Maple-bacon french toast

Prep 20 min
Total 8 hours 10 min
Serves 6



6 strips
bacon, preferably thick-cut
1 tsp
1 1/2 cups
2/3 cup
brown sugar, divided
1 tsp
1 tsp
1/4 tsp
450 g
egg-bread loaf, preferably Challah, cut into 1-in.-thick slices


  • COOK bacon in a large non-stick frying pan over medium until it starts to crisp. Let cool slightly.
  • LINE bottom and sides of slow cooker insert with 1 large piece of parchment. Brush with oil. Twirl bacon strips into nests and arrange on bottom of insert.
  • BEAT eggs with milk, 1/3 cup brown sugar, vanilla, cinnamon and salt in a large bowl. Dip each side of bread slices in egg mixture. Divide bread and brown sugar into 2 or 3 layers, 1 slice thick, depending on size of slow cooker. Place first layer of dipped bread over bacon, sprinkle with brown sugar, then repeat with remaining bread and sugar. Cover and cook for 8 hours on low.
  • PREHEAT broiler. Use oven mitts to lift parchment holding French toast out of the slow cooker. Flip, bacon-side up, onto a baking sheet. Broil in centre of oven, until bacon is crisp, about 2 min. Transfer to a platter or cutting board. Divide into 6 servings. Serve with maple syrup.


Calories 539, Protein 19 g, Carbohydrates 64 g, Fat 23 g, Fibre 2 g, Sodium 816 mg. Excellent source of Vitamin B12

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