Healthy Apple Pecan French Toast Casserole

This Apple Pecan French Toast Casserole is easy to make, refined sugar-free, and topped with caramelized apples and pecans. There's no overnight refrigeration required! It's perfect for a meal prep breakfast recipe or a weekend brunch recipe.













For the French Toast

  • 15 slices multigrain bread (gluten-free if necessary)
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 C liquid egg whites
  • 1 C unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • ½ C nonfat vanilla greek yogurt*
  • ¼ C sugar-free maple syrup
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • dairy-free whipped cream (optional)

For the Apple Pecan Topping

  • 2 red apples, thinly sliced
  • ¾ C chopped pecans
  • 6 Tbsp sugar-free maple syrup
  • ¼ C Stevia
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and spray a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Cut the slices of bread into 1" squares and add them to the baking dish.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the remaining "french toast" ingredients until well combined. Pour into the casserole dish, then gently fold the bread into the egg mixture until all the bread is soaked. Press the cubes of bread into a flat layer.
  4. Bake for 40 minutes or until the french toast casserole is baked all the way through.
  5. While the casserole is baking, make your topping. Heat a large skillet to medium heat and spray generously with cooking spray. In a small bowl, combine the Stevia, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Add half the apples, half the pecans, half the maple syrup, and half the cinnamon sugar to the skillet. Cook until the apples are softened and the pecans have caramelized, about 10 minutes. Remove and repeat with the remaining "topping" ingredients. Once all the topping ingredients have been cooked, set aside and cover with foil.
  6. When the casserole is finished, spread the apple pecan topping over the top of the french toast and let cool for 5 minutes. Slice into 12 pieces and serve with more maple syrup and some whipped cream. Enjoy!


*You can use your favorite non-dairy yogurt to make this recipe dairy-free.

Nutrition facts are a calculated estimate of 1/12 of the French Toast Casserole, including the apple pecan topping but not any additional toppings like maple syrup or whipped cream.


Serving: 1 slice / Calories: 244 / Fat: 8.8g / Saturated Fat: 1g / Carbohydrates: 30.5g / Fiber: 4.3g / Sugar: 4.9g / Protein: 11.2g

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