Mmm french toast. In my house, this meal was usually saved for a special occasion or weekends. Maybe that’s why I love it so much. Hopefully you will make it this weekend and love it as much as I do 🙂 .
This is a very easy recipe with some nice fall flavours. I kept the actual french toast quite basic but the key is the glazed apples for serving. The bread is soft and a little eggy inside but golden on the outside which makes it perfect. With the cooked apples and syrup on top, it becomes this awesome breakfast that is not overly sweet!
If you’ve never made french toast, you should use challah or brioche which are both egg breads. It’s also best to use bread that is a day old because it soaks up the egg and milk better. The dipped bread cooks in a pan on both sides until golden and a little crispy.
The apples are simply cooked down until soft and then mixed with brown sugar, maple syrup and a few other ingredients which turn it into a delicious topping. There’s no need to use plain maple syrup when you have these saucy apples. Enjoy!
- 2 apples, peeled and chopped
- 2 tbsp water
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tbsp butter
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- Combine apples with water in medium saucepan. Cook over medium heat, covered, for 5 minutes until apples begin to soften.
- Add remaining ingredients, stir to combine and cook another 5 minutes over medium-low, uncovered, until apples are tender and sauce is shiny. Keep warm until ready to serve.
- 1/2 challah or brioche loaf, sliced (~6 slices)
- 3 eggs
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- Cooking spray or vegetable oil, for cooking
- In shallow dish, combine eggs, milk and cinnamon. Preheat frying pan over medium heat and spray with cooking spray or brush with oil.
- Dip bread into egg mixture and place in pan. Cook 2-3 minutes until golden brown, flip and cook another 2-3 minutes on the other side. Continue with remaining bread.
- Serve with warm apples.