Slow-Cooked Apple Cinnamon French Toast

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Cook: 3 hours


14 servings

Updated: Nov. 08, 2023
My husband works nights. I often put this casserole together when I'm making dinner and refrigerate it. I'll put the crock into the cooker around midnight and set the timer, so his breakfast is ready when he gets home. Leftovers reheat well in the microwave. —Donna Gribbins, Shelbyville, Kentucky
Slow-Cooked Apple Cinnamon French Toast Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 loaf (1 pound) Italian bread, cubed
  • 3 medium tart apples, peeled and chopped
  • 6 large eggs
  • 2 cups 2% milk
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup caramel apple dip
  • 1 cup maple syrup


  1. In a greased 5- or 6-qt. slow cooker, combine bread and apples. In a large bowl, whisk eggs, milk, cream, sugar, cinnamon, vanilla and salt. Pour over bread mixture and stir to combine; gently press bread down into milk mixture. Cook, covered, on low until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean, 3-4 hours.
  2. Meanwhile, combine caramel syrup ingredients in a small saucepan. Cook and stir over medium heat until smooth and heated through. Serve warm with French toast.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving with about 2 tablespoon syrup: 343 calories, 12g fat (6g saturated fat), 103mg cholesterol, 302mg sodium, 51g carbohydrate (34g sugars, 2g fiber), 8g protein.