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Apple French Toast Casserole

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Apple French Toast Casserole by Dessert Now Dinner Later for OhSweetBasil.com

It’s almost fall y’all!  Oh, hello again!  It’s Amber from Dessert Now, Dinner Later! and I am here sharing a delicious sweet breakfast treat!  Move over summer, because I am ready for fall flavors, namely pumpkin and apple!  Apple won today with this Apple French Toast Casserole!

Apple French Toast Casserole by Dessert Now Dinner Later for OhSweetBasil.com

This is one of those upside down french toast casseroles.  You can reference my Upside-Down Orange French Toast in case you have no idea what I am talking about.  All the goodies (a.k.a. apples, oats, butter, cinnamon and sugar) are on the bottom, keeping nice and moist so when you flip it over, it kind of drizzles over that piece of french bread!  Delicious!

Apple French Toast Casserole by Dessert Now Dinner Later for OhSweetBasil.com

This Apple French Toast was inspired by my love of apple crisp and apple pie, hence the yummy oats in there.  You totally don’t need syrup for this, but why not drizzle just a little bit for some extra good-ness?

Apple French Toast Casserole by Dessert Now Dinner Later for OhSweetBasil.com

I love these kinds of breakfast casseroles for the weekend when you want to be lazy and sleep in, and this recipe is perfect to prep the night before; it needs time to soak up the egg mixture anyway.

Apple French Toast Casserole by Dessert Now Dinner Later for OhSweetBasil.com

Save this recipe for the holidays or just for a fun family filled weekend! Enjoy!

What Bread Do You Use For French Toast?

The ideal thickness for a slice of French toast is 3/4″ to 1″ thick.

Soft bread usually means you end up with soggy slices.

You can dry most any bread out a little and it will make good french toast.

But, really good french toast is made with french bread, or challah, brioche, or even a loaf of traditional country white bread with a dense, almost cakey crumb is going to really soak up the custard so you can get the creamy interior and crunchy exterior.

Slice it thickly—about an inch wide works.

Can French Toast Be Frozen?

Yes, french toast can be frozen and reheated later.

Cook French toast and allow to cool completely.

Place a sheet of wax paper between each slice of French toast.

Wrap the French toast stack tightly in aluminum foil or place inside a heavy-duty freezer bag and freeze.

French toast can be kept frozen for up to 2 months.

How Do You Reheat French Toast?

French toast can be reheated in the oven, the microwave, or even in the toaster.

Apple French Toast Casserole

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Apple French Toast Casserole by Dessert Now Dinner Later for OhSweetBasil.com

Apple French Toast Casserole

4.5 from 2 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 8 servings


Apple and Oat Mixture:

  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup oats old fashioned or quick cook
  • 2 large or 3 small granny smith apples peeled, cored, and thinly sliced

French Bread:

  • 8, 1- inch slices of french bread about 3/4 of a loaf depending on how big it is
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon


  • Place melted butter, sugar, cinnamon, and oats in the bottom of a 13x9-inch baking dish.
  • Layer apple slices on top of the oat mixture to fill the bottom of the pan.
  • Layer 8 slices of french bread on top of the apples.
  • Mix heavy cream, eggs, vanilla, and salt in a bowl.
  • Pour evenly over the french bread.
  • Combine 2 Tbsp sugar with 1/2 tsp of cinnamon and sprinkle over the top of the soaked bread.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and let refrigerate several hours to overnight, until the bread has soaked up all the eggy liquid.
  • Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 45 to 50 minutes or until the bread in the center puffs up and is cooked through.
  • Scoop slices of french toast out, one and a time, and invert them onto a plate so the bottom becomes the top with the oat and streusel mixture facing up.
  • Drizzle with syrup if desired.
  • Enjoy hot.


Recipe from Dessert Now, Dinner Later!
to reheat, cover with foil and place in 350 degree oven till hot
Nutrition Facts
Apple French Toast Casserole
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 392
% Daily Value*
Cholesterol 171.2mg57%
Carbohydrates 33.9g11%
Fiber 2.7g11%
Sugar 20.6g23%
Protein 7g14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • This didn’t turn out quite right. The egg mixture that didn’t soak in right away (which was most of it) went to the bottom but didn’t rise above the apples and then didn’t soak into the bread overnight. When I baked it, some bubbled up and went in to the bread but not enough. It still tasted delicious – kind of like sugar cinnamon toast with yummy, gooey apples – but it wasn’t french toast. I’d still make it again but make more egg mixture or do less apples.

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    • Hi Maggie! I’m so sorry it didn’t turn out how you expected but I’m so glad you still enjoyed it! It’s definitely more of a casserole than french toast. I haven’t made this recipe in so long, I need to make it again and remind myself of the details.

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  • I woke this morning at 6 am with a rumbling stomach and two alien beings searching for an energy source (I’m pregnant with twins), my only problem is I popped this in the oven last night and set it to come on this morning ready for breakfast at a civilised hour, so I’ve an hour to wait… not easy when you’re a cinnamon with anything addict and neeeeeeed to eat it an hour ago!!

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    • Well, I hope it satisfies you and the babies once it’s finally ready! 😉

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    • hahaha, when I started reading your comment I had to double take at “aliens” for a moment there. 🙂 congrats on twins!

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  • This looks absolutely amazing! I can’t wait to try it!

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    • Thanks Erin! Enjoy!

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  • I literally want to lick the screen! This is amazing!

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    • Well, thank you!

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      • I didn’t have heavy cream so I used Evaporated Milk, Hopefully it will come out ok!!

      • I’m sure it will be just fine! I hope you like it!

  • Forget breakfast, I need this for dinner tonight! Looks incredible!

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    • Haha, awesome! Thanks Ashley!

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  • Yikes! That looks so good!!!

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    • Thank you so much!

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  • This looks heavenly Amber!!

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    • You’re so sweet Nicole! Thank you!

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