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A Baked Apple French Toast recipe. A recipe for Baked Apple Cinnamon French Toast.

Breakfast is the best. The endless combinations of delicious food make for creative meals and awesomeness. Do you want sweet or do you want savory? Do you want cold or hot? Its up to you. This is a good recipe for you guys to kick off your breakfast genius. You could add bacon, or nutella, or bananas. Anything will really be good. Remember when we posted our Baked Egg Boats? This is like that, a vehicle for breakfast creativity. So go and get your breakfast on!
♥ Teri

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Baked Apple Cinnamon French Toast
Serves 6 to 8

2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened and divided
2 apples, peeled, cored and thinly sliced and divided
2 tablespoons light brown sugar
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon, divided
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg, divided
1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
6 eggs, lightly beaten
2 cups milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 loaf (thick sliced) sourdough bread (about 10 to 12 slices), slightly stale

1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
2. Lightly grease an 8”x8” baking dish with 1 tablespoon butter.
3. Place apples in a mixing bowl and sprinkle with sugar, ½ tablespoon cinnamon, and ¼ teaspoon nutmeg. Gently toss together until apple slices are well coated.
4. Place all but 10-12 slices apple into the bottom of the baking dish and spread into an even layer. Set aside.
5. Place eggs, milk, vanilla, cardamom, remaining cinnamon and nutmeg into a mixing bowl and whisk together.
6. Dip a slice of bread into the egg mixture until well coated and place into the baking dish with a slice of apple pressed onto it. Repeat until all bread slices have been used or until baking dish is filled. Pour remaining egg mixture over the baking dish, cover with plastic wrap and place in refrigerator for 1 hour. Uncover, dot surface with remaining butter and bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until egg mixture has set and bread has toasted.
7. Allow to cool for 5 minutes before scooping and serving with powdered sugar and maple syrup, if desired.


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  1. Bethany Not Specified Not Specified

    This looks absolutely delicious! My husband and I will definitely be trying this asap!! And great animated photo! I wish more blogs did things like that to show how to make it. Very helpful.

  2. Mary @ Bake Break Not Specified Not Specified

    AWESOME! I love your assembly pictures – so much fun! This definitely looks like something to try in my kitchen!

  3. Megan Not Specified Not Specified

    Love this and that gif is my favorite.

  4. Kate Not Specified Not Specified

    That gif is fantastic. And I want some french toast!!

  5. teresita Not Specified Not Specified

    I’m so trying this!! And the animated gif is too cool!!

  6. Caroline @ Between Your Ears Not Specified Not Specified

    Precious! I love fun breakfast recipes for the weekends, and I might have to try this one out soon. I’ll let you know how it goes!

  7. Naomi A. Not Specified Not Specified

    Animated gifs make me so hungry…

  8. Averie @ Averie Cooks Not Specified Not Specified

    This looks so good and I love your GIF files/app or whatever it’s called….so fun!

  9. Heidi @ Food Doodles Not Specified Not Specified

    Oooh, so pretty! And it sounds delicious. Oh, and I loooove your gifs! They are so awesome!

  10. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar Not Specified Not Specified

    This sounds fabulous! Love the look of this breakfast.

  11. ileana Not Specified Not Specified

    Que rico!

  12. Veronica @ My Eats & Treats Not Specified Not Specified

    This looks GORGEOUS!!! How do you make the assembly “video”?

  13. joy Not Specified Not Specified

    Sweetest GIF! This looks so yummy it’s divine.

  14. Blog is the New Black Not Specified Not Specified

    Adore everything about this!

  15. Katia Not Specified Not Specified

    Oh this is SO MUCH FUN! I love french toast any time of day… Here in France it’s eaten for dessert but it’s always a bit fiddly since you have to do it at the last minute. This looks like it could be a really easy way of preparing ahead of time (with leftovers for breakfast the next day!!!). And I LOVE the apple addition!

  16. Anna @ the shady pine Not Specified Not Specified

    Apart from this looking delicious….I cannot tell you how much I love the effects you’ve done! Love!

  17. Sara {Home is Where the Cookies Are} Not Specified Not Specified

    Uh, YUM! Apple pie meets french toast! Perfect. . . .

  18. Sally @ Spontaneous Hausfrau Not Specified Not Specified

    French toast is such breakfast comfort food! This looks great!

  19. Jaclyn Not Specified Not Specified

    Your photos are always so amazing. I’m definitely making this soon, it looks delicious!

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  21. Barbra Donachy Not Specified Not Specified

    Thank you for posting this recipe. Looks delicious and beautiful!

    Greetings from north of the Arctic Circle.

  22. Katie Not Specified Not Specified

    This looks simple and delicious! I’m going to try it with some well-ripened bananas instead of apples! Should I keep the nutmeg or cut it out with the apples?

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  24. Arianne Not Specified Not Specified

    Can this recipe be prepared the night before? I see it says to refrigerate for one hour, but would overnight be too much? Thanks!!!

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  30. Jamie Not Specified Not Specified

    Question – in the gif I don’t see apples in the bottom of the pan, but they should be there when preparing the recipe, right?