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I love apple picking season!  Juicy apples, crisp fall air, crunchy leaves…  It is one of my favorite things to do with my family.  Gluten Free Dairy Free Apple Pie French Toast Casserole captures the flavors of apple pie in a breakfast dish. Yum!


The Recipe: Gluten Free Dairy Free Apple Pie French Toast Casserole


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil or coconut oil
  • 3 large cooking apples, peeled and sliced thinly
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 loaf of gluten & dairy free bread or French bread, I like using mine: https://angelaskitchen.com/2007/06/14/gluten-and-dairy-free-french-bread/, cut into about ¾” cubes, about 8 cups
  • 6 large eggs
  • cups dairy free milk substitute, I like almond milk
  • ½ cup canned coconut milk
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • tablespoons gluten free vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon salt


  • Heat the oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add apples. Stir-fry apple slices, cooking for about 4 minutes. Add brown sugar, first measure of maple syrup and first measure of cinnamon to skillet. Continue to cook and stir for another 10 minutes until apples are tender.
  • Oil 9×13″ pan. Evenly spread apples into pan. Put gluten free bread cubes on top of apples in pan.
  • Blend eggs, milk substitute, coconut milk, second measure of maple syrup, vanilla, second measure of cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt until smooth and well incorporated. Carefully pour egg mixture over bread cubes. Cover pan with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator overnight.
  • When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Take plastic wrap off pan, and bake French toast casserole 45-50 minutes, until golden and egg is set.
  • Allow to set for 10 minutes. Run a knife around the edge of pan. Set a platter onto of the pan and carefully flip over so that apple side is up.