Saturday, October 25, 2008

Baked Apple Cinnamon French Toast

My newest fave...

I can't claim that this is the healthiest recipe on here, but it is SO WORTH the indulgence! And another thing that's really nice about this recipe is that it can be entirely prepped the night before, if you're serving it for breakfast. Your overnight guests will be dazzled by how effortless you make breakfast look! And pretty much nothing could be better than the warm flavors of apples, cinnamon, and maple syrup on a chilly morning. (Not that it's chilly in California yet, because it isn't. I love this state!)

As always, you may want to double this so it feeds more people.

Preheat to 400.
Grease an 8x8 dish with cooking spray.
Slice French bread into 1-inch thick slices, and place in baking dish.

Mix together:
1/2 cup milk
2 eggs
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Pour mixture over bread slices, and turn the slices to coat.
Peel and slice two apples, and layer over the bread slices. (I like Fuji apples.)

Combine 1/4 cup sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Sprinkle over apples.
Using 1 Tablespoon of butter, cut into small pieces and place randomly over the apple/cinnamon mixture in baking dish. (See picture)

It's best if it sits in the fridge for a few hours, or even up to 8 hours. After you remove from the fridge, let it sit for 15-30 minutes before baking. Bake for 50-60 minutes, or until knife inserted comes out clean.

You could sprinkle individual portions with powdered sugar to garnish, or give each serving a dollop of whipped cream. (Mmmmmm!) If you try it, let me know what you think!

I know I just made this last night, but I seriously want to make it again for dinner today! Someone stop me!


Jeni said...

I LOVE this blog! So many good ideas! This recipe sounds sooooo good, I'll have to try it...

Liz said...

I too am excited about finding this. I'm not the best cook, and mainly we are like little kids that are too scared to try anything too crazy new. So yay! I'm excited to give these tried and true recipes a whirl. :) Thanks Erica!

Christina said...

MMMMM . . . . this sounds absolutely wonderful! I am so going to try it! Thanks, Erica! I am so glad that you put this together!

Katie said...

I made Friday night and we had it for breakfast on Saturday. It was SO GOOD!!!