As the kids meander down the stairs with that sleepy, groggy look that tells me sleep is not over rated and they need more of it, I quickly pull out this delectable delight.
With pecans, brown sugar, and bread that’s been soaked overnight in an amazing Southern Pecan cream mixture, the end result of this Praline Bread Pudding’s aroma wakes even the sleepiest of teens.
For decades, I’ve concocted every overnight french toast recipe known to eating families, but have only posted my Stuffed Strawberry French Toast recipe.
When I saw a Praline Recipe in the latest Taste of Home, it inspired my love of flavored coffee creamers.
You see, one of my biggest baking secrets revolves around the fact that I often slip in flavored creamers when a recipe calls for milk. For instance, it’s a way to take a basic French Toast to a gourmet level without adding any steps.
Considering that most Praline type of toppings include pecans, I knew that International Delight’s Southern Pecan Creamer was perfect to jazz up this recipe, and I was right. The beauty of flavored creamers is that may match any flavors that you might have on hand for varying deliciousness.
Since this recipe uses half and half, I realize that this is not a “light” recipe, but I have made it such by easily substituting fat free flavored coffee creamer varieties for half and half. Since this recipe calls for three cups of milk and creamer, just make sure that you equal that liquid amount in your recipe. For example, you could use one cup of light creamer and two cups of milk for a more subtle flavor and lower fat content or vice versa.
(Did I just ruin the experience by talking fat content? ;)) Don’t worry, both variations are SO incredibly delicious, that this will be a new main stay in your morning experience. Since I always look for recipes that I can make ahead, this answered that quest.
Recipe: Praline Bread Pudding for Breakfast
Summary: This delicious blend of Southern Butter Pecan, brown sugar, cream and bread makes for the perfect breakfast delight.
- 8 eggs, lightly beaten
- 1 cup half and half cream
- 1 cup whole milk
- 1 cup Southern Pecan International Delight coffee creamer (or your favorite flavor)
- 4 Tbsp. brown sugar
- 3 tsp. vanilla
- 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 2 tsp. ground nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1 loaf (approx. 1 pound) French bread, cut into 1 inch cubes
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup butter, melted
- In a large bowl, whisk the first 9 ingredients until blended.
- Stir in bread.
- Pour into greased 9×13 baking dish.
- Sprinkle with the pecans and brown sugar, then drizzle with butter.
- Cover and refrigerate for several hours or overnight.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Remove from fridge and let stand while oven heats.
- Bake for 40-50 minutes or until puffed, golden and knife comes out clean.
- Serve warm with whip cream or syrup (optional).
Preparation time: 15 minute(s)
Cooking time: 50 minute(s)
Number of servings (yield): 12
When I was asked to share about International Delight, I was so excited because I had already made this recipe for our Easter brunch before they approached me. Talk about an easy partnership.
How do you use flavored coffee creamers? I’d love to be inspired with more creative uses.