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Maple Pecan French Toast Skillet

I don’t think I’ve ever had a french toast combination that I didn’t like. Seriously- give me some bread that’s soaked in a a delicious mixture and I’m a happy camper. I typically make french toast in the skillet but if you make a big batch, it can take a while. Making 6-8 pieces in the skillet requires you to be in the kitchen for 20ish minutes. Which is fine on a Saturday morning but this Maple Pecan French Toast Skillet is one of those dishes you just throw in the oven and forget about!

Maple Pecan French Toast bake on a white plate against a wood background

The key to taking this French Toast to the next level is letting the bread soak in the mixture before baking it. You could do it overnight and then just pop the mixture in the oven the next morning. Or you can make it right when you get up and let it soak for 30 minutes before putting it in the oven. Either way you can’t go wrong!

Letting the bread soak up the mixture makes it sooo flavorful. I don’t know how I’ll ever go back to regular french toast again haha. ( Might make an exception for my Cinnamon Sugar French Toast though ;)) Also I’d never made toasted pecans before but ummm they were SO GOOD!! Seriously why haven’t I been adding these to all my baked goods?!

Maple Pecan French Toast bake on a white plate against a wood background

I baked this dish in my favorite small cast iron skillet but you could use a regular baking dish too! I just love using my cast iron for everything haha. Whatever you use- spray it well so the maple pecan french toast doesn’t stick because is there anything worse than anticipating a delicious breakfast and then it’s all stuck to the pan?!

This recipe has vanilla protein added into it which I would normally say is optional if you don’t have any on hand but in this case I wouldn’t omit it. If you have to- sub in vanilla extract because the vanilla flavor really is so delicious in this skillet!

I used sourdough bread as my bread of choice because 1) it’s delicious 2) it’s easier for me to digest because it’s fermented differently than regular bread 3) It doesn’t have any added sugar! Woooo. My friend Bethany has a great post about what to look for in sourdough (find it here). But again- use any bread you want! Just cut it into cute little cubes to make this recipe 🙂

Maple Pecan French Toast bake on a white plate against a wood background

I topped my piece with more organic maple syrup and it was soooo good. I just love maple syrup so much haha. It seriously makes every recipe better. Now the real question- do you warm up your syrup first?! I do but Eli doesn’t. I just can’t get behind that. Cold syrup on your dish?! Whyyyy haha. Either way- you can’t mess up this dish even if you’re on the wrong side of the syrup debate ; )

Hope you all enjoy as much as I did!!

Maple Pecan French Toast bake on a white plate against a wood background

Maple Pecan French Toast Skillet

This easy, healthy maple pecan french toast skillet is the perfect healthy breakfast for a meal prep or Saturday morning!

Maple Pecan French Toast bake on a white plate against a wood background


4 1/2 cups of cubed sourdough bread*

3 eggs

2 scoops Vanilla protein

1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk

1 tbsp cinnamon

1/4 cup maple syrup

1/4 cup coconut sugar

1/4 cup chopped pecans


  1. Cut bread into cubes
  2. In a bowl, whisk the eggs together
  3. Add in your protein powder, cinnamon, almond milk, maple syrup, coconut sugar, and pecans.  Mix together.
  4. Add in your bread and mix together
  5. Spray a pan with nonstick spray and add your mixture in, refrigerate overnight or at least 30 minutes
  6. Preheat oven to 400F
  7. Add more pecans on top of the mixture and put in oven for 25-30 minutes.
  8. ENJOY


*Use whatever bread you want!