Slice French bread into 1-inch each slice.
Lay slices in a generously buttered 9 by 13-inch flat baking dish, overlapping the slices. (like the picture above)
In a large bowl, combine the eggs, half-and-half, milk, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Whisk together well until blended.
Slowly pour the egg mixture over the bread slices until it is all covered.
At this point, you will cover with foil and chill overnight in the refrigerator – OR move on to the next directions.
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
Make the Praline Topping but combining all of the ingredients into a bowl and mixing with a fork.
Spoon the Praline Topping evenly over the bread
Bake for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown and the bread has “puffed up”
Allow to sit for 10 minutes and serve topped with maple syrup.