Overnight Apple Fritter French Toast Casserole


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.

Overnight Apple Fritter French Toast CasseroleOriginally created and photographed by Kate of I Heart Eating, this apple fritter French toast casserole was shared with us by Lucky Leaf, and adapted to be dairy-free.

Reader Raves: Apple Fritter French Toast Casserole

Thanks to Alison for sharing this on our Facebook page: “I made this and baked it this morning….it was yummy!!!”

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.

Confuse eggs with dairy? You’re not alone! See this post: Are Eggs Dairy?

Overnight Apple Fritter French Toast Casserole (dairy-free version)
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Serves: 12 servings
  1. Grease a 9x9-inch baking dish.
  2. 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.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, coconut milk, and cinnamon. Pour evenly over bread.
  4. Cover and chill overnight.
  5. In the morning, preheat your oven to 325ºF.
  6. 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.
  7. Let cool in pan for about 10 minutes.
  8. In a medium bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar and 1 tablespoon milk beverage, adding more as needed to make pourable glaze.
  9. Drizzle the glaze over the casserole just before serving.
*This is the type sold in cans or small aseptic packages - the light version of full-fat coconut milk - not coconut milk beverage in the large cartons.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.


    • I love Rudi’s brand and Silver Hills Bakery. At last check, both were dairy-free facilities and they offer numerous varieties. They’re both sold at natural food stores and in some conventional grocers.

  1. This looks absolutely delicious!! I have family who are lactose intolerant and I’m always on the look out for fantastic breakfast / brunch recipes that are dairy free! Thank you for sharing this recipe 🙂 I am really excited for it too!

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