Caramel Apple Breakfast Casserole

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Making breakfast for dinner once a week is a SUREFIRE way to bring your weekly meal costs and your overall grocery bill down a bit!  This dish would also be great for a brunch/potluck or weekend breakfast.  Just double the recipe and make in a 9×13-inch baking dish.

If you’ve got milk, eggs, bread, the spices and some apples in the fridge, you should totally make this. Like right now.

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Caramel Apple Breakfast Casserole

Yield – 4 servings

Preparation Time – 10 minutes + 1 hour to overnight in the fridge

Cooking Time – 45-50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 6 eggs ($.60)
  • 1 cup milk ($.10) I used rice milk
  • 1 tsp cinnamon ($.05)
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg ($.02)
  • 4 medium or 3 large apples, peeled and diced ($1) On sale 4/$1 this week!
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted ($.40) I used a dairy-free margarine
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar ($.20)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon ($.05)
  • 6 slices of bread, torn ($.30)
  • 1/2 Cantaloupe ($.75) On sale 2 weeks ago for $1.49!
  • Syrup (optional…I thought it sweet enough and syrup unnecessary!)
  • 6-8 Sausage Links or Turkey bacon ($1.49)

Directions

  • In a mixing bowl, whisk eggs, milk, cinnamon and nutmeg.

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  • Peel and dice the apples. In a smaller mixing bowl, combine melted butter, brown sugar and cinnamon. Toss with diced apples.

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  • In a greased 8×8-inch glass baking dish, tear 3 slices of bread and add to the bottom. Then add a layer of the diced caramel apples.

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  • Tear the other 3 slices of bread and spread on top of the apples.

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  • Pour egg/milk mixture into the baking dish. Cover with foil and let stand in the refrigerator for at least an hour (overnight, ideally!). Preheat oven to 350.

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  • Bake covered for 30 minutes, then uncover and bake another 15-20 minutes, or until eggs have cooked through.
  • Serve Caramel Apple Breakfast Casserole with fresh fruit and sausage or bacon.

Cost $4.97

Comments

  1. Kris says

    I have some teenaged girls over for a sleepover and I had them help me with this. We tasted the carmel apples before we covered them and they almost didn’t make it to the fridge!!!! LOL I got some free (after coupon) sausage that was just hanging out in the freezer for such a great recipe. Thank you!!!!

  2. says

    That looks delicious. I’m always looking for new breakfast recipes to take to my MOPS group as we all share breakfast responsibilities. This one will be added to the rotation for sure.

  3. says

    I was thinking of doing “something breakfast-y” for tomorrow after church–and had already pulled the bacon out of the freezer to thaw. This is PERFECT! I love being able to make the night before & then just stick it in the oven when we get home! Thank you for sharing it! :)

  4. Renee says

    This does look good and I’m printing it out now. Is it possible the recipes can be put into a smaller format vs. having to print out 7 or 8 pages?
    Thanks!

  5. Beth G says

    I’m going to make this today, to bake tomorrow morning. It sure looks good! My picky teen DD “doesn’t like” apples baked into things, so if she ends up not liking it…more for me! On that note, do you think that individual (baked) portions can be wrapped & frozen to microwave later for a quick workday breakfast?

  6. Chris says

    I’m wondering if this might still be good if pears are used. I want to make this for tomorrow and have no apples in the house, but we have a huge pear tree in the yard with lots of yummy pears on it right now.

  7. Kristen says

    I halved this recipe for my two kids (ages 4 and 2) and myself for tonight’s supper. We ate it all up and the kids asked for more! I was out of brown sugar, too, but white worked just fine. YUMMY!

  8. Debbi says

    This was fantastic. I just finished it for dinner tonight. I did make several substitutions to save calories and it was still delicious! I figured out the whole dish as made is about 1900 calories and I made it for 1145 calories. Not that it was a high calorie meal to begin with, but I just like to cut it as much as possible. I used egg beaters, I can’t believe it’s not butter, splenda and 45 calorie bread (8 slices). It did take longer to cook, I might have needed more bread. Next time I’m going to add a bit of vanilla and a pinch of salt. Great recipe, thanks a lot!!! ~

  9. Tammy says

    Wow this looks great! I am doing weight watchers on-line and just put this through the recipe builder using an egg substitute and a low point bread. At 8 servings this only comes out to around 3 of them important things that I have to count!

  10. Stephanie Turner says

    I notice you have 1/2 Cantaloupe in the recipe, but I didnt notice in the direction where to put it in. Do you need cantaloupe for the recipe? Cant wait to try it.

  11. ann b says

    this is called bread pudding where I’m from(Louisiana) and we serve it as a dessert and make a lemon sauce or whiskey sauce to go on top

  12. Lisa D says

    I just made this for tomorrow morning. I used the Cinnabon cinnamon bread and cut up the whole loaf. It sure looks good…..can’t wait!

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