Sunday, March 8, 2009

Apple Cinnamon French Toast

Looking for something a little different during "Hot Breakfast Month", I found a recipe for Holiday French Toast from Kristen's Kitchen. The recipe looked tasty enough, with cinnamon and apples... and we decided to try it. This recipe is prepped the night before, which made it perfect for "Spring Ahead Sunday" today :)

We made some changes, as the original recipe called for 1 stick of butter and 8 eggs - which I reduced drastically - and it tasted great. I'm sure it would be excellent with whole wheat bread too, we just had leftover French Bread to use up.

Apple Cinnamon French Toast

4 apples, peeled and sliced
2 heaping T brown sugar
1-2 tsp. of cinnamon, divided
3 T butter, melted
8 slices of french bread (enough to fill the pan) - we used homemade
3 eggs, whisked
1 C milk
1 tsp. vanilla

Peel, core and slice apples... I love my apple peeler, correr, slicer for this... in fact, this gadget likely gets the most use of our kitchen gadgets as we make homemade applesauce and fruit chews almost weekly.

Layer apples on the bottom of a 9x13 pan.

Sprinkle with brown sugar and 1 tsp. of cinnamon.

Melt butter and pour over apples.

Layer French Bread over the top of the apples.

Mix together eggs, milk and vanilla.

Pour egg mixture over the top of the toast, making sure to coat bread well.

Cover and refrigerate overnight. In the morning, sprinkle french toast with additional 1 tsp. cinnamon, and cover with tinfoil. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes. Uncover and bake for an additional 15 minutes, until french toast is browned.

Allow to cool and serve warm.

This breakfast dish is shared on Tasty TuesdayTempt My Tummy TuesdayIngredient Spotlight


  1. This looks really good! Believe it or not, I have never made French Toast. I've had it before, but it was never something that we really ate at our house when I was growing up. But I do like it, and my husband loves it, so I'm sure I'll be making it in the future.

  2. That looks great! And sounds a little healthier than the original recipe, too.

  3. This looks SO good. I forgot to add salt to the bread I made yesterday so it's a bit lackluster. I think this is the perfect thing to use it in!

  4. My family would love these! Your pictures are great!
    Thanks for sharing!

  5. Yummy! This would definitely be a favorite in our house. I'm going to try this one. Thanks for sharing!

  6. French Toast is my favorite breakfast food - has been since I was small!! I can't wait to try this out!! Thanks!!
    ~angela @ peonypatch

  7. This looks so yummy! (and easy) I do love your apple gadgit! How do you make apple chews? We tried to make apple juice one day. That was interesting! :-)
    Thanks for joining us with your great recipe!

  8. My oldest boy would be in heaven if I made this for him, what a great way to use up apples too.

  9. I'm looking for some Sunday morning breakfast ideas. This looks great!

  10. This looks so delish!!!Thanks for sharing your recipe and linking up to Tempt My Tummy Tuesday.

  11. This looks so yummy! I've never made overnight french toast before, but I have always wanted to.

  12. I love plain French toast. I can only imagine how much more, I would enjoy this. Warm apples are the secret to success for so many recipes and of course, so is the cook.

  13. I love french toast. Looks like this recipe may give my creme brule french toast a run for its money.


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