It's a yearly thing at our place, making it the night before Christmas. No last minute cooking on Santa's watch haha


Experience the ultimate morning delight with our Slow Cooker Caramel Pecan French Toast. Immerse yourself in the lavish fusion of velvety custard-infused bread, sweet caramel drizzle, and the nutty crunch of pecans. Rooted in the heart of French culinary traditions, French toast has long been the ideal solution to revive day-old bread into a morning masterpiece. With the magic touch of a slow cooker, this rendition turns a beloved classic into an exquisite morning feast, ideal for those celebratory brunches or laid-back Sundays.

This Slow Cooker Caramel Pecan French Toast pairs harmoniously with a myriad of accompaniments. Imagine a gentle dollop of whipped cream or a light sprinkle of powdered sugar enhancing its creamy texture. A handful of fresh berries, be it strawberries or blueberries, introduces a fresh twist to its opulence. For those who fancy a sweet and savory mix, crispy bacon or juicy sausage links will offer an irresistible counterpoint to its sweetness. Whichever way you garnish, this dish is bound to be a showstopper.

Slow Cooker Caramel Pecan French Toast:


1 loaf of challah or brioche bread, torn into chunks (best if a day old)

1 and 3/4 cups of half-and-half

1 cup of coarsely chopped pecans

4 large eggs

3 tablespoons of brown sugar

2 tablespoons of unsalted butter

1 tablespoon of vanilla extract

1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon

A pinch of salt

Instructions (Preparation Night):

In a food processor, combine butter and brown sugar until it forms a crumbly texture.

Toss this crumbly mixture with the pecans and set aside.

In a separate bowl, mix the half-and-half, eggs, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt, ensuring a smooth blend.

Drench the bread pieces in this custard mix, pressing slightly to ensure uniform soaking. Seal the bowl and place it in the fridge overnight.

Instructions (Morning of Serving):

Bring out the custard-soaked bread, allowing it to settle to room temperature as you ready your slow cooker.

Transfer the bread mix to a greased slow cooker, leveling it out with a spatula. Scatter the pecan mixture generously on top.

Cook on low for 3 hours or opt for a quicker version on high for 1.5 hours. To check its readiness, poke the center with a knife; if it emerges clean, your French toast is set!

Let it stand for a few moments post-cooking. As you serve, drench the warm slices with caramel sauce, perhaps even a sprinkle of pecans or a dusting of powdered sugar for that picture-perfect finish.

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