Cranberry-Apple French Toast

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 40 min + standing


12 servings

Updated: Sep. 14, 2022
My husband's breakfast club at work raves about this make-ahead French toast. Pop it in the oven in the morning to get your day off to a sweet, bubbly start. —Mara Faulkner, Martinsburg, West Virginia
Cranberry-Apple French Toast Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2/3 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon, divided
  • 3 medium Granny Smith apples, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 loaf (1 pound) challah or egg bread, cut into 1-inch slices


  1. Mix first 4 ingredients and 2 teaspoons cinnamon; toss with apples and cranberries. Transfer to a greased 13x9-in. baking dish.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, vanilla and remaining cinnamon. Dip bread in egg mixture to moisten; place over fruit, overlapping or trimming slices to fit. Pour remaining egg mixture over bread. Refrigerate, covered, overnight.
  3. Preheat oven to 375°. Remove baking dish from refrigerator while oven heats. Bake, covered, 30 minutes. Uncover; bake until bubbly and lightly browned, 10-15 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 295 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 126mg cholesterol, 197mg sodium, 45g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 2g fiber), 8g protein.