After Trying This, You Will Never Make Regular French Toast Again!!
We are really surprised by the amount of things our slow cooker can do … everything done is absolutely delicious, convenient and saves time !. I saw these delicious round toasted caramel pecan French blog “12 tomatoes” and really were pleased.
It is advisable to prepare this recipe last night to really soak the bread in all the delicious flavors that showed there, then just put in the slow cooker and cook for 1 1/2 hours.
And that was it! This eats in minutes! If you like it when people are happy and clapping their skills in the kitchen, this is food for – you do not even have to tell anyone how easy it is!
Caramel Pecan Slow Cooker French Toast
- 1 loaf challah bread, torn into strips or cubed (older bread works better in this recipe)
- 1 3/4 cups half-and-half
- 1 cup pecans, roughly chopped
- 4 eggs
- 3 tablespoons brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- caramel sauce (store-bought or homemade)
Combine butter and brown sugar in food processor and pulse together until mixture is the consistency of small pebbles.
Toss chopped pecans in sugar butter and set aside.
In a large bowl, whisk half-and-half and eggs together until combined, then stir in vanilla extract, cinnamon, nutmeg and sea salt.
Submerge bread strips in liquid and carefully stir so everything is coated completely.
Note: if preparing ahead of time, cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, or overnight.
Grease slow cooker with butter or non-stick spray and transfer bread (which should have absorbed all liquid) into slow cooker insert.
Sprinkle your butter and sugar coated pecans over the top of the bread mixture and cook on LOW for 3 hours (or on HIGH for 1 1/2), stirring occasionally, or until mixture is bubbly and bread is cooked through and golden brown.
Transfer to plates, drizzle with caramel sauce, and serve hot.
Recipe adapted from 12 tomatoes