Cranberry Apple French Toast

There is nothing better than waking up to the smell of a delicious breakfast being prepared.  This make ahead french toast is beautiful and perfect addition to your holiday brunch table.
Many thanks to the United Dairy Industry of Michigan  for sponsoring this recipe. 

IMG_0922You won’t believe how wonderful your kitchen smells while you’re putting this french toast bake together, and then when you bake it; the smells of cinnamon, clove, oranges, cranberries and buttery apples, doesn’t it sound like the best candle sent ever?!

Butter is definitely my favorite ingredient!  There is nothing better than the real thing!  I go through mountains of butter over the holidays, I would never consider leaving it out, there is absolutely nothing better than using real butter in your cooking and baking, it makes all the difference!



I guarantee Cranberry Apple French Toast will  knock everyone’s socks off.  I have made this version for years but thought it deserved a big bold holiday make-over.  I’m not sure if I’ll ever make it the old way again!  What makes this recipe absolutely perfect for the holidays is that it has to be made the night before.  Getting breakfast prep out of the way the night before  will make your holiday brunch or Christmas morning breakfast so much easier.  Oh you are so welcome!  Only the good stuff for yah!.

So here’s how it’s done!

Ribbet collag1This recipe does have a few steps, but none of them are hard, just think of the reward in the morning!

IMG_0908This  french toast doesn’t  get brown on the top, the bread will become all puffed up and should feel dry, not soggy on the top at all, bake it an additional 15 minutes if needed.


**Make this in a  disposable pan and give it to a neighbor on Christmas Eve.  You’ll get the best neighbor of the year award for sure!**

IMG_0926After removing the Cranberry Apple French Toast from the oven let stand for 10 minutes then place a large platter or a baking sheet over the pan and give it a quick flip, inverting the french toast out on to the platter/sheet.  If flipping hot caramely french toast out on a platter freaks you out you can skip this and just serve it straight out of the pan, it still taste spectacular, but it doesn’t look quite as pretty!




Have you seen the Go Bold with Butter billboards?  Aren’t they gorgeous?  Nothing like a billboard sized pat of butter to add some delicious to your day!

Do you have a favorite Holiday recipe that includes butter?  I’d love to hear what it is!!


Be sure to check out Go Bold with Butter, and United Dairy Industry of Michigan’s (UDIM) website and Pinterest boards for more festive and delicious recipes using REAL butter.



Disclosure: United Dairy Industry of Michigan sponsored this post.  All opinions expressed are my own.

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  1. 1

    This would make a perfect breakfast for Christmas morning!

  2. 2

    It’s been so hot down here that getting my socks knocked off sounds like a good thing! I love how this looks. I found frozen cranberries yesterday – fresh aren’t in Australia. These are mine!
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      Sheila :

      I like to get local Michigan cranberries and they are not always available so I stock up and freeze them. They work just fine! Maybe you can fill your hot socks with frozen cranberries?! xoxox hahah <3 Sheila