Apple breakfast bake with cinnamon, vanilla and caramel drizzle, can be served as a delicious breakfast casserole or with ice cream as an apple pie dessert. Easily made ahead the day before and put in fridge overnight, this apple breakfast bake makes the mornings SO easy by eliminating the prep time.
Grease a 9x13 oven safe baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Cut bread into 1" pieces and place them into a baking pan. Set aside.
Crack and add eggs, milk, granulated white sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla into a separate mixing bowl and whisk ingredients well.
Slowly pour egg and milk mixture over bread, evenly coating bread as best as possible around the baking dish.
Open can of apple pie filling. Spread apple pie filling on the top of the bread in a thick layer.
Bake breakfast casserole for 45-60 minutes or until center, when inserted with a knife, comes out clean (to show eggs are fully cooked).
Remove apple breakfast bake from the oven and let set for 5 minutes. This is an important step or the bake will still be a little loose from heat.
Serve french toast casserole topped with caramel sauce, powdered sugar, cinnamon sugar or maple syrup.
Can other Pie Filling Fruits be Used?Absolutely! Follow the same directions and try other pie fillings like Cherry, Strawberry, or Mixed Berry for more sweet recipes in the morning!Can you prep this casserole ahead and chill overnight?Follow the directions up until the apple pie filling. Cover tightly with foil and refrigerate overnight.How to bake from Fridge Prep if prepared the night before.Remove from fridge, and then preheat the oven. Top with apple pie filling before baking. Due to the casserole being extra cold, you might need to bake a little longer. Bring to room temperature and then proceed with recipe instructions.