Baked Cinnamon Apple French Toast


I received this recipe from a coworker and made it for Easter brunch this year. It was easy to assemble and tasted fantastic. It was an instant hit with my family! I modified the original recipe, using low-fat egg/dairy products.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Additional Time:
4 hrs 5 mins
Total Time:
5 hrs 5 mins
8 servings


  • cooking spray

  • 1 cup light brown sugar

  • ½ cup light butter, melted

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 3 Granny Smith apples - peeled, cored, and thinly sliced

  • ½ cup dried cranberries

  • ½ cup chopped pecans

  • 1 loaf Italian bread, cut into 1/2-inch slices

  • 1 ½ cups egg substitute

  • 1 ½ cups skim milk

  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon


  1. Spray a 9x13-inch casserole dish with cooking spray.

  2. Mix brown sugar, butter, and 1 teaspoon cinnamon in the bottom of the prepared casserole dish. Add apples, cranberries, and pecans; toss to coat. Evenly spread apple mixture to cover bottom of dish.

  3. Arrange bread slices atop apple mixture, overlapping slightly until apple layer is completely covered.

  4. Whisk egg substitute, skim milk, vanilla extract, and 2 teaspoons cinnamon in a bowl; evenly pour over bread slices. Cover dish with aluminum foil and refrigerate 4 to 24 hours.

  5. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  6. Bake the covered casserole dish in the preheated oven for 40 minutes. Remove aluminum foil and continue baking until lightly browned and egg mixture is set, about 5 more minutes. Let cool 5 minutes before serving.

Cook's Note:

If you use sweeter apples, you'll want to decrease the amount of brown sugar.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

537 Calories
16g Fat
87g Carbs
15g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 537
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 20%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 16mg 5%
Sodium 697mg 30%
Total Carbohydrate 87g 32%
Dietary Fiber 5g 17%
Total Sugars 41g
Protein 15g
Vitamin C 3mg 14%
Calcium 187mg 14%
Iron 4mg 22%
Potassium 447mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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