½ loaf of Texas toast, torn into pieces
1 cup half-and-half
1/2 cup milk
3 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 stick butter (unsalted is preferred)
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup pecans (optional, we didn’t use)
Directions: Spray a 9x13 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray (don't skip this step--we learned that the hard way). Spread the bread pieces evenly in the pan, then mix together in a separate bowl the eggs, half and half, milk, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg. You could add more spices, or additional spices, if you would like here. Pour this mixture over the bread, and toss the bread to coat the pieces. Cover with plastic wrap or aluminum foil and allow to sit in your refrigerator overnight.
In the morning, melt the butter, then mix in the brown sugar. Pour this evenly over the bread mixture, and then bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes, or until the bread is golden brown on top. You can also sprinkle more spices over the casserole before baking it for a little extra deliciousness. Enjoy with butter and syrup, or my favorite way to eat French toast: peanut butter and syrup. Soooo tasty!
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