Sweet Challah bread, crisp apples and delicious spices make one delicious breakfast bake that your whole family will love!
I've professed my love for weekend breakfasts many times before. Not being rushed and having all the time in the world to make a delicious and hearty breakfast for my family just fills my heart with joy.
I tend to be a sweet breakfast lover. I can't wait to make pancakes, waffles, cinnamon rolls or any other sweet treat for my boys. Of course I need bacon to go along with those too, because everyone needs bacon. I mean, you just do!
Although I love spending weekend mornings in the kitchen, it's also nice to have something ready to pop in the oven when I get up. No fussing, just pull it out of the frig, bake and enjoy. There is more time for coffee and Food Network shows that way!
This overnight French toast is perfect for those types of morning. Quick and easy to prep the night before and ready in a flash the next morning. Plus it's warm and comforting, and you just can't beat that.
Overnight Apple Pie French Toast Bake
Recipe written by the Chef Next Door
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For the French Toast:
1 loaf Challah bread
2 cups milk
2 Tbsp granulated sugar
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 tsp ground apple pie spice
Pinch of salt
For the apple topping:
2 Gala apples, peeled, cored and diced
2 Tbsp butter
2 Tbsp brown sugar
1/2 tsp apple pie spice
Slice the Challah bread into 12 slices. In a large bowl, combine the eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla and apple pie spice and beat with a whisk until blended. Dip each slice of bread quickly into the mixture, then arrange them in a buttered baking dish, overlapping the slices as needed. Pour the remaining egg mixture over the bread slices, making sure all are covered evenly. Cover with foil and refrigerate overnight.
The next morning, take the casserole dish out of the refrigerator and set on the counter while the oven is preheating to 350 degrees. Bake the french toast for 40 minutes, until puffed and lightly golden.
While the casserole is baking, make the apple topping. Simmer the apples, butter, sugar, and apple pie spice until the apples are tender, about 10-15 minutes.
As soon as the French toast is done, pour the apple topping and all the juices over the top. Serve with maple syrup.