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Prep This Cinnamon Apple French Toast the Night Before to Wake Up to a Spectacular Breakfast

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A giant, hot French toast casserole sounds like the perfect thing to wake up to on a weekend. And that’s totally possible — you can actually prepare this amazing cinnamon apple French toast bake from Damn Delicious the night before and leave the uncooked casserole in the refrigerator. Then in the morning you can put it in the oven, make a cup of coffee, and have the house smelling like apples and cinnamon in no time. 

Start by cooking peeled, diced apples in butter with cinnamon and sugar until they’re tender, then set them aside to cool. Arrange cubes of brioche bread in the bottom of a baking dish coated with nonstick spray. Top the bread cubes with cubed cream cheese, then put half the apples on top of that in an even layer. 

Whisk together eggs, milk, maple syrup, vanilla, cinnamon, and a bit of salt, then pour the mixture evenly over everything in the baking dish. This recipe is basically a breakfast-themed bread pudding, and that makes me very happy. Set everything in the refrigerator to chill overnight, or for at least two hours. Your morning self will be very glad not to have to do this part before coffee. 

In the morning, sprinkle the dish with pecans and bake it for 30 minutes covered, then 30 minutes without the cover. It’s going to smell and look amazing. Sprinkle powdered sugar on top and serve it immediately, and make sure to save any leftovers for ice cream. 

Get the recipe: Overnight Cinnamon Apple French Toast Bake from Damn Delicious

Credit: Lauren Volo

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