Baked French toast is a good choice for the holidays when you want a comforting breakfast but don’t have a lot of time. Maple syrup cooks right into the egg-soaked bread for a rich flavor, while sugar and spices coax sweetness from the apple slices.
Get the apples going first and start the toast once they’re in the oven. Since everything bakes together, you won’t have the usual French toast problem of having to cook the slices by the batch and then keep them warm until serving.
Offer country sausage links alongside. And though this is plenty sweet, traditionalists may still crave a side of maple syrup.