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This baked apple French toast is sure to be a crowd pleaser

This baked apple French toast is sure to be a crowd pleaser

The perfect seasonal fall brunch, baked apple French toast is a simple recipe to feed a crowd using Granny Smith apples, cinnamon and Challah bread.

Ready in 40 minutes

Prep: 15

Cook: 25

Serves 4


8 cups egg bread cut into 1″ cubes

6 eggs

2 cups milk

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 1/2 tsp cinnamon, divided

2 tbsp unsalted butter

2 Granny Smith apples, sliced

1/4 cup chopped walnuts, optional

2 Tbsp brown sugar


1. Preheat oven to 375F. Arrange bread in a 9×13 oven-proof casserole dish. In a large bowl whisk together eggs, milk, vanilla and 1 tsp of cinnamon and pour over bread, pressing bread down to soak up all the liquid.

2. Meanwhile, melt butter in a non-stick medium frying pan over medium-high heat. Add apples, and cook for 4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add in walnuts (if using), brown sugar and remaining 1/2 tsp of cinnamon, cook for another 2 minutes. Pour apples on top of bread, pressing down with a spoon to arrange evenly and press apple slices into the cracks.

3. Bake in the centre of the oven for 20-25 minutes.