Bonefish Grill Bang Bang Shrimp | Copycat Recipe!

copycat bang bang shrimp recipe

There are just certain dishes that I love to have when I go out to eat and Bonefish Grill Bang Bang Shrimp is one of them! Unfortunately, the nearest Bonefish Grill is not terribly convenient for me and my husband is more of a “meat & potatoes” kind of guy, so we don’t often find ourselves there for meals.

But like most restaurant favorites, if you look and experiment for long enough, you are likely to be able to recreate the same recipe at home and this copycat Bonefish Grill Bang Bang Shrimp recipe is about as close as you are going to get to the “real thing” (and it is much cheaper to make it at home!).

This recipe calls for 2 sauces that may have unfamiliar names to you, but if you look at the picture of the ingredients, you should recognize them and be able to find them in the ethnic food section of your supermarket (definitely the Huy Fong sauce….if you have a problem finding the Mae Ploy sauce, you can always get it on Amazon!).

Unless peanut allergies are an issue in your family, you want to make sure to use peanut oil for the frying. I know that there are cheaper varieties of oil that you can use but trust me when I say that the peanut oil will give the shrimp the flavor it needs to be a true copycat recipe!

Lastly – the Miracle Whip….I know not everyone is a fan of it but, once again, it is a key ingredient that shouldn’t be changed. If you don’t typically keep it in your house, just get the smallest jar possible at the supermarket!

To make it, you will need:

Ingredients:

bang bang shrimp ingredients

  • 10 oz Raw Shrimp, shelled and deveined
  • 1/3 cup Miracle Whip
  • 1/4 cup Mae Ploy Thai Sweet Chili Sauce
  • 1/2 tsp Huy Fong Chili Garlic Sauce
  • 1/4 cup Buttermilk
  • 1/2-3/4 cup Cornstarch
  • 3 Green Onions sliced
  • Peanut Oil for frying

Making it is easy!

Mix Miracle Whip and both chili sauces in a medium bowl. Place butttermilk in a small bowl and the cornstarch in a separate small bowl

bang bang shrimp sauce

Pour about 1/2″ – 1″ peanut oil in to a heavy skillet (cast iron is best) and heat oil to 350.

Dip each shrimp in buttermilk, then in the cornstarch and then in to the heated oil.

bang bang shrimp frying

Deep fry the shrimp until lightly brown.

Remove shrimp from the oil and place on plate that has been lined with paper towel to absorb the excess grease.

Toss the shrimp in chili sauce mixture to coat.

Serve the on bed of lettuce and top with chopped sliced green onions.

Enjoy!

copycat bang bang shrimp recipe

Mini Stuffed Peppers Recipe

stuffed mini peppers

I love stuffed peppers (have you tried my Santa Fe Stuffed Peppers recipe yet?), but sometimes I am just not in the mood for a big pepper stuffed with rice and meat – I just want a little taste! Mini stuffed peppers can also be a great appetizer to serve at your next family dinner or party (just make sure that you have plates for them – they aren’t exactly what you would call “finger foods”).

You can make the filling for these mini stuffed peppers ahead of time – just make sure to bring it to room temperature before filling your peppers. Since the peppers are smaller, they will obviously cook faster and you want to make sure that they filling gets heated through to the middle! This recipe can also be frozen if you want to make them in advance but, once again – make sure to thaw them completely before sticking them in the oven!

To make them, you will need:

stuffed mini peppers ingredients

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb mini sweet peppers
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 cup cooked rice
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Making them is easy!

  1. Split peppers lengthwise and remove seeds and pithy material.

    mini peppers halves

  2. In a large skillet, brown the ground beef and drain excess fat. Return the beef to the pan.
  3. Add garlic powder, onion powder, Worcestershire and ketchup to skillet and stir to combine. Cook until heated through
  4. Add rice mix well.

    stuffed mini peppers filling

  5. Preheat oven to 350.
  6. Spray baking sheet with non-stick spray.
  7. Place split peppers on baking sheet and fill with meat mixture.
  8. Top each pepper with shredded cheese.
  9. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Enjoy!

Do you have a favorite stuffed peppers recipe? Share your variation in the comments!

Peanut Butter Cup Eggs | Easy Easter Recipe

peanut butter cup eggs for easter

If you need a last -minute treat to make for Easter, or just want to know how to make them yourself after they are gone from the stores, then you are going to want to try making these copycat Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Eggs recipe!

Of course, these can be made all year-round and, like the original, they freeze really well. They can be made in any shape so you can easily enjoy one of your favorite treats, made from scratch! I actually will double or triple this recipe when I make them because they DO freeze so easily and everyone in my family just loves them!

Making these peanut butter cup eggs couldn’t be easier.  You will need:

Ingredients:

peanut butter cup eggs ingredients

1 cup creamy peanut butter
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
8 oz Dark Cocoa Melting Chips

Directions:

  1. In a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, combine peanut butter and butter until completely blended (if you don’t have a stand mixer with a paddle, you can melt the peanut butter and butter for 1 minute in microwave and stir until blended.
  2. Add vanilla and powdered sugar and mix well.

    peanut butter cup egg filling

  3. Divide mixture into 10 portions and form in to eggs.

    peanut butter eggs shaped

  4. Place eggs on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet and place in freezer for 15 minutes.
  5. Melt chocolate wafers in microwave by heating for 30 seconds then stirring and repeating process until it is melted and smooth.
  6. Using a fork, dip egg into chocolate and flip to cover completely. Lift with fork and gently tap on edge of the bowl allowing excess chocolate to drip off.

    peanut butter eggs dipped

  7. Place chocolate-covered egg back on the parchment paper.
  8. Refrigerate 10 minutes until chocolate has set.

Serve and enjoy!

Have you ever made your own peanut butter cup eggs?

Easy Recipe for Crockpot French Onion Soup

recipe for french onion soup in the crock pot

The weather is starting to get warmer, but that doesn’t mean that we have to give up on soup (one of my favorite foods). Once Spring hits, my crockpot is practically a permanent fixture on my counters because it lets me cook so many things (like my crockpot pepper steak recipe) without raising the temperature in the house house (and the house just smells yummy)

French Onion soup is one of my favorite soups and it really is pretty good for you if you skip melted cheese (I actually prefer it now without all the cheese on top these days, but you are welcome to melt some mozzarella on top of yours! I do still top it with a baguette slice). This recipe for french onion Soup in crock pot is just so easy to make and takes just about 10 – 15 minutes to get everything ready!

To make this crockpot French Onion soup, you will need:

Ingredients:

crockpot french onion soup ingredients

3 sliced Onions (use large yellow or Vidalia onions)
1/4 cup Butter
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tbsp Sugar
1 tbsp Brown Sugar
1 tsp minced Garlic
64 oz Beef Broth
1/2 tsp Thyme
1 Bay Leaf

Making it is easy!

First you want to cook up your onions to release their sweetness. Melt your butter in large skillet over medium heat.

Add onions and sugar to pan and cook until light brown in color.

cooked onions for french onion soup

Get a piece of cheesecloth and add thyme and bay leaf and tie up with string to create a bouquet garni (this will allow the flavor of the herbs to get in to your soup, but also make them easier to pull out later)

crockpot french onion soup cooking

Place all ingredients in slow cooker and cook on low for 7-9 hours.

Remove cheesecloth and serve!  If desired, top with a baguette slice and cheese.

Enjoy!

You might want to try these other crockpot recipes:

Easy Recipe for Crockpot French Onion Soup

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 8 hours

Total Time: 8 hours, 15 minutes

Easy Recipe for Crockpot French Onion Soup

Ingredients

  • 3 sliced Onions (use large yellow or Vidalia onions)
  • 1/4 cup Butter
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp minced Garlic
  • 64 oz Beef Broth
  • 1/2 tsp Thyme
  • 1 Bay Leaf

Instructions

  1. Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add onions and sugar to pan and cook over medium heat until onions light brown in color.
  3. Get a piece of cheesecloth and add thyme and bay leaf and tie up with string to create a bouquet garni.
  4. Place all ingredients in slow cooker.
  5. Cook on low for 7-9 hours.

Notes

Top with baguette slices and cheese if desired (but it is delicious without it)

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Baked Zucchini Parmesan Crisps Recipe

baked zucchini parmesan crisps recipe

We tend to get in a rut in the way that we serve our vegetables or we get so caught up in making sure that they are prepared in he healthiest way possible that we often forget to let ourselves indulge a little bit! This recipe for zucchini parmesan crisps can give you the variety that you need while still staying on the healthy side.

The best part about these is that they can be an impressive side dish for your holiday dinner (or any dinner) or they would even make a great appetizer recipe – just set them out on a platter with a little marinara sauce for dipping!

One of the keys to getting the coating to stick to the chips is to pat the zucchini slices dry with a paper towel (there should be some natural condensation that forms once you slice them, especially if they are cold when you slice them).

You are going to want to serve these fresh out of the oven. They won’t be horrible once they are cooled down but, like most foods that have any breading on them, they taste best when they are piping hot!

Ok – on to the baked zucchini parmesan crisps recipe!

To make them, you will need:

INGREDIENTS

baked zucchini parmesan crisps ingredients

2 Zucchini
1/4 cup grated Parmesan
1/4 cup dry Bread Crumbs
1/4 tsp Salt
2 tbsp Olive Oil
1/4 tsp Pepper

Making them is easy!

  1. Simply preheat your oven to 450. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray lightly with non-stick spray
  2. Cut the zucchini into 1/4″ thick slices. Combine parmesan, bread crumbs, salt & pepper in a small bowl.

    baked zucchini parmesan crisps recipe process

  3. Dip zucchini slices into oil (either place the oil in a bowl or use a brush to brush on the oil and then toss in crumb mixture and place on prepared baking sheet.
  4. Bake 30 minutes or until crisp and brown.

Serve fresh from the oven as either a side dish or as an appetizer or snack. If you like, serve some warmed marinara sauce on the side for dipping.

Enjoy!

Cheesy Baked Ravioli Alfredo Recipe

cheesy baked ravioli alfredo recipe

Cheesy Baked Ravioli Alfredo

This recipe is an incredibly easy way to put dinner on the table in a short amount of time. If you’re on your way home from work and haven’t made plans for dinner, picking up the shortcut ingredients below will make dinner easy; just combine the ingredients and bake!

If you have the time, substitute a homemade alfredo sauce recipe for the prepared version listed in the ingredients below.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 pounds ravioli (any flavor, ricotta and spinach used in the photo)
  • 2 jars prepared alfredo sauce
  • 4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

Directions:

  1. Prepare the ravioli according to the manufacturer’s instructions (most require that it be boiled anywhere from 7 to 14 minutes).
  2. Spray a casserole with non-stick spray (or butter your casserole dish – my favorite method!)
  3. Combine the boiled ravioli, alfredo sauce, and half of the shredded mozzarella cheese. Stir to combine.
  4. Pour in to prepared casserole dish
  5. Sprinkle the remaining mozzarella cheese over the top of the casserole.
  6. Bake uncovered for 30-45 minutes, or until the top is lightly browned and the sauce is hot and bubbly.

Do you have a favorite and easy go-to weeknight dinner?  Share it in the comments!

You might want to try these other easy dinner ideas:

baked ravioli alfredo

How to Make Deviled Egg Chicks

deviled egg chicks

Deviled eggs are always on our Easter table (and Thanksgiving, and just about any holiday dinner that our family ever has) and these deviled egg chicks are so easy to make and will look so cute on your table!

Because of the way that eggs boil, with the yolk often ending up no completely centered in the egg, I would actually plan on boiling more eggs than you plan to serve. That way, if you end up cutting open an egg and see that the yolk is all the way up against one side, you can just use the yolk from that egg and discard the egg white (because these are standing up, you need a “strong white wall” all the way around where there deviled egg filling will go – or else the egg might just topple over!)

You are also going to need to slice off a small part of the bottom of the egg to create a “base” in order for it to stand up straight. The image below will give you a good idea of what makes a the perfect egg white for these deviled egg chicks!

deviled egg chicks egg whites

They look complicated, but I swear to you that they are much easier to make than you think. You just need a steady hand!

As for serving them, I would also use this recipe to make some “traditional” deviled eggs and use these chicks more as decoration on the platter. Some of your guests may prefer the more typical serving size!

To make them, you will need:

deviled egg chicks ingredients

  • 6 Boiled Eggs
  • 1/4 cup Mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp Sweet Pickle Relish
  • 2 tsp Mustard
  • Salt and pepper, for taste
  • 1 Baby Carrot
  • 1 Sweet Midget Pickle

Scroll down for the complete directions!

You might also want to try these other appetizer recipes:

How to Make Deviled Egg Chicks

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

How to Make Deviled Egg Chicks

Ingredients

  • 6 boiled eggs, peeled
  • 1/4 cup Mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp Sweet Pickle Relish
  • 2 tsp Mustard
  • Salt and pepper, for taste
  • 1 Baby Carrot
  • 1 Sweet Gherkin Pickle

Instructions

  1. Cut small slice off bottom off egg to flatten it so it will stand up straight.
  2. Cut zig zag pattern around middle of egg to make it look like it cracked open.
  3. Remove yolks and place in a bowl.
  4. Cut carrot so that you end up with 6 small triangles to use as beaks.
  5. Cut a strip off of the pickle and then make 12 small squares to use as eyes.
  6. Mash the yolks with a fork and stir in mayonnaise, pickle relish, and mustard. Add salt & pepper to taste.
  7. Mix until consistency is smooth and creamy.
  8. Transfer mixture to zippered bag and clip corner for piping.
  9. Pipe mixture into cooked egg whites piping until over full to resemble a chick head sticking out.
  10. Place beaks and eyes in place.
  11. Place top of egg white on top of filling
  12. Optional: Shred some lettuce as base for your eggs to look like grass
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Chocolate Covered Bacon Recipe

chocolate covered bacon recipe

Of all the things that I never thought I would like, this chocolate covered bacon recipe is the one that surprised me the most. I love chocolate and I like bacon, but I never thought that they went together that well.

The secret to making chocolate covered bacon come out right is getting the bacon exactly crisp but not in any way burnt. The best way to ensure that this happens is to cook your bacon in the oven (it also creates WAY less mess). You are also going to want to make sure that the bacon is completely cooled (actually – you are going to freeze it) before you start to coat the bacon with chocolate.

So when should you serve it? That’s the beauty of chocolate covered bacon. The saltiness makes it a perfect appetizer (this would be great to eat with a glass of Chardonnay, but the sweetness makes it a great dessert as well. Put this on your Easter menu and your guests will be happy campers!

To make it, you will need:

Ingredients:

chocolate covered bacon recipe ingredients

  • 1 lb Thick Cut Bacon
  • 1/2 cup Semi Sweet Chocolate
  • 1 tsp Shortening
  • 1/8 cup White Chocolate

To get started, you are going to want to cook up your bacon in the oven, making sure that it is nice and crispy! Let it drain and completely cool…then you are going to want to cut the bacon strips in half and freeze it!

bacon cooked in the oven

Once the bacon is frozen, you are going to want to melt your chocolate and get to dipping! Since the bacon is frozen, this should be a relatively easy process. Just make sure to let the chocolate completely cool between dipping it in the semisweet chocolate and adding the white chocolate drizzle!

dipping bacon in chocolate

The best part is that this chocolate covered bacon recipe can be made in advance (although I would do it no earlier than the night before you plan on serving it). Just store it in the refrigerator until you are ready to serve!

Scroll down for the complete directions!

You might also want to try these recipes as well:

Chocolate Covered Bacon Recipe

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Chocolate Covered Bacon Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Thick Cut Bacon
  • 1/2 cup Semi Sweet Chocolate
  • 1 tsp Shortening
  • 1/8 cup White Chocolate

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400.
  2. Line baking sheet with foil and place bacon on foil. For crispy bacon, place on a cooling rack on top of the foil and place the bacon on top of the cooling rack.
  3. Bake 16-20 minutes or until desired crispness.
  4. Transfer to paper towels to drain.
  5. Allow to cool completely.
  6. Cut bacon slices in half and place in freezer for 30 minutes.
  7. Heat semi sweet chocolate and shortening by microwaving for 30 seconds stirring and repeating until melted. Allow to cool for 2-3 minutes.
  8. Dip bacon in chocolate, shake off excess and place on wax paper.
  9. Heat white chocolate by microwaving for 30 seconds stirring and repeating until melted. Allow to cool for 2-3 minutes.
  10. Transfer white chocolate to corner of zippered bag and clip tiny piece off of corner to pipe.
  11. Pipe drizzles of white across bacon pieces.
  12. Place in refrigerator for 10 minutes to allow to set.
  13. Serve and enjoy!
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Nutella Pop Tarts Recipe | Homemade Pop Tarts!

nutella pop tarts

My children are big fans of Pop Tarts, but I don’t like buying them that often – they are just too full of sugar and chemicals. But I don’t like to be a total downer, so homemade pop tarts are a nice compromise. They are so easy to make and can really be filled with other things besides Nutella – chocolate, fruit jam, peanut butter, fluff…pretty much anything that can be spread smoothly!

You can make the dough using a traditional pastry cutter or, if you have a food processor, you can easily use that to cut the butter in to the dry ingredients. I would then remove the mixture (it will look like pebbles) from the food processor and add the milk and egg in to the dough by hand. You don’t want to over-mix this dough or it will be tough and not at all flakey like a pop tart should be!

To make this homemade pop tarts recipe, you will need:

Ingredients:

nutella pop tarts ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cup Flour
  • 1 tbsp Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 cup Butter
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 tbsp Milk
  • 9 tbsp Nutella (or filling of your choice)

Directions:

  1. Cut butter into small cubes.  Combine flour, sugar and salt in a large bowl.
  2. Work butter into the flour mixture with a pastry cutter. (or in a food processor)

      homemade pop tarts cut butter

  3. Whisk together one egg and milk and add to the flour mixture.
  4. Knead until ball forms.  DO NOT OVERMIX!
  5. Turn dough out on to floured surface and knead for 1 minute.  

    pop tart dough

  6. Refrigerate dough for 30 minutes.
  7. Preheat oven to 350.
  8. Divide dough ball in half.
  9. On floured surface, roll out dough into a 9″ × 12” rectangle.
  10. Cut into 9 rectangles (or you can use a rectangle cookie cutter to make sure that they are all exactly the same size)
  11. Repeat with other piece of dough.  

    pop tart process

  12. Make an eggwash by beating the remaining egg and brush over entire surface of first 9 rectangles.
  13. Place a tablespoon of Nutella on top of each egg washed rectangle and spread. Be sure to leave 1/2″ of uncoated dough around edges.
  14. Place a rectangle on top of filling and press with fingertips to seal around edges.
  15. Use the tines of a fork to seal all around.
  16. Poke top with fork to allow steam to vent.
  17. Place on parchment lined baking sheet and bake for 25 minutes or until lightly browned.
  18. Cool on wire rack.

Have you ever made homemade pop tarts?

Mint Blondie Bars Recipe | St. Patrick’s Day Idea!

Mint Blondie Bars for St Patricks Day

I just love making bar cookies because it is an easy way to cook up a big batch at once and also because they tend to stay uniformly moist with no dried-out edges.  This mint blondie bars recipe is so easy to make and by using green mint M&M’s, it makes a perfect treat for St. Patrick’s Day!

The mint flavor in this recipe comes from using mint-flavored M&M’s.  You should be able to find them at most stores right now and even all year long (and you can always find them on Amazon or other online retailers.

Don’t like the flavor of mint?  Just replace the mint-flavored M&M’s with regular ones (or your favorite flavor).  Can’t find mint M&M’s?  Just add a little bit of mint extract (NOT peppermint extract).  Just be careful with the mint extract.  A little TRULY does go a long way!

To make them, you will need:

INGREDIENTS

mint blondie bars ingredients
2/3 cup Butter
2 cup Brown Sugar
2 Egg
1 tsp Vanilla
1 tsp Baking Powder
1/4 tsp Baking Soda
2 cup Flour
1/4 tsp Salt
1/2 cup Chocolate Chips
1 cup Green Mint M&M’s

Scroll down for complete directions!

You might also want to try these recipes:

Mint Blondie Bars Recipe | St. Patrick’s Day Idea!

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Mint Blondie Bars Recipe | St. Patrick’s Day Idea!

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup Butter
  • 2 cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 Egg
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Baking Soda
  • 2 cup Flour
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 cup Chocolate Chips
  • 1 cup Green Mint M&M's

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Line a 9x13 Pan with parchment paper or spray with cooking spray.
  3. Place butter and brown sugar in a medium sized saucepan and heat.
  4. Stir constantly until smooth.
  5. Cool for 5 minutes.
  6. Add Eggs one at a time. Stir until incorporated.
  7. Add Vanilla.
  8. Add Flour, Salt, Baking Soda and Baking powder until combined.
  9. Add half Chocolate Chips.
  10. Add half M&M's and stir.
  11. Transfer mixture to prepared pan.
  12. Add remaining M&M's and remaining chocolate chips.
  13. Bake for 25-30 minutes.
  14. Allow to cool until slightly warm.
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Smokey Mac and Cheese Recipe from Knorr Pasta

This post brought to you by Giant Eagle. All opinions are 100% mine.

While I really do prefer to cook from scratch most days, there are some days when i just want something quick that I can throw together.   We usually keep a few packages of Knorr pasta sides on hand in the house, but I have to say that I have never tried any of the recipes on the packages that show you how to “doctor it up” and turn a simple side dish in to a complete meal.

So when the people at Knorr asked me to try out one of the recipes, I figured that this was as good a time as any…and I knew that the Smokey Mac and Cheese recipe was one that my picky-eater family might like.

The recipe calls for a cut-up cooked rotisserie chicken, but I usually have leftover grilled chicken breasts in the freezer, so I just used that.  The best part about this recipe?  Chances are you already have everything you need to make this in your kitchen – and it took me about 25 minutes from start to finish to make!

To make it, you will need:

  • 2  slices thick cut bacon, cut in to strips
  • 1 cup diced red pepper
  • 1 cup finely chopped yellow onion
  • 1 Package Knorr Pasta Sides – Chicken Flavor
  • 2 cups diced cooked chicken
  • 1/2 cup shredded pepper jack or cheddar cheese

Making it is easy!

In a medium saucepan, cook the bacon over medium heat until crisp (about 4 minutes).  Instead of a saucepan, I actually used my 12″ non-stick skillet.  Since this is a 1-pot meal and I knew that I would be adding cheese later, I thought the non-stick skillet would make cleanup super easy (I was right).

Add the peppers and onions to the skillet and cook until crisp-tender.  Remove mixture from pan and set aside.

In the same skillet or saucepan, prepare Knorr Pasta Sides according to package directions.  Stir in the chicken, cheese and bacon/pepper/onion mixture during the last 2 minutes of cooking.

Serve and enjoy!

Knorr Pasta SIdes are available at Giant Eagle and other grocery stores nationwide.  Make sure to download the Free Recipe Book  from the Giant Eagle website for more great recipe ideas using Knorr Pasta Sides!

 

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Crock Pot French Toast Recipe | Easy Breakfast Recipe!

crock pot french toast recipe

I am just getting started with experimenting with breakfast recipes in the crockpot (make sure to try my crockpot breakfast casserole recipe!) and this crock pot french toast recipe is another winner! It is so sweet and moist you don’t even need to top it with syrup (although you certainly can if you want).

This would be a great recipe to throw together at night before you go to bed. If you have a timer on your crockpot, you can just set it to start 4 hours before you are ready to eat it. If you are uncomfortable letting the mixture sit out on your counter before it starts to cook (we keep our house pretty cool, so this wouldn’t bother me), you can set your crockpot to the Warm setting and let it cook for 8 hours that way (you will want to experiment with your crockpot to make sure that this method works with your model – it was fine with mine).

Hosting a brunch? Throw everything together in the morning while you are getting everything else ready. It will be one more hands-off recipe that you can have ready without making too much of a mess!

The secret to the success of this recipe is the french bread. Buy a baguette that morning and slice it up about an hour before you are ready to put everything together. You want to give the bread a little time to react with the air and get a little dry, but not too dry.

And of course, you can omit the pecans if you like – I just happen to love the combination of brown sugar and pecans!

To make this crock pot french toast recipe, you will need:

crockpot french toast ingredients

Ingredients:

  • 1 loaf French Bread
  • 8 Eggs
  • 2 cup Milk
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • 3/4 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 cup softened Butter
  • 2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup Pecans

Scroll down for the complete directions!

You might also want to try these other breakfast recipes:

Crock Pot French Toast Recipe | Easy Breakfast Recipe!

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 4 hours

Total Time: 4 hours, 15 minutes

Crock Pot French Toast Recipe | Easy Breakfast Recipe!

Ingredients

    For the French Toast
  • 1 loaf French Bread
  • 8 Eggs
  • 2 cup Milk
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • For the Topping
  • 3/4 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 cup softened Butter
  • 2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup Pecans

Instructions

  1. Cut the French bread into roughly 3/4" thick slices.
  2. Mix together all topping ingredients in a small bowl and set aside.
  3. Spray the inside of your 6 qt. crockpot with non-stick spray or line with slow cooker liner
  4. In another bowl beat together eggs, milk, cinnamon and sugar and set aside.
  5. Place a layer of bread into your slow cooker. Then top with a layer of topping. Repeat for remaining layers.
  6. Pour egg mixture over the bread.
  7. Cook for 4 hours on low (or for 8 hours on the warm setting)
  8. Serve and enjoy!
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