Overnight Apple Crisp French Toast

Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Servings 10

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I’m gonna admit, this is just an excuse to eat dessert for breakfast.

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Since making these Apple Crisp Pancakes, and this French Toast, and this French Toast… I got to thinking, “why couldn’t I build an apple crisp on top of baked French toast?”

So I did.

Best. Decision. Ever.

overhead image of french toast casserole topped with apple crisp with apples on the side

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!

pan of apple crisp french toast with one piece cut out and apples in the background

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

5 from 1 vote
Overnight Apple Crisp French Toast: a layer of apple crisp baked on top of a layer of overnight French toast. The perfect make ahead breakfast! www.thereciperebel.com
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Cuisine American
Course Breakfast
Servings 10
Calories 303cal


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


  • 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!

Nutrition Information

Calories: 303cal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 79mg | Sodium: 191mg | Potassium: 217mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 495IU | Vitamin C: 3.4mg | Calcium: 101mg | Iron: 1mg

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  1. Thao @ In Good Flavor says

    I love apple crisps, so when I can have it for breakfast, it’s a good day! Great idea to put it on French toast!

  2. marcie says

    Everything’s better with a crumble topping! I’ve got a baked oatmeal in the works with a streusel topping, and I love how it makes you feel like you’re eating dessert for breakfast! This french toast would make me excited to get up in the morning, Ashley! It looks heavenly. 🙂

  3. Mariah @ Mariah's Pleasing Plates says

    Any excuse to eat dessert for breakfast is a good one to me. I love this french toast dish!

  4. Jocelyn (Grandbaby cakes) says

    This is killer honey. I want this for breakfast and then leftovers for lunch and dinner too!

  5. Shelby @ Go Eat and Repeat says

    I love making overnight breakfast dishes! They are so simple to just throw in the oven the next morning. Your recipe looks really tasty! I love the “crisp” topping you put on yours!

  6. katie says

    I love french toast! I can’t imagine what it would be like with an apple crisp topping. And yes totally acceptable to eat for dinner, lunch, dessert and of course breakfast 🙂

    • Ashley says

      Thanks Kelly! I was pretty pleased with myself. Lol. Anytime I can combine dessert and breakfast I’m a happy girl!

  7. Natalie @ Tastes Lovely says

    Oh my word Ashley, do these ever look good! I can’t wait to make these? I think I know what my mom will be getting for Mother’s Day : )

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