SIMPLE Apple Cinnamon Baked French Toast

SIMPLE Apple Cinnamon Baked French Toast - warm cinnamon sugar apples are baked on top of thick French toast

Baked French toast recipes are a fantastic weekend breakfast – or Sunday brunch.  They require minimal effort, feed a lot of people and you get to relax while it bakes.  But French toast can be … shall we say, boring?  Not with this Apple Cinnamon Baked French Toast recipe it isn’t!

This French Toast is a cross between the classic French toast mouth feel, but when you close your eyes you get a warm cinnamony apple flavor that has you begging for a second bite!

Ingredients in Apple Cinnamon French Toast:

French Toast Squad:

  • Slices of Bread – the ones that can soak up all the good stuff
  • Custard – the best part (eggs, milk, vanilla, cinnamon and sugar)

Apple Crew:

  • Apples – for health reasons
  • Butter – because, well, it’s butter
  • Cinnamon – adding some spicy personality
  • Brown Sugar – the sweet talker
Apple cinnamon baked french toast


A lot of baked French toast recipes call for an overnight soak. But here’s the deal: if your bread isn’t thick or stale enough, it can turn into a disappointing, soggy mess. Our approach?

  • No Overnight Soak: Unlike many baked French toast recipes, this one doesn’t require an overnight soak.
  • Perfect Bread Consistency: Making it on the spot ensures each bread slice absorbs the right amount of egg and custard without becoming mushy.
  • Apple Bliss: We dice up apples and cook them down with butter, cinnamon, and brown sugar until they’re caramelized and delightful.
  • Golden Perfection: Spoon this apple goodness on top of the bread, then bake it to a glorious, golden-brown finish.
SIMPLE Apple Cinnamon Baked French Toast - warm cinnamon sugar apples are baked on top of thick French toast

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  • Apple Cider Donuts: Fluffy donuts kissed by cinnamon and infused with the warmth of apple cider. They’re like a cozy autumn hug for your taste buds.
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SIMPLE Apple Cinnamon Baked French Toast - warm cinnamon sugar apples are baked on top of thick French toast

SIMPLE Apple Cinnamon Baked French Toast

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  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes


  • 1 stick Butter, unsalted
  • ½ Cup Brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp Ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • 4 Apples, peeled, cored, and diced small
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 1 ½ Cups Heavy cream
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp Cinnamon
  • 6 slices Brioche (or other thick bread, such as Texas Toast), sliced in half


For the apple mixture:

  1. Melt the butter in a large pan over medium heat.
  2. Add the brown sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt. Whisk until combined.
  3. Stir in the diced apples to coat.
  4. Increase the heat and bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat again and allow to simmer for 10 minutes or until the sauce is thickened and the apples are soft. Remove from heat.
  5. Preheat the oven to 375° F and prepare an 8 or 9-inch baking dish with cooking spray, butter, or coconut oil. Set aside.
  6. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, cream, vanilla, and cinnamon.
  7. Coat each half slice of bread with the egg mixture until well-saturated, then arrange in the prepared baking dish, slightly overlapping.
  8. Spoon the apple mixture over the bread, spreading evenly.
  9. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the top is golden brown.
  10. Slice and serve with maple syrup, powdered sugar, or whipped cream and enjoy!


  • Serving Size: 4

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  • Reply
    Beth W.
    October 17, 2020 at 4:53 pm

    The only reason I made this was because it wasnt soaked overnight. They always come out mushy and gross. This was perfect. I made it twice already and cant to wait to make it again

  • Reply
    Kelly A.
    November 4, 2020 at 4:32 pm

    I made this last weekend with a bunch of apples we got and it was really good. You have to try this. It makes a ton. I served it with fresh fruit and coffee and we all left the table stuffed and happy. Great recipe!

  • Reply
    January 17, 2023 at 5:40 pm

    Incredible recipe. Make this, you won’t regret it.

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