Toasted Cinnamon Breakfast Bake

Toasted Cinnamon Breakfast Bake

Here’s a great make-ahead recipe for your next brunch. The aroma of bacon, apples and cinnamon will fill the air as it bakes.

50 min. prep time
12 servings
151 Rating


Breakfast Bake

10 slices bacon, coarsely chopped
12 (1-inch thick) slices French bread
6 (3/4-ounce) slices Land O Lakes® Deli American, each cut in half
2 apples, peeled, cored, sliced into 24 slices
1 1/2 cups milk
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


1/3 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, melted
Maple syrup, warmed


Spray 13x9-inch glass baking dish with no-stick cooking spray; set aside.

Cook bacon in 10-inch skillet over medium heat 6-8 minutes or until browned; drain well. Place into resealable plastic food bag; refrigerate.

Cut 3-inch slit in side of each bread slice, cutting almost through. Place 1/2 slice cheese and 2 apple slices into each slit. Place bread slices into prepared dish, cut-side down.

Combine milk, brown sugar, eggs and 1 teaspoon cinnamon in bowl; beat at medium speed until well mixed. Pour mixture over bread. Combine sugar and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon in bowl; sprinkle over top. Drizzle with melted butter. Cover tightly with plastic food wrap; refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight.

Heat oven to 350°F. Uncover; top with bacon pieces. Bake 45-50 minutes or until puffed and set. Serve warm with maple syrup.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories: 320

Fat: 13g

Cholesterol: 135mg

Sodium: 590mg

Carbohydrates: 39g

Dietary Fiber: 2g

Protein: 12g

Recipe #14900©2011Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

Absolutely wonderful! I served this for a church choir breakfast and many people asked for the recipe. It's a keeper!
Not sure I would like the cheese but the rest sounds so scrumptious! I have all the ingredients too!

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