Overnight Apple Pie French Toast Casserole
French toast normally takes a lot of time to make. Stand at the stove. Dip. Cook. Flip. Repeat.
When you make an Overnight Apple Pie French Toast Casserole it’s way easier. Dump. Bake. Eat!
The other day Mel told me the voice on his phone was now a man. He hadn’t done anything to the phone; she just all of a sudden changed to a he.
We were talking about this when Jordan walked into the room and she’s all, “Oh, I did that.”
To which we were all, “Huh? Siri can change to a man?!”
And she replied, “Yeah, the other day I was playing with her on Daddy’s phone. I told her she was stupid so she took me to the settings where I could change her to a man.”
There are so many things wrong with this situation I cannot even start.
Now, in Jordan’s defense, I probably don’t say the nicest things about my Siri. I’ve called her a witch on many occasions.
I’ll be driving and ask where the Roller King is and she’ll tell me where Rolling Hills is. Not helpful.
I’ll be driving and ask here where the nearest gas station is and she’ll tell me I’m out of luck. I start to sweat and 30 seconds later drive by a Chevron. Seriously?
And the worst offense: I’ll set her up on directions to someplace I’ve never been. She’ll get me from my house to the freeway and then…stop talking. Because obviously that’s helpful, right? #NO
But, in her defense, if you ask her a Knock Knock joke or “What does the fox say” she’s pretty darn hilarious.
Funny, I just asked her what French Toast was and she took me to wikipedia. Does she know nothing about me?
Crazy for Crust, Siri. Google it.
I thought I was being all original when I created this overnight french toast recipe. I mean, overnight bluberry french toast went around the blogosphere last month. And I’ve made a banana version. But apple pie? Surely I’m a genius.
I’m not. Lisa thought of it first. <–why I don’t google
I’ve been dreaming about this recipe for awhile now. Craving it, actually. Because I knew that I was going to make a french toast base and top it with apples and then put crumble on top.
Because everything should be topped with crumble.
This Apple Pie French Toast Casserole is so good. It’s like dessert that you can eat for breakfast. The french toast part is like the crust, topped with apples and crumble…just like pie.
A few notes about this easy recipe:
- I used a stale-ish loaf of sliced french bread. I always buy those already-sliced boules and then eat one slice and it goes stale. So I sliced the rest of the 1lb loaf up for the base of the french toast.
- You pour the egg mixture over the bread and then let it sit overnight. I literally did the bread and egg mixture in 5 minutes before I went to bed. You can do it earlier in the day…I just forgot until 8pm.
- I used an apple pie filling for my apples. It was easier and I had pie filling on hand. You can also cook the apples like you would for this recipe and use them instead.
- The crumble is my favorite crumble topping. Brown sugar, butter, oats, and flour. Just four ingredients get mixed in a mixer until they are crumbly. Top the french toast and bake and you have pie.
Take that Siri!
Overnight Apple Pie French Toast Casserole
Yield: 12 servings
Total Time: 9 hours
This Overnight Apple Pie French Toast Casserole is just like an apple pie…for breakfast!
- 1 (16 oz or so) loaf of day-old french or sourdough bread (about 16 slices)
- 5 large eggs
- 1 1/3 cups milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 (approximately 21 ounce) can of apple pie filling (see note)
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1 cup quick cooking oats
- Spray a 9×13 baking dish with cooking spray. Slice french bread into bite-sized cubes. Place in the bottom of the pan.
- Whisk eggs, milk, vanilla, granulated sugar, and cinnamon until blended. Pour over bread pieces in pan. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 6 hours or overnight.
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Remove french toast from the refrigerator. Evenly spread pie filling over the top.
- With a hand or a stand mixer, combine butter, flour, brown sugar, and oats until a crumble forms. It’ll take awhile, especially with a hand mixer. Sprinkle evenly over the top of the casserole.
- Bake for 33-38 minutes until slightly golden and baked through. Serve warm with powdered sugar, syrup and/or whipped cream.
If you prefer to use fresh apples and not pie filling, follow the apple directions in this recipe.