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Apple Streusel French Toast Bake

Apple Streusel French Toast BakeThis delicious Apple Streusel French Toast Bake will keep your Fall taste buds into overdrive!

Fall is coming…I can literally feel it in the air. And with fall comes all the most amazing scents and flavors that one can even imagine. While I’m a huge fan of pumpkin, I also can’t deny that I equally love apple as well. This Apple French Toast Bake is truly one of the best ways to start a brisk Fall morning!

I often find myself thinking of new ways to combine great dishes, and when this idea hit me, I knew it was perfect. French toast is already yummy on its own, but with the flavors of ripe apples? Forget about it. One bite, you’ll be forever hooked.

I love having this as an option for overnight guests, or as a great dish to take to tailgating for those early football games. While it seems as though one batch would feed quite a few, I always encourage people to make extra because it will go really quick!

However you prefer to bake and share, enjoy making those around you smile and fall in love with food again! Great dishes are the perfect way to bond over incredible food!

Apple Streusel French Toast Bake

INGREDIENTS TO MAKE THIS FRENCH TOAST BAKE

BUTTER

BROWN SUGAR

FLOUR

 ✓ GROUND CINNAMON

CHOPPED PECANS

HEAVY WHIPPING CREAM

NUTMEG

VANILLA EXTRACT

2 CANS FLAKY CINNAMON ROLLS

 ✓ APPLE PIE FILLING

Apple French Toast Bake Recipe

HOW TO MAKE BAKED FRENCH TOAST

PRE-STEP: Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Spray a 9×13 inch baking dish with non-sticking cooking spray. Set aside.

MAKE STREUSEL TOPPING:

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

MAKE FRENCH TOAST:

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!

Apple Streusel French Toast Bake

TIPS FOR MAKING THE PERFECT FRENCH TOAST

CINNAMON ROLLS: I used Pillsbury Grands Flaky Supreme cinnamon rolls for the french toast base. You could also use a couple day old french bread, if you do use french bread, make sure to add some more ground cinnamon.

APPLE PIE FILLING: I used apple pie filling in this french toast bake, but you could use fresh apple slices too. I love using fresh apples, especially in the fall when it’s apple season. Fresh apples make this french toast outstanding but if it’s not apple season then apple pie filling tastes just as good and so much easier!

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.

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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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Ingredients:

STREUSEL TOPPING:
  • 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
FRENCH TOAST:
  • 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

Directions:

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

MAKE STREUSEL TOPPING:

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

MAKE FRENCH TOAST:

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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25 Responses to “Apple Streusel French Toast Bake”

  1. 2pots2cook — September 17, 2018 at 6:01 am

    So glad autumn is knocking….. this one is just perfectly suitable 🙂 Thank you very much !

  2. 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. 🙂

  3. 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! 🙂

  4. 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. 🙂

  5. 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! 🙂

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

    Holy apples!! Looks delicious!

  7. 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! 🙂

  8. Abby — March 19, 2016 at 9:26 am

    Hello,

    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.

  9. 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!

  10. 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? 

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

    Planning to make this for Christmas morning!

  12. 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! 🙂

  13. 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 🙂

  14. 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! 

  15. 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! 🙂

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

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

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

    This looks amazing! So excited apple season is here 🙂

  18. 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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