Apple-Cranberry Overnight French Toast

Apple-Cranberry Overnight French Toast

1 Review
From: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 2017

Assembled the night before, this healthy breakfast casserole recipe features apples, cranberries and walnuts. Serve with pure maple syrup.

Ingredients 10 servings

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  • 1 pound whole-grain bread, diced (1-inch pieces)
  • 2 cups diced apple, peeled if desired
  • 1 cup cranberries, fresh or frozen
  • 8 large eggs
  • 3½ cups reduced-fat milk
  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup chopped walnuts


  • Prep

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  1. Coat a 9-by-13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Toss bread, apples and cranberries in the prepared pan. Whisk eggs in a large bowl. Add milk, butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, vanilla and salt; whisk to combine. Pour the custard over the bread mixture. Sprinkle with walnuts. Coat a piece of foil with cooking spray and cover the pan, coated-side down. Place another 9-by-13-inch baking dish on top as a weight. Refrigerate for at least 8 hours or up to 1 day.
  3. Preheat oven to 350°F. Remove the top baking dish, leaving the foil in place. Let stand at room temperature while the oven preheats.
  4. Bake the casserole, covered, for 45 minutes. Uncover and bake until golden, 20 to 25 minutes more. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.
  • To make ahead: Refrigerate unbaked casserole for up to 1 day.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1¼ cups
  • Per serving: 397 calories; 22 g fat(9 g sat); 5 g fiber; 35 g carbohydrates; 15 g protein; 67 mcg folate; 180 mg cholesterol; 15 g sugars; 7 g added sugars; 686 IU vitamin A; 3 mg vitamin C; 197 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 331 mg sodium; 365 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Calcium (20% daily value)
  • Carbohydrate Servings:
  • Exchanges: 1½ starch, ½ fruit, ½ other carbohydrate, ½ reduced-fat milk, ½ medium-fat protein, 3 fat

Reviews 1

February 05, 2018
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By: Casunshine
This was flavorless and had a unpleasant texture. If you can't help yourself and want to make it, I'd suggest a lot more cinnamon. But honestly, I doubt this could be good period.
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