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Caramel Apple Breakfast Casserole

Posted By Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom On October 9, 2009 @ 5:46 pm In Breakfast,Dairy Free,Eggs,Recipes | 45 Comments

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.

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.

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

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • 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


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