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Overnight Vanilla Bean Apple French Toast

Make this Overnight Vanilla Bean Apple French Toast the night before, and pop it in the oven to enjoy in the morning!  Full of delicious apple and vanilla flavours!

This is an amazing breakfast recipe.

Overnight Vanilla Bean Apple French Toast

Vanilla Bean Apple French Toast.  Um yum. This recipe is so good.  Combine seasonal apples, cinnamon, vanilla bean, cream cheese and whole wheat bread and you get pure deliciousness.  Not to mention that there’s just something so fabulous about waking up and knowing that you’ve already got breakfast ready to go!  Just pop it in the oven, start a pot of coffee, and before you know it, it’s time to eat!

Overnight Vanilla Bean Apple French Toast

Amazing in flavour.  Amazing in how easy it is!  I love a great breakfast that can be prepared the night before…which also makes them great for holiday season…Christmas morning anyone?!



Overnight Vanilla Bean Apple French Toast


Make this Overnight Vanilla Bean Apple French Toast the night before, and pop it in the oven to enjoy in the morning!  Full of delicious apple and vanilla flavours!



  • 8 slices of whole wheat bread or buns, torn into small pieces (about 3/4 inch)
  • 18oz package of Philadelphia Cream Cheese, cut into small pieces
  • 2 small apples, peeled & cored, cut into small chunks
  • 6 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sugar (divided into 1/4 and 1/4)
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • seeds from 1/2 of 1 vanilla bean
  • 1 tsp cinnamon


  1. Prepare glass baking dish. I like to spray mine lightly with cooking oil.
  2. Sprinkle in half of the bread.
  3. Add the chunks of cream cheese and chopped apples.
  4. Sprinkle on the remaining chunks of bread.
  5. In a bowl whisk together the eggs, 1/4 cup sugar, milk, vanilla, vanilla bean, and cinnamon (see tips).
  6. Pour the milk mixture over the bread mixture.
  7. Sprinkle on the remaining 1/4 cup sugar.
  8. Cover the dish with tin foil and put it in the fridge overnight.
  9. In the morning preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  10. Bake covered for 30 minutes, then remove the foil and bake for 30 minutes more, until golden brown and puffy.
  11. Serve with syrup.


  • You can use what ever kind of fruit you would like! Berries would be awesome!
  • Vanilla bean is hard to whisk into the milk, as it tends to want to stay in a clump. I use a hand blender to mix it up.

I hope you enjoy this recipe!

 Have a delicious day!


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    October 15, 2012 at 4:47 PM

    Can you imagine grocs for a year? Oh yes I can!
    I was poking around your recipes looking for something new to add to this week’s menu and found your perogi casserole. We’re going to try it this week!

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      October 16, 2012 at 9:56 PM

      Excellent! I hope you it works out for you!

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    October 18, 2012 at 12:34 PM

    OMG! When are the going to make an invention that hooks up to your computer that automatically makes and delivers recipes you see online to you in an instant! I need that invention posthaste! This looks delish! I am adding this to the must try list!!!


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    October 20, 2012 at 4:39 PM

    I love this! I make an overnight french toast as well, but I’m gonna give yours a go next! Love the addition with the apples. My family would really enjoy it like that. Found you at the Create and Inspire Party and I’ll be following you a few different ways so I don’t miss anything! Have a great weekend!

    Erika @ Southern Belle as an Army Wife

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    Bette @ Somerset Lane
    November 19, 2013 at 6:50 PM

    OMG – that looks good! I’m going to try this on the weekend for sure!

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      November 21, 2013 at 1:29 PM

      I hope you love it! 🙂

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    May 10, 2014 at 7:37 PM

    How many people does this serve?

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