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Apple Streusel French Toast Bake

Apple Streusel French Toast Bake

Although it doesn’t feel like fall here in Wisconsin {today’s high 90 degrees ☀ }, apple season is upon us and that means bring on all the delicious apple recipes, like this Apple Streusel French Toast Bake!

This french toast bake has everything you love from an apple cobbler with the delicious flavors of cinnamon-y goodness of french toast. To make this french toast bake I used refrigerated cinnamon rolls which adds even more cinnamon flavor, topped with apple pie filling and sprinkled with cinnamon streusel crumble topping. I don’t know about you, but that sounds like the perfect fall breakfast to me!

Apple Streusel French Toast Bake


 CINNAMON ROLLS: I used Pillsbury Grands Flaky Supreme cinnamon rolls for the french toast base.

✓ APPLE PIE FILLING: I used apple pie filling in this french toast bake, but you could use fresh apple slices too.

CREAM CHEESE ICING: Before serving, I like to drizzle the cream cheese icing that comes with the cinnamon rolls over the top of the french toast bake. You could also keep it plain or dust powdered sugar on top instead.


Apple Streusel French Toast Bake

Apple Streusel French Toast Bake

Yield: Serves 12-16

Prep Time:15 minutes

Cook Time:45 minutes

Total Time:1 hour

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  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cans flaky cinnamon rolls
  • 1 can apple pie filling


PRE-STEP: Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Spray a 9x13 inch baking dish with non-sticking cooking spray. Set aside.


STEP 1: In a small bowl, combine butter, brown sugar, flour, cinnamon and chopped pecans. Mix together until mixture becomes crumbly. Set aside.


STEP 2: In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, heavy whipping cream, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla extract.

STEP 3: Open canned cinnamon rolls, slice each cinnamon roll into eighths. Place cinnamon roll pieces into prepared baking dish. Pour egg mixture over top of cinnamon roll pieces. Make sure that each piece is generously coated in egg mixture.

STEP 4: Evenly spread apple pie filling over top of cinnamon roll pieces.

STEP 5: Sprinkle streusel topping over apple pie filling.

STEP 6: Bake uncovered for 45-60 minutes or until top becomes lightly brown. Drizzle cinnamon roll icing over top of french toast bake and enjoy!

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24 Responses to “Apple Streusel French Toast Bake”

  1. Ricki — July 29, 2017 at 8:41 pm

    Is the butter softened or melted?

    • Jennifer — August 3rd, 2017 @ 3:24 pm

      Softened! I’m so sorry, my recipe has been updated. 🙂

  2. Sandy — April 26, 2017 at 11:20 am

    If i use fresh apples, how many to slice?

    • Jennifer — August 3rd, 2017 @ 3:25 pm

      I would say at least 4-5 apples…but I’m not sure, I’ve never used fresh apples but I might have to try that soon! 🙂

  3. Nathan — March 3, 2017 at 8:22 pm

    If I want to make this ahead of time should I cook it then freeze it and re-heat? Or just prepare it and freeze and cook it the next morning? 

    • Jenn — March 23rd, 2017 @ 12:46 pm

      Bake it then freeze it. 🙂

  4. Lori — June 8, 2016 at 8:10 pm

    Do you think it would be alright if I froze it?

    • Jenn — June 15th, 2016 @ 11:09 am

      Yes, I freeze this french toast bake all the time! 🙂

  5. Andrea Tuegel — March 23, 2016 at 6:23 pm

    Holy apples!! Looks delicious!

  6. Diana — March 21, 2016 at 6:42 am

    Can I make this in th crock pot?  Would like to make this for a potluck, but need it to stay warm.

    • Jenn — March 22nd, 2016 @ 2:40 pm

      I don’t see why you couldn’t! Enjoy! 🙂

  7. Abby — March 19, 2016 at 9:26 am


    I just put this in the oven and realized I didn’t add the pecans to the streusel topping mixture. You may want to revise your recipe to make sure the steps include adding those. 

    Hopefully it will be good without them. Thanks.

  8. Christina Kozmin — February 6, 2016 at 8:28 am

    I made this today for my family. And only had one can of cinnamon rolls, so I added about 6 slices of white bread, torn into pieces and mixed it all together. And it turned out GREAT! Thanks so much!

  9. Sara — December 31, 2015 at 3:47 am

    This looks delicious! I was thinking about making this Friday for brunch for my in laws. I just have a few questions in regards to the recipe. 
    I went grocery shopping today and they only had the regular cinnamon rolls not the flaky ones. Would it make a difference if I used the regular one? 
    Also, I was thinking about making the entire dish Thursday night but I’m afraid it won’t turn out as fresh and it might become all soggy and weird! Definitely wouldn’t want that to happen. Do you think it’ll be okay if I mAke the entire dish Thursday and just pop it in the over Friday? 

  10. Alli — December 18, 2015 at 11:25 am

    Planning to make this for Christmas morning!

  11. Cheryl Melton — December 16, 2015 at 7:20 pm

    would it make a huge difference if I didnt add the nutmeg?

    • Jenn — December 17th, 2015 @ 9:28 am

      No, it would not make too much of a difference! 🙂

  12. Brittney Landis — December 2, 2015 at 2:57 pm

    I forgot to add that I made everything the night before and let it sit in the refrigerator all night. I then baked it for 45 min 🙂

  13. Brittney Landis — December 2, 2015 at 2:55 pm

    I made this today for my Mom’s group and everyone LOVED it! A couple of things i did different. I added an extra can of apple filling (not sure what oz. but they were smaller) and i bought flaky Cinnamon rolls with caramel icing.  I would highly recommend this recipe! 

  14. Grace — November 24, 2015 at 3:45 pm

    Can I prepare this the night before and put it in the oven the next morning? Looks delicious.

    • Jenn — November 29th, 2015 @ 10:59 am

      Yes you can! 🙂

  15. Teresa — September 4, 2015 at 4:47 pm

    Wow, this looks amazing. I can’t wait to make it for a holiday breakfast!

  16. Sabrina Russo — September 3, 2015 at 7:08 pm

    This looks amazing! So excited apple season is here 🙂

  17. Medha @ Whisk & Shout — September 3, 2015 at 7:20 am

    Love the step by step photos and the streusel on this! Delicious 🙂

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