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Apple-Cheddar-Ham French Toast Crunch

  • Prep time
    15 minutes
  • Cooking time
    45 minutes
  • 6 portions


  • 1 loaf St-Méthode Campagnolo Club White Bread
  • Butter (for the mold)
  • 6 eggs
  • 250 ml (1 cup) milk
  • 30 ml (2 tbsp) sugar
  • 2 ml (1/2 tsp) vanilla extract
  • 750 ml (3 cups) grated cheddar cheese (your choice: mild, medium, old, extra-old)
  • 300 g (2/3 lb) sliced or shredded ham
  • 1 large or 2 small apples, diced
  • 500 ml (2 cups) Corn Flakes-style cereal


  1. Cut the crusts off the bread slices using a serrated bread knife.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350º F (180º C) and butter a lasagna pan.
  3. In a bowl, beat the eggs, milk, sugar, and vanilla.
  4. Dip half of the bread slices into the egg mixture and place them side-by-side to cover the bottom of the pan.
  5. Cover with half the cheddar and all the ham.
  6. Make a second layer of egg-dipped bread slices.
  7. In another bowl, combine the apples, the remaining cheddar, and the cereal. Spread the mixture over the second layer of bread.
  8. Pour on the rest of the egg mixture and bake in the oven for 45 minutes.
  9. Let rest 5 minutes before cutting into portions and serving with maple syrup.