Inside: Do you want an apple cinnamon french toast casserole that isn’t too eggy and won’t make you wait until tomorrow? This recipe perfectly starts your day!
Apples bring us together. People have their favorite foods, sure. But there aren’t too many people that don’t love a good apple recipe.
What’s not to love? The scent of apples baking can take you right back to your favorite, most cozy memories.
This recipe is amazing, because it’s simple…but oh, so good! You’ll hate waiting while it bakes. But don’t worry. It’s worth the wait!
The idea to pull together this apple cinnamon french toast casserole came to me when I was grocery shopping. I saw cinnamon raisin bread and thought of how my Mom would splurge on it from time to time when I was a kid.
Then I thought about how delicious that bread would be baked with some apples.
The next thing you know, I was in the kitchen whipping up some french toast with diced apples. Smelling it bake was torture. And my family would not stop eating it from the pan. (Good thing I got all of my pictures finished just before they walked in the door!)
Apple Cinnamon French Toast Casserole
First you’ll whip up your french toast (egg, milk, etc.) mixture. I was lucky enough to get some fresh eggs, but store bought are fine (of course).
Now, I realize that peeling and dicing apples isn’t a one minute job. But it’ll be soooo worth it!
You can use just about any apples here. This recipe is very forgiving. So toss in the apples that were too soft for the kids, or the bag you grabbed from the clearance bin.
Now dip your apples into the egg mixture. Pull them out with a slotted spoon and drop them on a cookie sheet with a lip around the edge. Use a slotted spoon so you’ll have plenty of mixture left in the bowl.
Next you’ll cube your cinnamon bread (with or without raisins, your choice).
Drop those cubes into the same egg mixture.
This time, stir all of those cubes around until the egg mixture is soaked up well into the bread.
Spread your bread across the apples on the sheet.
Bake at 350 for about 40 minutes. Try not to drool all over the place while you wait.
You can sprinkle some powdered sugar over the top, but it’s totally delicious without it!
This apple french toast recipe will bump your breakfast up a notch!
- 1¾ c milk
- 5 eggs
- ¾ c sugar
- 1 t vanilla
- 1 t cinnamon
- ½ t nutmeg
- ½ t salt
- 6 small apples, peeled and cubed
- 16 slices cinnamon or cinnamon raisin bread (one small loaf)
- Preheat your oven to 350.
- Put your milk, eggs, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt in a mixing bowl. (A batter bowl is ideal, because you'll have room for stirring.) Mix well.
- Drop your apples into the egg mixture. Coat them well. Scoop from the bowl using a slotted spoon. Try to leave most of the egg mixture behind in the bowl.
- Place the apples on a 9x13 cookie sheet with a lip around the edge.
- Cube your bread. Drop all of the bread into the egg mixture at once.
- Stir well to incorporate all of the egg mixture into the bread.
- Scoop the bread from the bowl using the same slotted spoon. (A little might be left behind, and that's ok.)
- Drop the bread across the top of your apples. It will cover most of them, but it's ok if it isn't perfect.
- Bake for 40 minutes or until the eggs are set.
- Serve warm for the best tasting breakfast! You can use powdered sugar and syrup, but we find that it's perfect without those extras.
Next up…easy oatmeal breakfast bars (perfect for on the go!).
What’s your favorite breakfast?