Overnight French toast with baked apples, it is ready for you in the morning to bake, and eat. All that good milk and spices soak in overnight for a delicious flavor.
Have I told you in my church I work with young ladies ages 12 and 13? Every week we have a nightly activity; either with other young women 14-18 and/or other young men ages 12-18 or just our small group. These activities all should be planned and directed by the young women themselves with guidance by their adult leader. in this case me. This Sunday morning, I invited my 4 young Beehives, for that is what we call them, over for breakfast and a planning meeting. It was successful in 3 ways; one – I got to know these beautiful girls better, two – we did some great planning and scheduling with activities and three – we ate a delicious breakfast of baked apple French Toast. So delicious in fact that I wanted to share with you the recipe.
I often debate and hold off on sharing recipes because they are not my own, but this one was inspired by Favorite Family Recipes with a little tweaking of my own accord. I really liked this recipe because you make it the night before and bake it the morning of. It takes a little time to assemble mostly because of the peeling, coring and slicing of the apples and does require all night in the fridge and one hour bake time; so do plan ahead. But if you have done your preparation this is a perfect breakfast to not have to do much the morning of.
Baked Apple French Toast
- 1 loaf French bread*
- 6 eggs
- 1 1/2 cup milk
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1 Tbs. vanilla
- 1/2 to 3/4 cup apple sauce
- 3 apples
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup white sugar
- Spray a 9 x 13 pan with cooking oil (don't miss this part, I forgot to and it took quite a bit of soaking and scrubbing to clean up afterwards).
- Slice your loaf of French bread into 1 1/2 inch slices and lay them flat inside your pan.
- Break eggs into a mixing bowl and beat with a whisk
- Add milk, 1/3 cup sugar, and vanilla. Beat to incorporate with the whisk.
- Add apple sauce and stir to mix in.
- Pour over the bread.
- Sprinkle your apples all over the top of the bread.
- Sprinkle lightly the nutmeg over the apples and bread.
- Sprinkle the cinnamon over the apples and bread to give a nice coating (less if you don't like a lot of cinnamon)
- Sprinkle white sugar over the top of the bread and apples.
- Sprinkle very generously brown sugar all over the top of the bread and apples.
- Cover with foil and set in the fridge overnight.
- In the morning, preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
- Remove pan for the fridge, uncover and place in the oven to bake for 1 hour.
- Serve warm with buttermilk syrup (this tastes like melted caramel sauce - lots of butter and sugar).
- Add fresh strawberries and blueberries if desired.