Whether you’re looking for a special Easter brunch recipe, or just an easy main to make Sunday mornings special, this apple fritter French toast casserole is one to consider. It’s made with just a handful of ingredients that merge into a flavorful, sweet, crowd-pleasing dish. And I mean really, who doesn’t love apple fritters? By far my favorite donut variety, I can guarantee that this French toast casserole will be on my weekend menu.
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Special Diet Notes: Apple Fritter French Toast Casserole
By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, optionally gluten-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, and vegetarian.
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- 1 24-ounce package thick-sliced, dairy-free cinnamon bread (gluten-free, if needed), divided
- 1 21-ounce can apple pie fruit filing and topping (such as Lucky Leaf Premium brand)
- 9 large eggs
- 1 cup lite coconut milk*
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 to 2 tablespoons dairy-free milk beverage (your choice of type)
- Grease a 9x9-inch baking dish.
- Cube the bread and spread half of them in the prepared baking dish. Top with the fruit filling, and then layer on the rest of the bread cubes.
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, coconut milk, and cinnamon. Pour evenly over bread.
- Cover and chill overnight.
- In the morning, preheat your oven to 325ºF.
- Uncover the casserole and bake for 45 to 55 minutes, or until cooked through. If it starts to brown too much, tent aluminum foil over casserole.
- Let cool in pan for about 10 minutes.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar and 1 tablespoon milk beverage, adding more as needed to make pourable glaze.
- Drizzle the glaze over the casserole just before serving.