The Shady Porch: Slow Cooker French Toast

2.17.2014

Slow Cooker French Toast

Many people have a favorite breakfast. The hubby's is the classic farm breakfast - eggs, bacon, gravy, biscuits. Other family members swear by pancakes and sausage. Mine? French toast. So, when I heard of folks using a Slow Cooker to make French Toast, I was in line to give it a try. I've really appreciated being able to hook up the slow cooker for some of our other breakfast recipes (Overnight Steel Cut Oatmeal & Crock Pot Morning Casserole) and let it do the work so my breakfast duties are light. So, I took our favorite French toast ingredients, arranged them in what I thought made sense for a slow cooker recipe, and off we went. The experiment with Slow Cooker French Toast was an attempt to add my favorite to the list, and it turned out really well.

Slow Cooker French Toast with bacon and OJ
Slow Cooker French Toast with white corn syrup and crisp bacon.

Slow Cooker French Toast



Ingredients:
6 eggs
1/2 c. chopped pecans
2 cups milk
9-12 slices of hearty white bread 
favorite syrup(s) - (we use white corn syrup & a sugar-free maple)
cooking spray
Optional - Cinnamon, Raisins, Vanilla, Nutmeg, Brown sugar, 

DIRECTIONS: 

Slow Cooker French Toast - ingredients - bread eggs, milk, pecans

1. Slice the bread into pieces about 2x3 in size (see photos). Set aside.

Slow Cooker French Toast - ingredients - eggs, milk, pecans

2. Whip the eggs and milk together. Measure the pecans, if desired.

French Toast - 1st layer of bread, pecans and egg-milk mixture in slow cooker
3.  Spray slow cooker crock with cooking spray. Add layer of bread squares and sprinkle half of the pecans over this layer.

French Toast - 2nd layer of bread, pecans and egg-milk mixture in slow cooker
4.  Pour half of the whipped egg-milk mixture over the layer of bread and pecans. Distribute as evenly as possible to cover the bread. With the back of a spoon, lightly press the bread to the bottom of the crock so it will soak up egg-milk mixture.  
Add second and final layer of bread, pecans and egg-milk mix to the crock and, again, try to get all of the bread covered.

Slow Cooker French Toast - cooked on LOW for 5 hours
5. Cover crock and set on LOW for 4-5 hours.  Remove the lid and cook uncovered for 30 minutes, or until the liquid has evaporated.

Slow Cooker French Toast
Serve with your favorite syrup and breakfast sides. Enjoy.
-inspired by The Naptime Chef
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