Apple Raisin Breakfast Casserole is a comforting way to start the day that’ll leave your house guests feeling the love!
APPLE RAISIN BREAKFAST CASSEROLE!
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Easy casserole recipes are my go to during the holidays. Whether it’s easy breakfast casserole ideas, side dishes, or dinners…they’re a life saver. This Apple Raisin Breakfast Casserole is always a hit. It combines sweet flavors with pops of crisp salty bacon for the best bite of breakfast!
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When I went to bake this casserole I had to make some decisions. Do I use regular bread and add everything in? Do I use my SUPER yummy Cinnamon Raisin Bread Recipe to sneak a little extra flavor in? Do I add some bacon for crunch and contrast? YES! Duh. Bacon is always a yes. I did decide to max out the raisin level of this casserole with cinnamon raisin bread. You could use store bought or homemade. I prefer homemade for this recipe since it’s not quite as dense, but I totally understand the time saving factor of a store bought option. The first bite of this casserole almost left me craving a little more sweetness to the dish, but I think that’s a good thing. It goes great with my sweetened coffee and that’s exactly what I wanted.
If you’re looking for an easy breakfast option for feeding your house guests, this casserole is the answer! Serve it up with some of Grandma’s Potatoes and Cinnamon Mocha Iced Coffees for the ultimate morning spread!
Apple Raisin Breakfast Casserole
- 6 strips bacon diced
- 6 eggs
- 1 1/2 cup milk
- 6 cups cinnamon raisin bread store-bought or homemade
- 2 granny smith apples
- 1/2 cup raisins optional
Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat.
Add bacon to the hot skillet and cook until crispy, about 7 to 10 minutes. Remove to a paper towel lined plate to drain.
In a large mixing bowl, beat together the eggs and milk.
Slice the bread into 1/2-inch cubes and place in the mixing bowl.
Core the apples and cut into bite-sized pieces. Add to the mixing bowl along with almost all of the bacon and raisins, if desired.
Use a wooden spoon to mix everything together, making sure all of the bread is coated in the egg mixture.
Pour into a 9-inch by 13-inch casserole dish or lasagna pan (with high sides) and spread into an even layer. Sprinkle to remaining bacon on top.
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Do this after you combine everything so the casserole ingredients can marry a bit before baking.
Bake for 40 minutes or until the casserole is set and golden on top.
Carefully remove from the oven and let stand for 5 minutes before serving.
Since there are lots of raisins in the bread, it's your choice to add extra raisins into the casserole.
If you prefer the casserole on the sweeter side, mix together 1/4 cup sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Then sprinkle it all over the top of the casserole. It'll create a sweet & crunchy crust.
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