Caramel French Toast

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Slices of caramel french toast arranged on a platter with berries scattered
This Caramel French Toast recipe will spoil you forever. The combination of caramel sauce with crisp bacon and pecan topping is memorable.
Skill Level: Easy/Medium
Cost to Make: $8-$10
Keyword: caramel french toast
Calories: 633 kcal
Servings: 10 people


For the Bacon Caramel Pecan Topping:

Ingredients for French Toast:


How to Make the Bacon Caramel Pecan Topping:

  1. Toast pecans on a dry skillet over medium heat, tossing frequently until golden and fragrant. Remove from pan and set aside to cool.

  2. Place a medium saucepan over medium heat and add chopped bacon, sauteing and stirring ocassionally until browned. Use a slotted spoon to remove to plate.
  3. Melt 5 Tbsp butter into the bacon fat then add 1 cup brown sugar, 1 Tbsp water and 1/4 tsp salt. Bring to a boil then keep at a low boil 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Remove pan from heat and stir in 1/2 cup whipping cream and 1 tsp vanilla. Stir in chopped bacon, place back over heat and lightly boil another 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat and cool 10 minutes before serving.

How to Make French Toast:

  1. In a mixing bowl, whisk together wet ingredients until combined: 1 cup milk, 3 eggs, 1 tsp vanilla. While whisking, add dry ingredients: 1/4 cup flour, 1 Tbsp sugar, 1/2 tsp cinnamon and a pinch of salt.

  2. Cut bread into 9 or 10 slices each 3/4" thick. Place a large skillet over medium heat with 1 Tbsp butter.

  3. Dip each piece of toast generously in the egg mixture, turning a couple of times to thoroughly coat. Add to the skillet in a single layer, cooking in batches about 3-4 minutes per side or until golden brown on each side.* Repeat with remaining toasts, adding more butter as needed then transfer to a platter.

  4. To serve: Top French Toast with a heaping Tablespoon of the bacon caramel topping then sprinkle each with toasted pecans.

Recipe Notes

*Adjust the heat if browning too quickly. You want the egg mixture to cook all the way through the bread.