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Caramel Apple Streusel French Toast Bake makes the perfect easy make ahead breakfast or brunch! Best of all, only a few minutes to assemble at night and you just pop it in the oven in the morning! A great fall meal for weekends or special occasions!

Caramel Apple Streusel French Toast Bake

An easy overnight apple french toast bake. Topped with a cinnamon, pecan & brown sugar oat streusel. Perfect for breakfast or brunch.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword fall breakfast ideas, french toast bake, recipes for brunch
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Resting Time 6 hours
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 375 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 large loaf of French bread sourdough bread, or challah (day old bread works best), cut into cubes with the two hard ends of the loaf discarded
  • 3 medium apples sliced thinly (I used Gala and Granny Smith apples)
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups milk of your choice I used almond
  • 2 teaspoons apple pie spice
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup or honey
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

Streusel Topping:

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon rolled oats
  • 2 teaspoons chopped pecans
  • 1 stick (8 Tablespoons) butter cold

Topping:

  • caramel sauce homemade or store-bought

Instructions

  1. Grease a 9x9 or 2.5-quart baking pan, with non-stick spray.
  2. In a large bowl or measuring cup, whisk together the eggs, milk, apple pie spice mix, maple syrup, and vanilla.
  3. Pour evenly over bread cubes. Press the bread cubes slightly down to absorb the milk/egg mixture. Cover baking dish tightly with plastic wrap or foil and store in the fridge for four hours. (You can bake this immediately as well too but the toast may not soak up as much of the flavor.)

  4. Make the streusel topping: In a medium bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar, salt, and cinnamon together. Mix in the oats and pecans. Cut in the cubed butter with a pastry blender or two forks.
  5. Place mixture into a plastic bag. Seal and refrigerate overnight. This step can also be done in the morning before placing baking dish into the oven - whichever you find is easiest.
  6. When you are ready to bake, remove the dish from refrigerator and uncover. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  7. Place an even layer of the sliced apples over the cubed bread.
  8. Sprinkle the streusel topping evenly on top. Add a few more slices of apples. Drizzle an even layer of caramel sauce on top.
  9. Bake covered with foil for 30 minutes. Remove foil and bake for an additional for 15 - 20 minutes or until the French toast is set and golden brown. (Watch oven time carefully as it may vary. )
  10. Drizzle with caramel sauce before serving, if desired.
Nutrition Facts
Caramel Apple Streusel French Toast Bake
Amount Per Serving (1 serving (1/8 recipe))
Calories 375 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 141mg47%
Sodium 396mg17%
Potassium 265mg8%
Carbohydrates 68g23%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 30g33%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin A 265IU5%
Vitamin C 3.2mg4%
Calcium 96mg10%
Iron 3.2mg18%
* Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy using the WPRM recipe calculator. It is best to make your own calculations to ensure accuracy. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.