Apple Cinnamon French Toast

Apple Cinnamon French Toast

This Apple Cinnamon French Toast is a perfect weekend breakfast. Enjoy it with berries, maple syrup and a cup of coffee.  What more can you ask for?  

We enjoy making these all the time! 

French toast is great for any holiday.  Beautiful on a Christmas morning, romantic breakfast in bed for Valentine’s Day and a wonderful, memorable breakfast in bed for Mother’s Day and/or Father’s Day.

To make this recipe you’ll need these main ingredients (full ingredient list below): eggs, milk, bread, apple.

What type of milk can I use to make the French Toast recipe?

Any milk will work great. from skim milk to whole milk, half and half, cream, soy milk, almond milk – whatever works for you.

What is the best bread for the Apple Cinnamon French Toast?

I made this recipe using store-bought brioche bread.  So, of course, it was at least one day old. If you are making your own bread, it’s best to wait until the next day to make the French toast.  Slightly stale bread absorbs more of the egg mixture.  In fact, the original French name for French toast, is actually “pain perdu” – meaning lost bread.  Historically, French Toast would be made to “save” stale bread and give it life and flavor.

I used Brioche bread, which tasted amazing!  But you can use any one of these for amazing taste:

  • Brioche
  • Challah
  • French Baguette
  • Traditional white bread
  • Croissants (you can use stale, dry croissants to bring them back to life)

What types of apples should I use?

Sweeter apples are the best for this recipe:  Red Delicious, Gala, Fuji, Honeycrisp, Golden Delicious… 

You can really use any apple, except for the very sour ones, such as granny smith.

Keep the skin on the apple, especially a red apple, it adds a little color.

How to Prepare the Apple Cinnamon French Toast:

  1. Preheat oven to 320°F and place a cooling rack on top of a baking sheet.
  2. In a large mixing bowl whisk together the eggs, milk, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon powder, nutmeg and vanilla powder.
  3. Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Once the butter melts, reduce heat to medium.
  4. Whisk the egg mixture well to mix the cinnamon powder and nutmeg that has risen to the top. Dunk (do not submerge) both sides of one slice of bread into the egg mixture. Place the bread in the skillet and repeat with the second slice.
  5. Cook each side until golden (about 1 minute per side) and transfer to the baking sheet.
  6. Add more butter if necessary and cook remaining bread (2 at a time). Transfer all slices to the rack baking sheet.
  7. Place the baking sheet with the French Toast slices into the oven and bake for 7 – 10 minutes to avoid sogginess and to make the bread a little more crispy.
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  8. Meanwhile, prepare the apple cinnamon topping: Slice the apple into thin slices, add 9 grams (1 small packet) of vanilla sugar, and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon powder. Mix well.
  9. Melt 1/2 tablespoon butter over medium heat (in the skillet you used to cook the bread). Add the sliced apples and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.
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  10. To serve, top each French Toast with about 6-8 apple slices – see other serving suggestions below.

Serving Suggestions:

  • Serve the Apple Cinnamon French Toast with berries and maple syrup!
  • Drizzle with honey
  • Add a dollop of jam and dip the French Toast
  • Eggs on the side
  • You can also sift icing sugar over the French toast.

Can I make the Apple Cinnamon French Toast ahead?

You can absolutely make this recipe ahead and keep in the refrigerator over night.  You will only need to cook the bread and apples before serving.   

Use a large dish (large enough to fit all bread slices). Whisk together the eggs, milk, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon powder, nutmeg, and vanilla powder. Place all bread slices on top of the egg mixture and allow 2-3 minutes to absorb.  Flip the slices over and cover with a lid or plastic wrap.  Place in the refrigerator and cook before serving. 

The apples may be prepared the night before as well.  Simply slice the apple, add the cinnamon powder and the vanilla sugar, cover and refrigerate until ready to cook. 

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Apple Cinnamon French Toast

Apple Cinnamon French Toast

Yield: 8 French Toast Slices
Prep Time: 7 minutes
Cook Time: 13 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

This Apple Cinnamon French Toast is a perfect weekend breakfast. Enjoy it with berries, maple syrup and a cup of coffee.

Ingredients

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 8 slices bread
  • 2 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1/2 large apple
  • 9 grams vanilla sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 320°F and place a cooling rack on a baking sheet
  2. In a large mixing bowl whisk together the eggs, milk, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon powder, nutmeg and the vanilla powder.
  3. Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Once the butter melts, reduce heat to medium.
  4. Whisk the egg mixture well to mix the cinnamon powder and nutmeg that has risen to the top. Dunk (do not submerge) both sides of one slice of bread into the egg mixture. Place the bread in the skillet and repeat with the second slice.
  5. Cook each side until golden (about 1 minute per side) and transfer to the baking sheet.
  6. Add more butter if necessary and cook the remaining bread (2 at a time). Transfer all slices to the rack baking sheet.
  7. Place the baking sheet with the French Toast slices into the oven and bake for 7 - 10 minutes to avoid sogginess and to make the bread a little more crispy.
  8. Meanwhile, prepare the apple cinnamon topping: Slice the apple into thin slices, add 9 grams of vanilla sugar, and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon powder. Mix well.
  9. Melt 1/2 tablespoon butter over medium heat (in the skillet you used to cook the bread). Add the sliced apples and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.
  10. To serve, top each French Toast with about 6-8 apple slices - see other serving suggestions below.

Notes

Serving Suggestions: Serve the Apple Cinnamon French Toast with berries and maple syrup! You can also sift icing sugar over the French toast.

Stale bread? You can absolutely use stale bread to make French toast. In fact, it may be better. Stale bread absorbs more of the egg mixture.

What kind of milk should I use? Any milk will work great. 2%, whole milk, half and half, cream, soy milk, almond milk

Nutrition Information
Yield 8 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 146Total Fat 5gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 55mgSodium 201mgCarbohydrates 19gFiber 1gSugar 4gProtein 5g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.

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