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Sticky Bun French Toast Bake

Family breakfast can be fun with this sticky bun–inspired French toast bake. The best part? There's no need to worry about cleanup with the power cleaning duo of Palmolive® and Scotch-Brite™ Brand.

INGREDIENTS:

1 loaf challah or brioche bread, sliced

4 eggs

¾ cup milk

2 teaspoons vanilla extract, divided

¼ teaspoon salt

½ cup butter

¾ cup packed dark brown sugar

2 tablespoons light corn syrup

1 teaspoon flaky sea salt

¾ cup pecans, chopped

PREPARATION:

1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.

2. Grease a 9x13” baking dish. Layer the bread slices in the dish.

3. Whisk together eggs, milk, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, and salt to make the custard. Evenly pour custard over bread. Set aside while you make sticky bun topping.

4. Melt butter in a saucepan over low heat. Add in dark brown sugar and light corn syrup. Whisk, then let mixture cook until bubbling. Turn off the heat and whisk in 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, flaky sea salt, and chopped pecans.

5. Pour sticky bun topping over the bread and use a spatula to evenly spread it out, so all the bread is covered.

6. Place in oven and bake for 35-40 minutes, until cooked and golden brown. Remove from oven and let rest for 10 minutes before serving.