Full of fall flavor and a cinch to make, this apple butter baked French toast is impressive, and ready for any occasion!
Whether you call it baked french toast, or bread pudding, the custardy carby deliciousness cannot be beat. I feel a bit like Dr. Seuss in reverse when it comes to baked french toast, because I will eat it in a tree, in a boat, or in a moat, or whatever other alliterative location he describes in the books.
Simply because, it is the most sublime culinary creation I can think of. It’s true! How can you pass up a confection that can be served at breakfast, or as a dessert? That can be topped with whipped cream, or powdered sugar, or served ala mode with ice cream? It’s a multifaceted treat, and this one comes from my blogging friend Karista Bennett’s new cookbook The Oregon Farm Table Cookbook.
I distinctly remember turning my nose up at the idea of “bread pudding” when I was a kid. It wasn’t pudding, like from a box! How dare my mom say anything good about bread. pudding. Combining those words seemed like a crime, until I took my first bite. And it was HEAVEN.
As I browsed through Karista’s cookbook, I stumbled upon this apple butter baked French toast and immediately decided that THIS recipe needed to be made. The ultra fall flavors in this are so cozy! Combining apple butter, cinnamon raisins, and pumpkin pie spice, it’s a trifecta of fall. And if you’re hosting a paired down holiday this year, you make this the night before, and bake it in the morning for an easy celebratory breakfast.
Emmett was a huge help making this, and I know many kids would be able to handle this recipe, by helping measuring, or whisking the eggs and cream, pouring it over the top. Make new traditions since the holidays will be looking a little different this year, you and your kids will love it!
Karista’s Oregon Farm Table Cookbook has tons of locally inspired recipes that take the best of farmers markets, and local producers’ wares to create wholesome recipes that are fit for any season. The ingredients are easy to find, the instructions are easy to follow, and she showcases local Oregon growers and their favorite creations, too! We should all meet local farmers, and this helps elevate them to a larger audience, of which they are so deserving. Foodies and farmers can come together to create deliciousness right here!
You can also try these French Toast recipes!
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