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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.

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50 min
Prep Time
05 hrs 35 min
Total Time


Breakfast Bake

10 slices bacon, coarsely chopped

12 slices (1-inch thick) 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

6 large Land O Lakes® Eggs

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


1/3 cup sugar

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, melted


Maple syrup, warmed

How to make

  1. STEP 1

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

  2. STEP 2

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

  3. STEP 3

    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.

  4. STEP 4

    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.

  5. STEP 5

    Heat oven to 350°F

  6. STEP 6

    Uncover; top with bacon pieces. Bake 45-50 minutes or until puffed and set. Serve warm with maple syrup.

Nutrition (1 serving)

320 Calories
13 Fat (g)
135 Cholesterol (mg)
590 Sodium (mg)
39 Carbohydrates (g)
2 Dietary Fiber
12 Protein (g)
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