Apple French Toast Loaf with Maple Butter

Dish type
Main Dish


  • 1/3 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 Tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp Nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 7 Eggs
  • 1 Cup Milk
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 8 cups Firm whte bread cut into 1" cubes (approx. 1 lb loaf)
  • 1/4 Cup Sugar
  • 1/4 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 Cup Chopped Apples
  • 3 tbsp Challenge Butter
  • 1/4 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Coarsely Chopped Walnuts


Prep Time
1 hour
Cook Time
50 minutes
  1. For the Maple Butter, beat ½ cup room temperature Challenge Butter until light and fluffy then beat in ¼ cup maple syrup.
  2. For the Bread Pudding: combine sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt in a large mixing bowl. Whisk in eggs, milk and vanilla. Add bread cubes, cover with plastic wrap and place in refrigerator at least 30 minutes (leave overnight if desired) to allow bread to soak up liquid.
  3. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  4. Blend ¼ cup sugar and ¼ teaspoon cinnamon; combine with chopped apple. Stir apples into bread cube mix.
  5. Butter the sides of a 9x5-inch loaf pan (or other 6-cup baking mold), then melt 3 Tablespoons Challenge Butter in the pan in the preheating oven – watch carefully! Remove pan and evenly sprinkle ¼ cup brown sugar and nuts over melted butter.
  6. Add apple/ bread cube mix to the pan. Bake 50 to 60 minutes or until top is browned and firm to touch.
  7. Unmold pudding, slice and serve with dollop of Maple Butter.
  8. Note: Recipe can be doubled and baked in a 12 cup Bundt pan.
  9. Source: Challenge Home Economist

Nutritional Information

Per Serving
Calories 433, Calories Fat 193, Total Fat 21.4g, Saturated Fat 10.5g, Cholesterol 184 mg, Sodium 534 mg, Carbohydrate 52g, Protein 9.9g
Calories Fat193
Total Fat21.4g
Saturated Fat10.5g
Cholesterol184 mg
Sodium534 mg