Overnight Apple-cinnamon French Toast

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Author Notes: Please believe the ingredients -- this recipe calls for skim milk and the most inexpensive supermarket Italian-ish loaf of bread you can find, and the results are spectacular!! It puffs up beautifully in the oven and tastes absolutely wonderful. I've halved it for a breakfast for 4 and we devoured it. I first tasted this at my friend Shelley's home, and she uses more cinnamon and sugar than I do, so feel free to adjust the spices as desired.Sandy

Serves 8-10

  • 1 pound loaf inexpensive supermarket French or Italian bread
  • 8 large or extra large eggs, slightly beaten
  • 3 1/2 cups skim milk
  • 3 T + 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon butter (salted is fine)
  • 5-6 apples, sliced thin (I like golden delicious)
  1. Use nonstick cooking spray or butter a 9x13 inch pan.
  2. Cut the bread into 1.5 inch slices and pack them tightly into the prepared pan in one layer.
  3. In a large bowl, stir together eggs, milk, 1/2 Cup sugar and vanilla. Pour half of this egg mixture over the bread slices.
  4. Distribute the apple slices over the bread, and top with the remaining egg mixture.
  5. In a small bowl, combine the remaining 3 Tablespoons sugar and the cinnamon and sprinkle this mixture evenly over everything in the pan. Dot with butter.
  6. Cover the whole thing and refrigerate overnight or for 6+ hours.
  7. The next day, or when ready to bake, uncover the pan and bake in a pre-heated 350-degree oven 50-60 minutes. Let stand for about 10 minutes, then cut into squares and serve warm (with maple syrup if you'd like) and enjoy!
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Catherinejagers

over 4 years ago CatherineTornow

What a perfect dish for entertaining! Easy to assemble the night before, and makes the entire house smell like apple pie in the morning. The fact that it’s baked means all the pieces are ready at once. No more serving half the table, while the other half waits not-so-patiently for their breakfast. I would recommend slicing bread no more than 1 inch thick, to help avoid sogginess.

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over 4 years ago drbabs

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I love this, too. It seems perfect for when you have overnight guests and need something that isn't too labor-intensive in the morning for breakfast.

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over 4 years ago AntoniaJames

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And who doesn't love warm apples and cinnamon first thing in the morning?? I like how this is not too heavy, and seems not too sweet. I've always been a big fan of the cheap supermarket Italian bread for French toast. It's about the only bread I ever buy, and only for this purpose. ;o)

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over 4 years ago AntoniaJames

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Great recipe! I do believe the ingredients, and like them. This looks light yet flavorful . . . .and scrumptious. Very, very nice. ;o)