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

Carolyn Malcoun
Source: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 2017


Recipe Summary

15 mins
9 hrs 30 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • Coat a 9-by-13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.

  • 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.

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Remove the top baking dish, leaving the foil in place. Let stand at room temperature while the oven preheats.

  • 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 Facts

397 calories; protein 15.5g 31% DV; carbohydrates 34.7g 11% DV; dietary fiber 5.3g 21% DV; sugars 14.6g; fat 22.4g 35% DV; saturated fat 9g 45% DV; cholesterol 180.1mg 60% DV; vitamin a iu 686IU 14% DV; vitamin c 2.9mg 5% DV; folate 67mcg 17% DV; calcium 196.6mg 20% DV; iron 2.3mg 13% DV; magnesium 66.5mg 24% DV; potassium 365.4mg 10% DV; sodium 331.1mg 13% DV; added sugar 7g.

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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. Read More