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Apple French Toast Bake

in quick and easy whole grain dairy free gluten free overnight guaranteed classic

Author: Janet Matz

Apple French Toast Bake Recipe

We love this prepare-ahead breakfast casserole for its creamy, warm insides and cinnamon-y apple topping. We also think that a layer of cooked breakfast sausage between the bread and the apples would be mighty tasty. Our thanks to longtime King Arthur friend Janet Matz for this recipe.

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At a glance

about 8 to 12 servings
Nutrition information


Choose your measure:

French toast

  • 1 baguette, about 18" to 20" long
  • 8 large eggs
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • 5 to 6 apples (1 3/4 to 2 pounds fresh apples), peeled and thinly sliced; Granny Smith is a good choice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter



  1. Lightly butter a 9" x 13" baking pan or similar-sized casserole dish. Slice a day-old baguette into 3/4" to 1" slices, and lay them in the pan; you'll need about 21 slices to fill the pan, making a single layer.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl beat the eggs, then whisk in the milk, sugar, vanilla, nutmeg and salt.
  3. Pour this mixture over the bread, and let it soak in while you're preparing the topping.
  4. Peel and slice the apples thinly. Toss them with the remaining topping ingredients, and spread them over the bread in the pan.
  5. Cover the pan, and refrigerate overnight; or for up to 48 hours.
  6. Remove the pan from the refrigerator, uncover it, and bake the French toast in a preheated 375°F oven for 45 to 55 minutes, until the apples are soft and the eggs set.
  7. Remove from the oven, and sprinkle with the sugar of your choice, if desired; or drizzle with maple syrup.
  8. Yield: about 8 to 12 servings.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 2 1/4" x 4 1/2"
  • Servings Per Batch 12
Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories 310
  • Calories from Fat
  • Total Fat 9g
  • Saturated Fat
  • Trans Fat
  • Cholesterol 179mg
  • Sodium 375mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 31g
  • Dietary Fiber 3g
  • Sugars 18g
  • Protein 11g

* The nutrition information provided for this recipe is determined by the ESHA Genesis R&D software program. Substituting any ingredients may change the posted nutrition information.