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Apple Cinnamon French Toast Casserole

This apple cinnamon french toast casserole is so reminiscent of the classic fall flavors. It reminds me of my mom’s apple pie and how excited I would get when I smelled it baking in the oven.

This past weekend, the temps got a little chilly. You bet I busted out my favorite chunky sweater and we hit up the apple orchard for some picking (if you followed my Instagram stories then you saw).  When we came home I was thinking, “what am I going to make with all of these apples?”  I decided to throw together this apple cinnamon french toast casserole.  Now I’m not one for breakfast.  Usually it’s just a cup of french roast with cream for me.  But this apple cinnamon french toast casserole reminds me of my mom’s apple pie and those feelings of comfort and indulgence.

Below I’m sharing my recipe for this apple cinnamon french toast casserole.

Apple Cinnamon French Toast Casserole

apple cinnamon french toast casserole

Apple Cinnamon French Toast Casserole

All the flavors of warm apple pie rolled up into this french toast casserole make it perfect for breakfast.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Course Breakfast
Servings 5 people


  • butter for greasing your pan
  • 1-2 loaves french bread cut into thick slices
  • 12 eggs
  • 4 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 4 apples cut into chunks
  • 1/3 cup pecans roughly chopped
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar for topping
  • 1 tsp cinnamon for topping
  • powdered sugar optional


  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Lightly grease your casserole dish with a stick of butter (I used a 9x13 dish)
  • Arrange the slices of bread into the casserole dish so that the tops are facing up
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  • Pour the egg mixture over the bread into the casserole dish, being sure to soak each piece.
  • Add the apples and pecans, pushing them down into the cracks between each slice of bread.
  • Combine the granulated sugar and cinnamon into a small bowl and sprinkle on top.
  • Bake in the oven uncovered for 40 minutes.
  • Let cool before serving.  I dusted some confectioners sugar on top and to make it a little more special, a dollop of whipped cream.
Keyword apple, fall, french toast

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apple cinnamon french toast casserole

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  • Reply
    September 15, 2018 at 5:22 pm

    My French toast casserole never works out ���� can’t wait to try this method!!

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    Megan Fioto
    September 16, 2018 at 1:56 am

    This looks sooooo delicious!!! I’ll have to try it for a thanksgiving this year 😋

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    Kabel Salad
    September 18, 2018 at 11:54 am

    Sounds so tasty! I need to cook it, thanks for the recipe!

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    Leslie Watkins
    August 19, 2021 at 11:15 am

    I can’t wait to try this one! We all love a great French toast recipe and I don’t have one with apples! Thanks for the inspiration, friend.

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    August 19, 2021 at 1:12 pm

    wow! Nicolle, this looks de-lish! I can’t wait to try it ASAP. Pinned!

  • Reply
    August 19, 2021 at 4:58 pm

    This sounds AMAZING! Thanks for sharing!!

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    Jennifer Howard
    August 20, 2021 at 2:23 pm

    Wow, this looks so yummy!!

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    August 23, 2021 at 9:15 am

    This looks delicious. I love amy recipe that can be prepped ahead. The apple flavor would be wonderful for a morning casserole dish. Pinned for future baking.

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    August 23, 2021 at 10:12 am

    5 stars
    Yum! This sounds & looks so good! Happy to hop with you!

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