We love our Sunday brunch and it's often french toast that I make. Usually I make it with sprouted whole grain bread, but sometimes it's nice to make it extra fancy. This is definitely a fancy french toast recipe, but it is also so easy! Like ridiculously easy. And don't even get me started on the baked apples on top! Genius! I found a recipe I liked here, but I made a few changes like cutting down the sugar, eggs and using buttermilk instead of regular milk. It is sweet enough with the apples and I love using buttermilk any chance I get. An added bonus is that it tastes great cold, so save those leftovers!
*recipe #10 in my 52 recipe challenge
*prepare this the night before and pop in the oven when you wake up
Oven Baked Apple French Toast
1 large loaf fresh calabrese or french bread
1 1/2 cups buttermilk
1 tbsp vanilla
1/3 cup raw sugar
1 tbsp cinnamon
2-3 large apples, peeled and sliced
1/4 cup butter, melted
2 tbsps brown sugar
- Line a 9x13 pan with parchement paper and set aside.
- Beat the eggs, buttermilk, vanilla, sugar, and cinnamon together.
- Slice your loaf of bread into 1 1/4" thick slices.
- Pour 1/2 the egg mixture over the bread.
- Place the slices of apple on top of the bread.
- Pour the rest of the egg mixture over the bread.
- Melt the butter and pour over the apples.
- Sprinkle the brown sugar on top.
- Cover and refigerate overnight.
- In the morning, preheat your oven to 350.
- Remove your french toast from the fridge and bake for 1 hour.
- Serve warm with pure maple syrup or enjoy it plain. Both ways taste good!