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Apple Streusel French Toast Bake

Slice of Apple Streusel French Toast Bake on a plate without syrup. Recipe from A Kitchen Addiction

Whether you’re busy with getting kids out the door for school or just have the busyness of getting your morning routine in before heading out the door for work, it seems like mornings tend to be rushed for a lot of us.

Because of all of the rushing around, a lot of time breakfasts consist of cereal, oatmeal, or other quick breakfast foods. While I’m all for those, sometimes I want “real” breakfast food.

The problem is, I don’t want to take the extra time that is needed in order to prepare a bigger breakfast. Plus, my husband isn’t a big breakfast eater.

Piece of Apple Streusel French Toast Bake. Recipe from A Kitchen Addiction

My solution? French toast bake! You can make it the night before and pop it in the oven the next morning. It’s not a “big” breakfast, so my husband can have whatever size of piece he wants, and I get to enjoy “real” breakfast food!

This apple streusel french toast bake is kind of like a combination of french toast and coffee cake. As if an apple french toast bake weren’t good enough, this one has a layer of streusel on top like what you would find on a coffee cake.

Pan of Apple Streusel French Toast Bake

Most french toast bakes I have are slightly soggy and usually don’t have enough cinnamon (but then again, you know I love a lot of cinnamon!). The soggy aspect is taken care of by making sure that the top is just starting to brown and the center is puffed before pulling it out of the oven.

The sweet cinnamon topping on this is perfect for adding cinnamon flavor without making it too intense and overpowering. And really, is streusel topping on a baked good ever bad?!

Tips for Making Apple Streusel French Toast Bake

  • If you are using bread that is on the drier side, consider covering the french toast bake after you have prepared it and stick it in the fridge for 30-40 minutes before baking. This will give the bread time to soak up the egg mixture and will keep you from having random dry pieces of bread in your french toast bake.
  • Use a good baking apple if you want to avoid the chunks of apples getting too mushy when baking. 
  • We like to use tart apples for this french toast bake, because we like how the flavor pairs with the sweet streusel topping.
  • Bake the french toast bake until the center is puffed and the edges are just starting to brown. This will keep the french toast from being soggy.

Slice of Apple Streusel French Toast Bake on a plate without syrup. Recipe from A Kitchen Addiction

Apple Streusel French Toast Bake

Yield: 12 pieces
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Bake Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes



  • 7 Cups day old french bread, cubed
  • 2 1/2 Cups apples, diced
  • 5 eggs
  • 1/3 Cup maple syrup
  • 1 Cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 Tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger


  • 5 Tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/2 Cup brown sugar
  • 6 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 3/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350. Lightly spray an 9x9 inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, combine bread and apples. In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, maple syrup, milk, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger. Pour over bread and apples and stir to combine. Set aside.
  3. In a small bowl, stir together all ingredients for topping until crumbly.
  4. Pour bread mixture into prepared dish. Gently press in with a spatula. Sprinkle topping mixture over the top.
  5. If baking the next day, place in refrigerator until ready to bake. If baking immediately, bake for 50-60 minutes until topping browns and center puffs. (Center will deflate as french toast bake cools.) Remove from oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes before serving warm with maple syrup.
  6. Store leftovers in the refrigerator.

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This recipe is adapted from Food for My Family.

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Wednesday 16th of October 2019

This cake is easy to prepare, looks appetizing, and moreover very very tasty. I often cook this because my family loves it too. I really like that in this recipe there are a lot of spices, a combination of apples with spices, and especially with cinnamon, this is a real cozy autumn dish (and if it’s also baking, it’s doubly). Several times I cooked such a pie with berries (cranberries, lingonberries and blueberries), it was also very tasty and spicy. What can I say, can a pie be tasteless? I really like your blog, well done, keep it up!


Sunday 11th of November 2018

Your style of cooking is right up my alley and speaks to my heart! Thank you

for all the lovely recipes!

Danae @ Recipe Runner

Wednesday 26th of August 2015

If it were acceptable I would eat this every morning and double the streusel, because we all know there can never be too much streusel! Love!


Wednesday 19th of August 2015

Dear Jessica, this looks absolutely wonderful. A perfect comforting fall treat. I can't wait to give it a go. Pinning . xo, Catherine

Trish - Mom On Timeout

Tuesday 8th of April 2014

Love Baked French Toast Jessica! This looks ah-mazing!!

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