{Overnight} Dutch Apple Pie French Toast Casserole

{Overnight} Dutch Apple Pie French Toast Casserole Follow Me on Pinterest

I can’t say enough good things about make-ahead breakfasts. They’re great for busy mornings, weekends, holiday, or any time that you want a delicious breakfast but don’t want to spend all morning in the kitchen. And did I mention how yummy they are?

This Dutch Apple Pie French Toast Casserole is apple French toast topped with a brown sugar crumb topping. I ate it as-is, and it’s like having great bread pudding for breakfast. Of course, you could also top it with butter and some maple syrup if you like. And if you want a lot of crumble, just double the amount of topping.

{Overnight} Dutch Apple Pie French Toast Casserole


French Toast
1 lb. loaf French bread, in 1-inch cubes
2 c. peeled and diced Granny Smith apple
8 large eggs
1 ½ c. fat-free half-and-half (or milk)
1 c. apple cider
1/4 c. granulated sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp. ginger
1/4 tsp. allspice
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 c. brown sugar, packed
1/4 c. granulated sugar
1/4 c. rolled oats
2 T. all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp. ginger
1/8 tsp. allspice
2 T. butter, cold


  1. Grease a 9×13 pan; set aside.
  2. Place bread cubes and diced apple in a large mixing bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together eggs, half-and-half, apple cider, sugar, vanilla, spices, and salt until combined.
  4. Pour egg mixture over bread cubes, and toss to combine.
  5. Pour the bread and egg mixture into prepared pan.
  6. Gently press the bread cubes into the egg mixture.
  7. Cover, and refrigerate overnight.
  8. In the morning, preheat the oven to 350 F (325 F for glass pans).
  9. Set the pan out while you let the oven preheat.
  10. To make the topping, stir together sugars, oats, flour, and spices.
  11. Cut in the butter to make a crumble. I use my hands to smoosh it into pebble-sized pieces.
  12. Bake for about 45-55 minutes.
  13. This recipe can easily be halved and made in a 9x9-inch baking pan or 8x11-inch baking pan. Reduce cooking time to 35-40 minutes.


  1. Sherry says

    Is there any way you could make videos? BTW I will be taking this to work tomorrow for a breakfast meeting I’m sure it will be a hit.

    Thank you!!

    • says

      I hope you all enjoy the French toast!!

      Yes! I have had that on my to-do list since October, and I really want to get going with some videos. is there anything in particular that you would like the videos to cover (techniques, recipe prep, etc.)?

  2. says

    Kate, I have to agree…I love to make ahead breakfast, too. Especially during this time of year with all of the holidays and entertaining family and guests. (Sometimes, guests that stay for a couple days.) Sharing on g+ and pinning! (So happy you shared this with all of us at the Show Stopper Saturday party!) Have a great and happy Tuesday, Kate! (=
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    • says

      Me too! It just makes life so much easier when you don’t have to worry about breakfast on busy mornings. Sure! ;)

    • says

      Thanks!! If you double the topping, you’ll end up with something that’s a cross between apple pie French toast and apple crisp. So, you can’t really go wrong with something like that! =)

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