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Cinnamon Apple French Toast Casserole

Bake up an apple French toast casserole, topped with cinnamon brown sugar, for busy mornings on the go or an easy holiday breakfast. Perfect for a crowd!
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Course: Breakfast and Brunch
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Chill Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 7 hours 25 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 371kcal
Author: Mel Lockcuff


  • Pyrex 4-Piece Glass Measuring Cup Set
  • Emile Henry Made In France HR Modern Classics Large Rectangular Baker, 13 x 9
  • Apple Corer, Peeler, and Slicer




  • Cube the bread into small 1-inch cubes, and layer with pecans in the baking dish.
  • Mix together the chopped apples, melted butter, sour cream, sugar, brown sugar, corn starch, cinnamon, nutmeg, and lemon juice.
  • Toss the apple mixture with the bread and pecans in the casserole dish.
  • Whisk together the eggs, milk, vanilla extract, and salt.
  • Pour the egg mixture over the bread cubes and pecans in the baking dish, making sure all of the bread is soaked with the egg mixture.
  • Cover and chill for a good 4 to 6 hours or overnight.
  • When you're ready to bake the casserole, remove it from the fridge, and preheat the oven to 350° F.
  • Meanwhile, mix the sliced butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon together in a small mixing bowl.
  • Crumble or clump the topping over the entire breakfast casserole.
  • Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil, and bake at 350° F for about 40 minutes. Then uncover and continue baking for an additional 15-20 minutes.
  • Once it's thoroughly cooked through, remove it from the oven and let it cool for just a few minutes.
  • Then slice and serve with powdered sugar and/or maple syrup.



*20 ounces equals about 22 slices. Keep in mind you can also use Texas toast, sourdoughchallah breadFrench bread, or really any other type of fresh baked bread; but it may change the texture of the casserole.
**Pecans are totally optional; you can also use walnuts.
***My favorite apples to use for recipes like this include Jonathan, Jonagold, Granny Smith, Golden Delicious, and Honeycrisp.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 371kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 141mg | Sodium: 514mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 20g
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