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Apple Cinnamon French Toast Breakfast Casserole

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This apple cinnamon french toast breakfast casserole is a perfect weekend or holiday breakfast — make it the morning of or prep it the night before!

This apple cinnamon french toast breakfast casserole is a perfect weekend or holiday breakfast—make it the morning of or prep it the night before!

If you scour Pinterest for recipes like I do, and one of the things you happen to be looking for is a breakfast casserole, you’ll fine that most of them have one thing in common:

“Place casserole in the refrigerator and let it sit overnight.”

Ugh.

When you’re not a meal planner (I’m not), that recipe step is a real bear.

I usually think of breakfast recipes on the weekends around seven in the morning, not the evening before.

Simple things like pancakes, eggs, waffles…

But breakfast casseroles are fun … all kinds of yummy breakfast tastes melded into a one-dish masterpiece.

And wouldn’t it be nice if you could make one the same day as you craved one?

Right.

Here’s my stab at that!

Kitchen tools I use to make apple cinnamon french toast breakfast casserole:

Slices of apple cinnamon french toast casserole — perfect for weekend breakfast!

Apple Cinnamon French Toast Breakfast Casserole

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes

This breakfast casserole is a perfect holiday or weekend breakfast treat!

Ingredients

  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • 5 slices of French bread, cut 1 1/2″ thick
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 3/4 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 apple, peeled and sliced thin (use Golden Delicious or another baking apple)
  • 3 tablespoons butter, cut into small cubes

Instructions

  1. Coat a 2-quart glass baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. Place the slices of bread in the baking dish. It will be a tight fit, and the pieces should all touch—that’s what you want.
  2. Whisk the eggs, milk, 1/2 tablespoon cinnamon, and 1/4 cup sugar together for about 30 seconds. Pour half of the liquid over-top the bread, taking care to coat all the pieces.
  3. Toss the apple slices with the cinnamon, nutmeg and remaining sugar. Lay the apple slices on top in one layer. Pour the remaining liquid mixture over-top the apples. Dot the top with butter.
  4. Cover the baking dish, and refrigerate for 1 hour (it would be okay sitting overnight if that’s easier).

When you're ready to bake:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and take the casserole out of the fridge while you’re waiting for the oven to get to temp.
  2. Bake the casserole uncovered for 1 hour, and then let it sit for 10-15 minutes before cutting it into squares.
  3. Serve with butter and syrup, and/or more cinnamon-sugar.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 650Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 220mgSodium: 869mgCarbohydrates: 98gFiber: 5gSugar: 41gProtein: 22g

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Hi, I'm Liza, a self-proclaimed word-nerd who loves getting sucked into whimsical stories and epic movies. I have laid-back, practical attitude towards life, and as a foodie at heart, I relish the chance to both cook and eat. (No picky-eater here!) I'm always on the hunt for the perfect mojito, inspiration for a third tattoo and time to finish my novel.

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