Cinnamon Toast Crunch® Coated Apple Stuffed French Toast Recipe

Yvonne Ruperti

Notes: Challah bread or regular white bread can also be used. If using Challah, since the slices will be larger, make a total of four 1-inch slices, and serve one piece per person. Don't coat the pieces of French toast with the topping in advance or it will get soggy.

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Recipe Details

Cinnamon Toast Crunch® Coated Apple Stuffed French Toast Recipe

Active 45 mins
Total 45 mins
Serves 4 servings


  • 8 tablespoons (4 ounces) unsalted butter, divided

  • 4 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, sliced into 1/8-thick slices

  • 3 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon granulated sugar, divided

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, divided

  • 3/4 cup whole milk

  • 1/4 cup heavy cream

  • 3 large eggs

  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar

  • 1/4 plus 1/8 teaspoon salt

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 3 cups Cinnamon Toast Crunch® cereal, lightly crushed, divided

  • 1/3 cup sliced almonds, crushed

  • 4 ounces mascarpone cheese (or cream cheese), softened

  • 1 French baguette (not too dense), (see note)


  1. Heat 3 tablespoons butter in large nonstick skillet over medium heat. When the foaming subsides, add apples and cook, stirring occasionally, until apples have softened and are beginning to caramelize, 8 to 10 minutes. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons granulated sugar and 1⁄4 teaspoon cinnamon over apples. Cook until apples are golden, about 2 minutes more. Transfer apples to bowl and let cool.

  2. Whisk milk, cream, eggs, brown sugar, salt, and vanilla in shallow bowl until combined. Toss 2 cups Cinnamon Toast Crunch® cereal and almonds in pie plate to combine. Stir mascarpone with remaining 4 teaspoons granulated sugar until smooth.

  3. Cut 1 inch slices of French bread on the bias. Carefully slice a deep pocket into each piece. Spread cream cheese mixture into each pocket, then fill with cooked apples.

  4. Heat 1 tablespoon butter in large clean nonstick skillet over medium-low heat. Dip each filled French toast into egg-milk mixture (soaking well) and then coat well with Cinnamon Toast Crunch® cereal mixture, pressing to adhere. Place 4 pieces in pan and cook until cooked through and golden brown on both sides, pressing gently with spatula and adding extra butter as needed, about 3 minutes per side. Repeat with remaining pieces of bread. Serve with powdered sugar and remaining Cinnamon Toast Crunch® cereal sprinkled over the top.

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Special equipment

12-inch nonstick skillet

Nutrition Facts (per serving)
989 Calories
55g Fat
104g Carbs
23g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 989
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 55g 70%
Saturated Fat 29g 143%
Cholesterol 260mg 87%
Sodium 1201mg 52%
Total Carbohydrate 104g 38%
Dietary Fiber 6g 23%
Total Sugars 37g
Protein 23g
Vitamin C 4mg 21%
Calcium 292mg 22%
Iron 10mg 55%
Potassium 466mg 10%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)