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Friday Food & Recipe Linky: Crockpot Stuffed Apple French Toast

For us, oddly enough, this week is Spring Break, and as is tradition at our house, my parents are coming to visit. Unfortunately, the way Colorado has their Spring Break set up, at least in our district, Spring Break and Easter do not coincide. Since my parents live 1,600 miles away, we’??re just going to have to celebrate Easter a bit early.

We do a large Easter dinner, and have learned, in the past, that also having a large breakfast doesn’??t work well for any of us. The years we’??ve gone out to brunch, no one has been hungry for a large turkey or ham dinner that evening. Last year, we finally got smart and put on a great breakfast in the crockpot overnight, freeing up the oven space for dinner and keeping it simpler on us.

This stuffed apple French toast is a favorite at my house and the apples make it a great spring option (we use a lighter green apple). As well, it’??s ideal if your Easter morning involves getting up and going places. It all goes in the crockpot the night before and is ready when you wake. Just set the coffee timer, buy a great orange juice and breakfast is served!

Crockpot Stuffed Apple French Toast
Ingredients:
7 sandwich-size slices sourdough bread (I used day old Italian bread so more slices but smaller)
1 (8-oz.) pkg. cream cheese, cubed
2 Granny Smith apples, thinly sliced
6 eggs
1 cup milk
1/4 cup sugar
4 tsps. cinnamon, or less if desired
Syrup for topping
1/4 cup powdered sugar, optional

Directions:

  • Spray the interior of the crockpot with a vegetable spray.
  • Put four slices of bread into bottom of crockpot, overlapping edges.
  • ‘?¨Add half the cream cheese and half of the apple slices.
  • ‘?¨In a medium bowl, mix eggs and milk together and pour half over bread, cream cheese and apples in crockpot.
  • ‘?¨Mix sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle half over all.
  • ‘?¨Cut remaining three slices of bread in half and layer on top of cinnamon-sugar mixture.
  • ‘?¨Add remaining cream cheese and apples and pour the rest of the egg/milk over all.
  • Sprinkle with remaining half of the sugar mixture.
  • Cook on High for 2 1/2 hours. Remove promptly and cut into portions.
  • ‘?¨Sprinkle with powdered sugar, if desired, and serve with syrup.

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  • http://www.girlichef.com Heather @girlichef

    We love both french toast and apples in this house and I think this would be a hit. I love the thought of waking up to the smell of cinnamon and apples permeating the air. Beautiful. Have a wonderful early Easter and family time! =)

  • http://www.RealFoodForager.com Jill@RealFoodForager.com

    Hi,
    I shared a recipe for egg drop soup and a recipe for fermented cabbage juice ‘?? an incredible healing food! Also, an article with a petition to tell FDA to label GMOs as well as, an article about earthing or grounding.

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    Thanks for hosting!

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  • http://21stcenturyhousewife.com/index/Blog/Blog.html April @ The 21st Century Housewife

    This really does sound lovely, and I agree with Heather, the smell of it cooking must be amazing. Thank you for sharing a delicious breakfast idea, and for hosting. Have a lovely time with your family.

  • http://www.myjudythefoodie.com shari@myjudythefoodie

    I love this recipe! We’re HUGE crockpot fans in my house – we’ve made everything from Mac and Cheese to soups to jams to oatmeal in our slow cooker. Can’t wait to try this. I linked up a yummy crockpot chicken dish that’s not too heavy for springtime. I also linked up Mom’s famous Cheeseburger Pie with healthy adaptations. enjoy

  • http://littleislandstudios.blogspot.com/ little island studios

    Good morning!! Thanks so much for the link up and yummy new recipe!! Have a fun weekend :D

  • http://wholelifestylenutrition.com Halle @ Whole Lifestyle Nutrition

    Thanks for hosting. Today I am sharing a healthier spouted chocolate chip cookie that my girls love, so it has the kid approved seal on it! :) Have a great day.

    http://wholelifestylenutrition.com/recipes/dessert/sprouted-chocolate-chip-cookies-and-why-sprouted-flour-is-healthy-for-you/

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  • http://www.thecharmofhome.blogspot.com Sherry

    What a great recipe! Thanks for hosting!
    Sherry

  • http://auntnubbyskitchen.blogspot.com Anita

    I have shared Crunchy Pecan Chicken and Baked Pork Chops. Thank you for hosting!

  • http://msenplace.blogspot.com/ Michelle

    I’d love to wake up to this. I’ve never tried anything like that in the crock.
    Thanks for hosting!

  • http://wineladycooks.blogspot.com Winelady Cooks

    This recipe sounds delicious. The aromas of apples and cinnamon is the ultimate in comfort food. This would be great for Easter or Mother’s Day brunch.

    I’ve shared an easy recipe for Kale Chips – healthy and crunchy too.

    Thanks for hosting,
    Joanne

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    Sounds really delicious! I just can’t wait to try it out sometime! Thank you for the wonderful recipe!

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