Apple Swirl Bread French Toast Bake

8 Servings
20 Prep Time
60 Cook Time

Feel like apple pie for breakfast? This French toast is a sensational substitute!

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Ingredients

1 loaf Thomas’® Cinnamon Swirl Bread, cubed
6 large eggs
2 cups milk
¾ teaspoon cinnamon, divided
2 tablespoons butter
2 Gala apples, diced
1 Granny Smith apple, diced
½ cup brown sugar, divided
¼ cup maple syrup

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 375°F and grease a 9-by-13-inch baking pan. Add bread cubes to the pan, distributing evenly. Bread will reach about 1½-inches above top edge of pan.
2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk the eggs, milk and ½ teaspoon cinnamon. Pour over the bread and push the bread down to soak up the liquid.
3. In a large skillet over medium-low heat, melt butter and add apples. Sprinkle the remaining cinnamon on top, stir and cover to steam until starting to get tender (approximately 4–5 minutes). Remove lid and sprinkle with 2–3 tablespoons of brown sugar. Continue cooking with cover off until tender and slightly caramelized. Remove from heat to cool slightly.
4. Sprinkle bread with remaining brown sugar. Spoon ¾ of the apples evenly over the top and push down into the bread. Bake on a center rack for 45 minutes to 1 hour. It’s done when the bread and apples are golden brown and the egg mixture is no longer wet. Test by inserting a fork in the center—if fork emerges wet, bake for another 5–10 minutes.
5. Remove from oven and serve immediately, topping each slice with remaining sautéed apples and maple syrup.
Apple Swirl Bread French Toast Bake Feel like apple pie for breakfast? This French toast is a sensational substitute! 8 servings 1 loaf Thomas’® Cinnamon Swirl Bread, cubed
6 large eggs
2 cups milk
¾ teaspoon cinnamon, divided
2 tablespoons butter
2 Gala apples, diced
1 Granny Smith apple, diced
½ cup brown sugar, divided
¼ cup maple syrup
1. Preheat oven to 375°F and grease a 9-by-13-inch baking pan. Add bread cubes to the pan, distributing evenly. Bread will reach about 1½-inches above top edge of pan. 2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk the eggs, milk and ½ teaspoon cinnamon. Pour over the bread and push the bread down to soak up the liquid. 3. In a large skillet over medium-low heat, melt butter and add apples. Sprinkle the remaining cinnamon on top, stir and cover to steam until starting to get tender (approximately 4–5 minutes). Remove lid and sprinkle with 2–3 tablespoons of brown sugar. Continue cooking with cover off until tender and slightly caramelized. Remove from heat to cool slightly. 4. Sprinkle bread with remaining brown sugar. Spoon ¾ of the apples evenly over the top and push down into the bread. Bake on a center rack for 45 minutes to 1 hour. It’s done when the bread and apples are golden brown and the egg mixture is no longer wet. Test by inserting a fork in the center—if fork emerges wet, bake for another 5–10 minutes. 5. Remove from oven and serve immediately, topping each slice with remaining sautéed apples and maple syrup. Apple Swirl Bread French Toast Bake