Overnight French Toast Bake

All you do is place this a bread pudding like dish. into the oven in the morning … straight from the fridge. The fluffy French toast gets toasty during baking, then the perfect smothering of maple syrup when serving takes this dish to a sweet place while still keeping calories in check. The combination of extracts plus the sweet-spice of cinnamon make it almost desserty. The pecans provide a praline-like finish.

Ingredients
French Toast:
Nonstick cooking spray, for coating baking dish
One 8-ounce whole wheat baguette, cut into twenty-four 1/4-inch slices
One 12-ounce can evaporated fat-free milk
1 cup reduced-fat (2-percent) milk
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Pinch kosher salt
4 large eggs
Topping:
1/3 cup chopped pecans
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon

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