baked pecan french toast

I wholeheartedly believe in fresh flowers for guests.  Especially with spring nearly here the selection of bright buds is too good to pass up.  These cheerful orange gerbera daisies bring a little life to our dull spare bathroom and will hopefully help our weekend company feel welcomed.  With overnight visitors that also means a special yet non time-consuming Sunday brunch is needed.  And who doesn’t absolutely j’adore French toast?  French toast has always been a breakfast favorite of mine, especially at Busick Court which makes the best French toast I have ever had.  (If anyone is seeking a faux-glamorous vacation just head to Salem, Oregon for the sole purpose of feasting there.)

A tasty variation of the tried and true breakfast staple is baked, which is très delicious and makes Sunday mornings a breeze.  The best part is this option can be made ahead (which only takes about 10-15 minutes) and baked the morning of (approximately 45 minutes).  I used this recipe with a few alterations: use whole wheat, hearty bread (in an attempt to make it a tiny bit healthier), add one teaspoon cinnamon, nix the the heavy cream, add a dash of almond extract, and substitute one cup of regular milk with one cup buttermilk.

{Enjoy!}

Comments

  1. i love fresh flowers for my house too! and not just for visitors 🙂 trader joe’s has a great assortment of gorgeous, affordable bouquets.

    xx
    theflossylife.com

  2. Oh my goodness, this looks delicious! YUM! 🙂

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