Apple French toast… I know it sounds complicated, but I’m happy to tell you that it is actually quite simple, and this make-ahead recipe is SO worth the extra few minutes that it takes to slice up the apples!
If you’re looking to impress your family and friends with an amazing brunch, THIS fancy dish needs to be on the menu. It looks fabulous, it sounds fabulous, but most importantly, it tastes SO good.
I absolutely love breakfast food, and french toast ranks really high on my list of favorites. But this isn’t just any ordinary french toast recipe- it is THE french toast recipe that you need in your life.
Buttery baked apples, vanilla and maple syrup add so much flavor to every bite, and with a drizzle of maple syrup & a dusting of powdered sugar, it is art on a plate!
I have so many happy memories tied to this apple french toast recipe because for as long as I can remember, my grandmother has made it for our family’s Christmas brunch.
Christmas morning just wouldn’t be the same without it! I’m so glad to be able to share it with all of you. I promise, it will make any breakfast or brunch feel special.
Let’s get to it!
How to Make Apple French Toast
First, you’re going to make a syrup by cooking the brown sugar, butter, and syrup. Pour the syrup into a baking dish, and sprinkle the apples on top of it.
Next, whisk together the eggs, milk, and vanilla and pour over your slices of bread. Cover and refrigerate overnight so that all of that flavor and goodness and start to soak in.
The next morning, bake the french toast uncovered at 350 degrees for 40 minutes – the slices will begin to take on a beautiful golden shade and the apples will become nice and soft.
Serve warm with a drizzle of syrup! Look how fancy we are! You’re going to love it.
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- 1 cup Brown Sugar
- 1 stick butter (we use unsalted)
- 2 Tablespoons maple syrup
- 2-3 peeled & diced Granny Smith Apples
- 8 eggs
- 1 Loaf French Bread (not hard baguettes)
- 1 1/2 cup milk (we use full fat)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
Cook sugar, butter, and syrup until melted and syrupy. Pour into 9x13 baking dish.
Spread apples over this.
Slice bread into about 3/4 inch slices.
Place on top of apples, whisk together eggs, milk, & vanilla and pour over bread.
Cover and refrigerate overnight.
Bake uncovered for at 350 for 40 minutes.
Serve with Syrup