Apple Raisin Bagel Baked French Toast Casserole…that’s a mouth full to say and to eat! But it’s oh-so-good on a lazy morning.
I was watching a bit of food TV last week, the only reason we seem to keep a subscription to cable. A restaurant featured on the TV show offered French toast made with biscuits. How good does that sound?!? From the moment I saw that, I had French toast on the brain. Unfortunately, the only bread in the house was a surplus of cinnamon raisin bagels. Three batches of this French toast casserole followed suit, just to make sure I had it right. 😉 But don’t worry, I’ll work on a biscuit version soon…
If you are a fan of fried apples or baked apples, you’ll enjoy this. If you are look for the chewy texture of a bagel, you won’t find it here. The gluten-free bagels I used became soft and pastry like when baked in this concoction. In fact, it may be the best use for gluten-free store-bought bagels yet. Got a package in the freezer? Go get them, make this and enjoy!
Apple Raisin Bagel French Toast
- 4 cinnamon raisin gluten-free bagels (I used Udi's)
- 1 apple , cored and thinly sliced (peel on is fine)
- 1/4 cup raisins
- 5 large eggs from happy hens
- 3/4 cup milk (I use almond milk)
- 2 Tablespoons coconut sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon powdered ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- Maple syrup for serving
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Break bagels up into bitesize pieces. Place in a 9 x 13 baking dish.
- Sprinkle sliced apple and raisins over the top.
- In a mixing bowl, combine eggs, milk, sugar and spices. Mix well.
- Pour over the top of the bagels, raisins and apple slices.
- Cover with foil and bake at 375 degrees from 35 minutes. Remove foil and bake for an additional 15 minutes, until lightly browned on top. Serve with a side of maple syrup.