure out 8 cups.
  • If you’re using a bigger casserole dish (such as a 9×13-inch), you’ll likely need to reduce the bake time by 5-10 minutes.
  • Nutrition is for 8 servings.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/8
  • Calories: 398
  • Sugar: 22
  • Sodium: 146
  • Fat: 26
  • Carbohydrates: 30
  • Fiber: 1
  • Protein: 12
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