Crock Pot French Toast Casserole with Apples

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5 from 2 votes
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 4 hours
Total: 4 hours 10 minutes

This Crock Pot French Toast Casserole with Apples is one of the best recipes for Christmas morning or brunch anytime you want to make something spectacular but also easy.

A plate of Crock Pot French Toast breakfast.

The Crock Pot French Toast Casserole with Apples is wonderful because you can feed your family or guests something warm and delicious without having to take too much time or effort. Therefore, you can enjoy time with your guests and not be stuck in the kitchen. French toast has been around since ancient rome, classics always endure.

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What We Love About This Recipe

This was absolutely delicious!  The top was nice and crusty, the middle was soft and moist and the bottom?  It was divine!  The butter and brown sugar caramelized beautifully and made a perfect glaze!   Even serve upside down so you don’t miss a drop of the caramelly goodness!

  • Prep: Only a few minutes of prep and then a couple of hours to make.
  • Easy Ingredients: All found in fridge or pantry. This recipe uses only a few staple ingredients.
  • Family Friendly: Great for a family get together or brunch.
  • Adaptable: Can make it low-calorie or gluten-free etc.
A Crock Pot French Toast Casserole with Apples with a side of syrup.

Ingredient Notes

  • Bread: A hearty bread such as challah bread or Italian.
  • Apples: Honey crisp or Granny Smith apples. Something that holds up well to cooking.
  • Nuts: Pecans or walnuts etc.
  • Eggs: You can use an egg substitute or egg whites if you prefer.
  • Half and Half: To make the custard, heavy cream can also be used, however you can use a dairy substitute if you prefer.
  • Pumpkin pie seasoning: Buy your own or you can make the substitute in the link.
Bread, vanilla, eggs, etc for breakfast.

Variations and Substitutions for Apple French Toast

  • Uses a brown sugar substitute to lower the calories.
  • Individual spices such as cinnamon or fresh nutmeg.
  • Dairy substitute can be used for the cream, such as coconut half and half or a fat free half and half.
  • Instant Pot: Cook for about 15 minutes in the instant pot for a fast version of this french toast recipe.

How to Make Crock Pot French Toast Casserole with Apples

These are the basic steps for making french toast casserole crock pot. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions and estimate nutrition information. Look for more fun recipes on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.

Adding the ingredients to the crock pot.

STEP 1: CUBE BREAD AND PREPARE INGREDIENTS

First, spray the slow cooker with a non-stick cooking spray. Then cube your bread and chop your apples and nuts for the slow cooker french toast casserole and add them to the crock pot.

STEP 2: WHISK

Next, combine eggs, half and half, brown sugar, vanilla, pumpkin pie seasoning and salt. Then pour over the bread.

STEP 3: COOK

Finally, cover and cook for two hours on low and four hours on high.

Making the topping for the french toast.

Prep and Storage Tips for Crockpot French Toast Casserole

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

Truly, the best part about this recipe is that you only have to do a few minutes of prep and then the slow cooker does all the work. However, you can leave out the bread so it becomes stale bread. Day-old bread is great for this recipe.

HOW TO STORE THIS APPLE FRENCH TOAST RECIPE

Store any leftover french toast casserole with apples in an airtight container or wrapped well in foil.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS CARAMELIZED FRENCH TOAST RECIPE

This french toast casserole in the crock pot can be frozen in an airtight container for up to six months.

HOW TO REHEAT THIS RECIPE

Reheat in the microwave, or in the oven at 350° F, covered, until warm.

Frequently Asked Questions

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE HEALTHIER?

Try using a gluten-free bread for this apple french toast.

CAN I SUBSTITUTE DIFFERENT BREAD?

Of course, you can use texas toast, a baguette or even whole wheat versions of your favorite bread.

WHY IS MY FRENCH TOAST CASSEROLE SOGGY?

Do not use fresh bread, stale bread is better, also use a thicker bread. Finally, make sure the casserole is not to liquid or wet.

A close up on the Crock Pot French Toast Casserole with Apples.

Expert Tips for Making This Caramelized French Toast Recipe

  • Add Chips: Try adding chocolate chips to the french toast casserole.
  • Berries: Top with berries or a berry compote.
  • Variation tip: Drizzle warm maple syrup and butter.
  • Almond Extract: Replace the pecans with slivered almonds and almond extract.

What to Serve with Crock Pot French Toast Casserole with Apples

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A plate of Crock Pot French Toast breakfast.
5 from 2 votes

Crock Pot French Toast Casserole with Apples

Yield: 6 servings
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 4 hours
Total: 4 hours 10 minutes
This Crock Pot French Toast Casserole with Apples is one of the best recipes for Christmas morning or brunch anytime you want to make something spectacular but also easy.
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Ingredients

  • 10 cups cubed challah, Italian or other hearty bread
  • 3 medium apples, peeled and diced, about 2 cups
  • 1/2 cup pecans, diced
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups half and half
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  • Spray 5 quart crock pot with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Add the bread cubes, apples and pecans to the crock pot and stir to combine.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, half and half, brown sugar, vanilla, pumpkin pie seasoning and salt.
  • Pour the egg mixture over the bread.
  • Cover and cook on high for 2 hours or low for 4 hours.

Expert Tips

 
  • Add Chips: Try adding chocolate chips to the french toast casserole.
  • Berries: Top with berries or a berry compote.
  • Variation tip: Drizzle warm maple syrup and butter.
  • Almond Extract: Replace the pecans with slivered almonds and almond extract.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 1367kcal | Carbohydrates: 213g | Protein: 51g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 185mg | Sodium: 2162mg | Potassium: 844mg | Fiber: 19g | Sugar: 44g | Vitamin A: 514IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 604mg | Iron: 15mg
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: breakfast casserole, christmas, slow cooker

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