Pear and Pecan French Toast

Recipe courtesy of Jo Davison
Serves 6
3 pears, diced
1 tsp canola oil
3 tbs butter
3 tbs brown sugar
1/4 cup pecans, chopped (small chop)
9 pieces of brioche bread or white loaf, unsliced
3 eggs, beaten
3/4 cup whole milk
1 tsp vanilla
Pinch of nutmeg
Cinnamon and sugar mixture
In a non-stick saucepan heat the butter and oil on medium-high heat, add pears and cook through for approximately 7 minutes or until pears are soft.  Add the brown sugar and pecans and cook for a few minutes until the flavors are combined. Heat a nonstick griddle over medium heat for 1 minute. Lightly spray the griddle with cooking spray. In a shallow dish add the beaten eggs, milk, vanilla and nutmeg.  Mix together. 
Slice the bread into thick slices.  Dip the bread in the egg and milk mixture and place the French toast on the griddle and cook for 1 1/2 minutes or until browned.  Flip and cook for another 1 1/2 minutes on the other side.  
Cut each piece in half and place the divided French toast on the plate, sprinkle with the cinnamon and sugar and top with the pear and pecan mixture.

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