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Caramel pecan french Toast #Glutenfree

April 15, 2014

Every once in a while I like to have something really decadent for  breakfast, my daughter loves French toast and we don’t have  it that often , so I thought it might be nice to make something special.

I love that I can use the New @Dempsters GlutenZero gluten-free bread for making French toast.  It has become a staple in our house for making sandwiches – especially my daughter’s favorite ->grilled cheese.  I haven’t tried it out in French toast yet, so this was the perfect opportunity .

One of the things that I really like about GlutenZero is the fact that it stands up very well compared to other gluten free bread and doesn’t fall apart as easily as others do, and is great on its own.

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I decided to use a bit of a twist on a recipe I used a long long time ago, it is very decadent and rich so I wouldn’t recommend having it that often, but it’s perfect for having  for a special brunch. I also don’t think that you need any extra maple syrup to go with it but it does depend on your preference.

Yesterday was National Pecan day so I thought I would celebrate another one of my daughter’s favourite’s…pecans. The recipe comes out more like a rich bread pudding, I don’t find it too sweet, although I wouldn’t add any extra syrup to it.

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Caramel pecan French toast

1 cup brown sugar

1 cup butter

⅔ cup of milk

1/3 cup cream

5 eggs

1tsp vanilla

1 teaspoon of cinnamon

½ tsp Nutmeg

eight slices Dempsters gluten-free gluten zero bread

½ cup chopped pecans

In a microwavable bowl, place butter and heat in microwave for one minute. Stir in brown sugar, making sure to dissolve the sugar.  Place back into microwave and heat for up to 2 min, checking every 30 seconds and stirring – do not let it bubble over .

While the sugar mixture is cooking, blend the eggs, milk, cream, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg together until frothy.

once the sugar is done, pour into well buttered square glass dish [8×8], sprinkle chopped pecans over top, add the bread – arrange in 2 layers and then pour the egg mixture  on top.  Cover and refrigerate overnight.

In morning take out, sprinkle with nutmeg and cinnamon and place in 350 degree oven for 40 min.


Serve warm with fresh fruit. Enjoy!


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What is your favourite breakfast recipe?



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  1. Oh my word that sounds and looks sinful Roassana! I LOVE french toast but since my son was allergic to eggs we don’t have it often, but as a treat, holy cow this would be amazing!!

    1. It is very good, not low cal by any means…but we can indulge once in a while. 🙂

  2. This looks delicious and relatively simple to make, I could almost like my laptop screen right now!

    1. It is very easy Noel, and so good… although not calorie wise! 🙂 But we all have to live a little, right?

  3. This looks and sounds like a great recipe for special occasions! Will have to pin it and give it a try, thanks for sharing!

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