Wake up to a casserole of fragrant French toast with this super-easy recipe. Choose light and fluffy bread for tender French toast or dense bread for a heartier dish.
- Canola spray oil
- 8 slices whole grain or whole wheat sandwich bread (about 9 ounces total), halved diagonally
- 3 apples, peeled, cored and thinly sliced
- 5 eggs
- 3/4 cup milk
- 3/4 cup half-and-half
- 4 tablespoons firmly packed light brown sugar, divided
- 1 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Pinch fine sea salt
Lightly coat the inside of a slow cooker with spray oil. Layer in bread, overlapping as necessary, and top with apples. In a bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, half-and-half, 3 tablespoons of the brown sugar, cinnamon and salt. Pour over bread and apples and sprinkle with remaining 1 tablespoon brown sugar. Cover and cook on low until apples are soft and casserole is browned around the edges, 6 to 8 hours. Cool, uncovered, for at least 20 minutes before serving. Scoop portions directly from the slow cooker or remove French toast in one piece and arrange on a platter to serve.
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