Many of us are working from home and are looking for warm, filling breakfast options to start the day. Why not try this easy baked French toast recipe? Prepare it the night before and cook in the morning. It’s a great way to use up day-old bread as well.

This recipe was featured in The Sun! Read the article by Senior National Lifestyle and Food Editor, Rita DeMontis.

Baked Red Prince Apple French Toast

Serves 4


  1. 1 tsp (5 mL) butter or margarine
  2. 8 slices of brioche bread (or bread of your choice), cut roughly into chunks
  3. 1 ½ cups (375 mL) Red Prince apples, cored and diced into bite sized pieces (about 2 medium apples)
  4. 5 large eggs
  5. 1 cup (250 mL) milk (or milk of your choice)
  6. 1 tbsp (15 mL) maple syrup (or sugar)
  7. 1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla
  8. 1 tsp (5 mL) ground cinnamon
  9. ¼ tsp (1.25 mL) nutmeg
  10. For serving: powdered sugar and maple syrup (optional)


Grease 9-x13-inch baking pan with the butter/margarine.

Add the bread to the pan in an even layer and sprinkle with apples. Whisk together eggs, milk, maple syrup, vanilla, and spices and pour over the bread. Cover and store in the fridge for a minimum of 1 hour, or overnight (this is best).

In the morning, preheat the oven to 350°F, and bake uncovered for 30 to 40 minutes or until set in the middle. Let stand 5 to 10 minutes before serving warm. Dust with icing sugar before serving and drizzle with maple syrup, if desired.

Note: If your bread is very dry or the slices are cut thick, then you may need to add more wet ingredients. You can add an extra ¼ cup milk and one additional egg if required. This will increase cooking time.