French Toast Bread Pudding Recipe

Whip up this delectable dish for breakfast or brunch with ingredients you already have.

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cook time:
30 minutes
Serving size: 12
Difficulty: Easy

1 loaf challah or French bread, sliced thick
3 apples, peeled, de-seeded and sliced thinly
175 mL (3/4 cup) brown sugar
45 mL (3 tablespoons) butter, melted
8 eggs, whipped
250 mL (1 cup) milk
10 mL (2 teaspoons) ground cinnamon
5 mL (1 teaspoon) ground nutmeg
5 mL (1 teaspoon) vanilla extract
5 mL (1 teaspoon) salt
Powdered sugar, to taste
Maple syrup, to taste


  1. Layer bread and apple slices in a 23x33 centimetre (9x13 inch) baking dish, making sure apple slices are evenly distributed between the sliced bread
  2. Sprinkle brown sugar over the bread and apple slices
  3. Pour butter evenly over the top of the brown sugar
  4. In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla and salt
  5. Pour the egg mixture over the bread, making sure to thoroughly saturate the bread
  6. Cover dish with plastic wrap to seal
  7. Place in the fridge for a few hours or overnight
  8. Preheat oven to 180 C (350 F)
  9. Remove plastic wrap and bake for 30 minutes (or long enough for the bottom of the dish to be cooked)
  10. Remove from oven and cool for about 5-10 minutes
  11. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and drizzle with maple syrup, then slice and serve


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