I’m gonna admit, this is just an excuse to eat dessert for breakfast.
So I did.
Best. Decision. Ever.
Since baked French toast usually bakes for close to an hour, I wasn’t worried about the apples being tender or the streusel crisping up. It worked perfectly!
Now, this isn’t the most responsible breakfast you could ever eat. Let’s say it’s even just a little… indulgent.
But let’s just say maybe every once in a while you like to make a meal out of dessert. Brinner is the best way to do this!
There are some people who might look at you funny if you sit down to dinner with a slice of cheesecake. But a plate of pancakes or waffles? It must be Breakfast for Dinner night!
A pan of French toast?
Perfectly acceptable meal!
And if anyone is going to judge you for smothering your French toast in a layer of apple crisp, you’re better off without them.
This is, hands down, the best French toast I’ve ever eaten.
Because – hello – streusel. Crisp. Crumble. You should probably put it on everything, if you don’t already.
And if you’re one of those people who likes just a pan of crumble to eat by the handful, check out My Other Favorite Thing in The Universe: Salty Hazelnut Brown Sugar Crumble.
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Overnight Apple Crisp French Toast
- 1 loaf French bread (450 grams)
- 8 large eggs
- 1 cup milk or half and half
- ¼ cup brown sugar or maple syrup
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1½ cup rolled oats
- ½ cup flour
- ½ cup cold butter
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 2 medium apples peeled, cored and thinly sliced
- Spray a 9×13” pan with non-stick spray and lay bread slices on the bottom of the pan in a single layer (use as many as you need to fill the pan, stacking and squishing as needed be – just leave some room for your apples!).
- Combine eggs, milk, ½ cup brown sugar, vanilla, cinnamon and salt with a whisk and pour over the bread slices, trying to coat the bread evenly. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 1 hour or overnight.
- Meanwhile, make the streusel. Cut together oats, flour, butter, and brown sugar with a pastry cutter or your hands until crumbly. Store in an air tight container until ready to bake.
- When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spread apples over the bread and top with streusel.
- Bake for 1 hour, or until bread is set, apples are tender and streusel is golden. Cover with foil half way through baking if the top is browning too quickly. Serve with syrup, or without!
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