Apple Pie French Toast Casserole

A slice of Apple Pie French Toast Casserole topped with sautted apples and candied walnutes. Additionally, drizzled with warm maple syrup

This Apple Pie French Toast Casserole is so soft, tender and fluffy on the inside. Paired with sautéed cinnamon apples and candied walnuts, this easy and healthy overnight French toast recipe will be a crowd pleaser for the holiday season.


Trying to spice up your holiday brunch menus? You will love this warm and cozy overnight Apple Pie French Toast Bake recipe. Who doesn’t like indulging in some sweet and tart, soft and tender Apple Pie casserole for breakfast? Way to start the holiday spirit merry and right.


A pan of baked french toast casserole topped with sautted cinnamon apples


It is still scorching hot here but I am already well into the fall mood. Pumpkin, Apple, Maple, Cinnamon and just everything warm spices. I have been testing some delicious autumn recipes like this rich and gooey pumpkin brownie, and pumpkin cookie ice cream sandwich. I cannot wait to share more with you.

And french toast bake recipe, is definitely a winner. Combine two of my favorite things in one? Overnight French Toast casserole stuffed with apple pie filling. What’s not to like about it.


The Best Apple Pie French Toast Casserole Recipe


A slice of Apple Pie French Toast Casserole topped with whipped cream and cinnamon sugar. Additionally, drizzled with warm maple syrup


This overnight French Toast casserole has it all.

Chewy, soft and a little crunchy.

The sourdough bread soaked in French toast custard overnight will leave you with soft and tender texture but no dry crumb.

Additionally, the sautéed apples and candied walnuts create that little bit of crunch that pairs seamlessly with the soft casserole bake.

Sweet, Tart and Warm Spices

This french toast recipe is packed with flavors: The sweet maple and tart apples pair so well with all the warm spices, cinnamon, nutmeg and clove.

Do I have you excited for fall yet?


Easy Overnight French Toast Casserole Recipe


A pan of baked french toast casserole topped with sautted cinnamon apples


The beauty of this French toast bake recipe is that you can make ahead of time. So when it comes to a busy morning with a house full of family and friends, all you need is to heat it up, add toppings and the best breakfast is served.


Soak the French Toast Batter Overnight:

What I love about this recipe is that you can prepare the casserole the day before, and leave it in the fridge overnight. It allows the bread to fully soak up the flavors from the custard and leaves it with that perfectly tender texture after baking.

Additionally, you won’t have to worry about preparing anything in the morning. Simply bake it in the oven, and it is ready to serve.



Healthy Overnight French Toast Bake


1. Dairy Free:

Instead of regular milk, I used canned coconut milk. It is sweet, rich and creamy. It is a great dairy alternative. You can also use:

  • Almond milk
  • Soy milk
  • Cashew milk


2.Gluten Sensitivity:

Sourdough bread is my favorite! Not only I love the flavor of sourdough, it is also easier for our bodies to digest compare to regular bread.


3. Refined Sugar Free

Use Maple syrup or honey instead of refined sugar. Not only it adds so much more flavor to this recipe, it is also packed with nutrients.


What Toppings to use for Overnight French Toast Casserole


A bowl of candied walnuts made with raw walnuts coconut oil and coconut sugar.


1. Sautéed apples

In addition to the apple slices in the french toast filling, saute extra apple cubes in coconut oil and cinnamon to add on top before baking.

2. Candied Walnuts

Simply mix raw walnuts with coconut oil and coconut sugar. It is easy and delicious to add as toppings on almost anything. They are like little pleasant surprises when you bite into one.

3. Whipped Cream

Fluffy and light whipped cream completes the flavor of this apple pie casserole

4. Warm Maple Syrup

Simply heat it up a little bit in the microwave, it makes the maple syrup more runny and tasty.

5. Sprinkled cinnamon sugar


What types of Bread are best for Apple Pie French Toast Bake


instructions step by step on how to soak the bread, add baked apples to the apple pie french toast casserole


Stale Bread:

Just like thanksgiving stuffing, stale bread comes in handy here again. A day or even two sitting on your kitchen counter! Stale bread will soak up the delicious French toast mixture and leave you with soft and tender texture after baking.

Alternatives to Sourdough Bread

  • Cinnamon raisin bread (Another one of my favorite)
  • Challah
  • Brioche



How to Store Baked French Toast Casserole


Store it in an air tight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. Or You can cut the french toast bake into individual sizes and store in the freezer for up to a month.

Simply heat it up in the microwave or oven when you are ready to enjoy.

Finally, time to get baking. An easy and delicious apple pie French toast casserole that is a must for this holiday season. Don’t forget a mug of hot chocolate or hot cider to enjoy with this healthy breakfast with your family and friends.




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Apple Pie French Toast Casserole (Dairy Free)

Apple Pie French Toast Casserole (Dairy Free)

This easy and healthy overnight Apple Pie French Toast Casserole with cinnamon apples and candied walnuts will be a crowd pleaser this holiday season.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour


  • 1 loaf sourdough (about 8 cups)
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • ½ maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp apple pie spice
  • 2 apples sliced sattued

Candied Walnuts

  • 3/4 cup raw walnuts
  • 1/3 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil


  1. Pull the loaf of bread into cubes. (Optional: leave it sit on your kitchen counter for a day to become stale )
  2. Place the bread in a greased baking dish (I used a roughly 9 x 13).
  3. Slice a large apple. Heat up 2 tbsp coconut oil in a pan, lightly saute the apple with 1 tsp cinnamon. Set a side.
  4. In a small bowl, mix walnuts, coconut oil and coconut sugar together. Set aside.
  5. In a large bowl, mix together eggs, maple syrup, coconut milk, vanilla extract and apple pie spice.
  6. Pour the mixture on top the bread. Add the apple slices. Use your hand to mix it up. You want to make sure the bread is fully coated with the mixture. Cover with tin foil and refrigerate overnight or at least 2 hours.
  7. Preheat the oven to 350 F
  8. Take it out of the fridge, and mix it up again to make sure the liquid that sits on the bottom gets mixed up. Add the candid walnuts and extra sautted apples on top.
  9. Bake 50 minutes.


1. Before refrigerating, if the french toast mixture does not seem to cover/soak all the bread, add additional 1/4 to 1/2 cup coconut milk.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 306 Total Fat: 16g Saturated Fat: 9g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 6g Cholesterol: 93mg Sodium: 279mg Carbohydrates: 33g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 11g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 9g
The Nutrition Fact Below is specific to the ingredient I choose to use for this recipe, which may vary.


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