Apple Cinnamon French Toast Breakfast Casserole

Prep: 15 minutes | Rest: 1 hour (up to overnight) | Bake: 1 hour | Serves: 4


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


Coat a 9x9" 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, but that's what you want.

Whisk the eggs, milk 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.

Lay the apple slices on top in one layer. Pour the remaining liquid mixture over-top the apples.

Mix 1/4-cup sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg together, and sprinkle it all over the top of the casserole. Dot the top with butter.

Cover the baking dish, and refrigerate for 1-hour (but it would be okay overnight if that's easier).

After an hour:

Preheat the oven to 350°F and take the casserole out of the fridge while you're waiting for the oven to finish preheating.

Bake the casserole uncovered for 1-hour, and then let it sit for 10-15 minutes before cutting it into squares. Serving with butter and syrup, or more cinnamon-sugar.


Liza Hawkins | (a)Musing Foodie | September 2012