Cut the bread into inch cubes, bite-size. Set aside.
In the crockpot combine eggs, milk, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and maple syrup. Whisk until all ingredients are combined.
Evenly spread the cubed bread over the milk mixture. Press all the pieces slightly into the mixture.
Sprinkle the pecans on the top.
In a small bowl mix cinnamon, sugar, and salt.
Evenly sprinkle the sugar mixture on top of the pecans.
Place the cubes of butter evenly on top of the sugar.
Cook on high for 2 hours or you can cook it at low for 3-4 hours.
*NOTE* At the 2 hour mark, open and see if there is a lot of liquid left, add a 15 minutes. This maybe due to the type of bread you used.
Let cool for 4-5 minutes.
Serve and enjoy.
What kind of bread is best?Texas toast or challah bread is the best for french toast. We often use texas toast since we can always find it at our local grocery store.Should I use stale bread?Yes, stale bread is best for French Toast casserole, for the bread will hold better when soaked in milk mixture. If all you have is fresh bread, use that! I usually use a loaf that is about a week old from the store.How to reheat?It can be reheated in a microwave or oven. Excellent when you put a portion in a ramekin, heat up in the air fryer for 3 to 4 minutes on a manual setting at 325 degrees F.