If I had to rank my all-time favorite cereals Cinnamon Toast Crunch would definitely be in the top three. Cinnamon and sugar are no doubt a match made in heaven, especially in the form of a crispy bite-sized carb! My love of this sweet breakfast treat got me thinking that it would pair perfectly with apples, so off to the kitchen I went. A little bit of experimenting led me to this Cinnamon Toast Crunch Apple Bake, and boy was it a keeper!
Start things out by emptying two cans of apple pie filling in the bottom of your baking dish. Next, add some cubed apples for some fresh flavor, then dust it all with a generous amount of cinnamon. You’ll then sprinkle the entire dish with a white cake mix. Just the powder! No need to mix it in. Finish it all off with pats of butter, crunchy cereal, brown sugar, and a little more butter (never enough butter!). Pop it in the oven for about 50 minutes or until the cake mix is fully cooked.
This dessert feels perfect for a cozy fall treat, but these ingredients are easy to find all year long so you can make it whenever a craving strikes. Serve it with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream. No matter the occasion this twist on an apple cobbler is sure to have everyone coming back for a second helping!
Cinnamon Toast Crunch Apple Bake
10m prep time
50m cook time
- 2 (20 ounce) cans apple pie filling
- 2 apples, diced
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 box white cake mix
- 1 cup butter, cubed
- 1 ½ cups Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cereal, crushed
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- ¼ cup butter, melted
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees F and lightly grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.
- Spread both cans of apple pie filling in the bottom of the prepared dish, layer diced apples on top, then sprinkle with cinnamon.
- Sprinkle cake mix powder over the apples in an even layer (don’t mix it in!).
- Arrange butter pats evenly on top of cake mix then sprinkle crushed cereal over the whole dish, followed by the brown sugar, then drizzle on the remaining melted butter.
- Bake for 40 minutes then cover with foil and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes or until cake layer is cooked through.
- Serve warm with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.
Recipe adapted from Makethebestofeverything.com