Toasted Cinnamon Breakfast Bake
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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
05 hrs 35 min


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.


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


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  July 29, 2012

Absolutely wonderful! I served this for a church choir breakfast and many people asked for the recipe. It's a keeper!

— says Anonymous
  September 13, 2011

Not sure I would like the cheese but the rest sounds so scrumptious! I have all the ingredients too!

— says Shirlene
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