4 eggs, slightly beaten
1 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla
¼ tsp baking powder
1 loaf of French bread, cut into 1-inch slices (use the ends for something else)
2 large cooking apples, peeled, cored and sliced thinly
½ cup brown sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
2 Tbl. Butter, melted
2 – 9 X 13" pans
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Spray one 9 X 13" baking dish with cooking spray
Whisk together eggs, milk, baking powder and vanilla in large bowl
Place the bread slices in an ungreased 9X13" baking dish and pour egg mixture over the bread. Turn slices to coat, then cover the pan with plastic wrap and let stand until liquid is absorbed. (You may find you want to add another egg and a couple more tablespoons of milk)*
Place sliced apples in a layer on bottom of the greased 9X13" baking pan. Sprinkle brown sugar and cinnamon over apples, walnut pieces may be a choice to add also
Arrange soaked bread slices over top of apples, then brush with melted butter.
Bake in center of preheated oven for 25 minutes (until golden brown). Serve with maple syrup and whipped cream or dust with powdered sugar.
*It is very convenient to do this far the night before and refrigerate until morning, then complete the directions, bake and serve. YUMMY! Serve with bacon, juice, coffee or what else you may choose.