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Total time

70 minutes




Breakfast, Dessert


  • 4 eggs
  • ½ cup brown sugar (divided)
  • 4 cups milk
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 loaf brioche or sourdough bread (cubed)
  • 2½ tbsp butter (divided)
  • 2 medium firm apples (diced)
  • 1 cup cranberries
  • ½ orange, juiced
  • 1½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup Quaker granola
  • maple syrup (for serving)


  1. In a mixing bowl whisk together eggs and ¼ cup brown sugar. Whisk in milk and vanilla extract. Place cubed bread in a greased 9x13 glass or ceramic baking dish.

    Pour milk mixture over the bread and stir to combine. Allow to sit 15-20 minutes. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

    In a large saucepan, melt 2 tablespoons butter. Add apples, cranberries, remaining ¼ cup brown sugar and orange juice; stir to combine. Bring to a simmer and allow to cook 4-5 minutes, until fruit just starts to soften. Stir in cinnamon and nutmeg.

    Pour apple/cranberry mixture over the bread mixture and stir to combine. Bake 40 minutes. In a small glass mixing bowl, melt remaining ½ tablespoon butter. Stir in granola to combine.

    Top bread mixture with granola mixture. Bake an additional 10-20 minutes, until top is puffed and light golden brown.

    Allow to slightly cool and serve with maple syrup.
  2. View the recipe instructions at The Gourmet RD

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