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Apple Spice Breakfast Casserole

An easy-to-make take on stuffed French toast, this apple-cinnamon treat is wonderful for brunch, especially on cold winter mornings.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • Butter flavor non-stick cooking spray
  • 12 slices whole wheat bread diced
  • 5 large granny smith apples peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tsp cinnamon divided
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar divided
  • 3 cups egg substitute
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Pinch nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp table salt
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.Spray a large 8x10” casserole with cooking spray.Place bread cubes in oven on a cookie sheet to toast for 10 minutes.While bread toasts, prepare apples.Coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray; add apples and sauté for 3-5 minutes.Add water, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1 TB brown sugar, and cook on high, stirring frequently until apple slices are softened and glazed.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together egg substitute, milk, remaining 3 TB brown sugar and 1 tsp cinnamon, vanilla extract, nutmeg, and 1/8 tsp salt.Toss toasted bread cubes and sautéed apples in egg mixture and pour into prepared casserole.
  • Bake, covered in foil, for 30 minutes.Remove foil and cook for an additional 15-20 minutes or until eggs are set and top begins to brown.Divide into 8 pieces and serve warm,drizzled with maple syrup.

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