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Apple-Cinnamon Baked French Toast

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 45 min.

Makes

6 servings

When my wife and I hosted a breakfast for our church group, we wanted to avoid the last-minute rush of cooking. So we decided to try this make-ahead French toast. Everyone loved it and requested the recipe.
Apple-Cinnamon Baked French Toast Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 12 slices day-old French bread (3/4 inch thick), divided
  • 6 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2-3/4 cups 2% milk
  • 2/3 cup sugar, divided
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 4 medium apples, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • Optional: Whipped cream and maple syrup

Directions

  1. Arrange 6 slices bread in a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Combine eggs, milk, 1/3 cup sugar and vanilla; pour half over bread. Top with apples. Combine cinnamon, nutmeg and remaining 1/3 cup sugar; sprinkle over apples. Top with remaining slices bread; pour remaining egg mixture over bread. Dot with butter. Cover and refrigerate 8 hours or overnight.
  2. Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Preheat oven to 350°. Bake, uncovered, until a knife inserted in center comes out clean, 45-50 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before serving. If desired, serve with whipped cream and syrup.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 378 calories, 10g fat (5g saturated fat), 200mg cholesterol, 352mg sodium, 58g carbohydrate (37g sugars, 3g fiber), 13g protein.

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