This is so easy. Use leftover bread or buy thick sliced French bread. Homemade bread is even better. 


In a 9 x 13 buttered pan or dish, place

1/3 cup butter

1/3 cup maple syrup

Heat butter and syrup in microwave just a few seconds and pour into dish.

Sprinkle melted butter/syrup with 1/4 cup chopped pecans or walnuts. Arrange 8 to 10 six slices of French bread over the mixture.


4 eggs onto 1 1/4 cups milk. 

Pour over bread in dish and sprinkle top of bread with 1/4 cup chopped pecans

Sprinkle with cinnamon.

Refrigerate from 2 to 24 hours

Bake in preheated oven for 35 to 45 min.-sometimes this takes longer. Center should be set. Serve with thick slices of ham and a pineapple ring.

Pass the warm Maple syrup.