Baklava Baked French Toast – Closet Cooking

Baklava Baked French Toast

Baklava Baked French Toast

Prep Time: 15 minutes Chill Time: 2 hours Cook Time: 45 minutes Total Time: 1 hour Servings: 12

A casserole baked French toast with all of the flavours of baklava including a nut topping and a honey syrup!

    For the french toast:
  • 8 eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup heavy/whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 loaf bread (such as Italian, Texas toast, etc.), cut into 1 inch pieces (gluten-free for gluten-free)
  • 2 cups nuts (such as walnuts, pistachios), chopped
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • For the syrup:
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 inch piece of lemon rind
  • 1 inch piece of orange rind
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon or a cinnamon stick
    For the french toast:
  1. Mix the eggs, milk, cream, sugar, honey, orange zest, vanilla, and cinnamon.
  2. Place the bread in a 13×9 inch baking pan, pour the milk and egg mixture over the bread, cover, and let it chill in the fridge for a few hours to overnight.
  3. Mix the nuts, honey, sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over the top of the bread in the pan.
  4. Bake in a preheated 350F/180C oven until the top is golden brown and the middle is no longer wet, about 45-60 minutes.
  5. Slice and enjoy topped with honey syrup!
  6. For the syrup:
  7. Bring the honey, water, lemon rind, orange rind, and cinnamon to a simmer in a saucepan over medium heat and cook for 10 minutes before straining out the solids and allowing to cool.

Tip: Use a vegetable peeler to get the thin strips of lemon/orange rind. You want to avoid getting too much of the white part of the rind, which is bitter.
Option: Use zest instead of the strips of lemon peel and orange peel.
Tip: Store any leftover in a sealed container in the fridge and warm before serving.

Nutrition Facts: Calories 443, Fat 20g (Saturated 5g, Trans 0), Cholesterol 124mg, Sodium 229mg, Carbs 56g (Fiber 3g, Sugars 35g), Protein 12g

Nutrition by: Nutritional facts powered by Edamam

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