French Toast with Cinnamon Apples

So, since I’ve started this blog I’ve been craving making all kinds of things. I’m not a big breakfast eater, so we’ve instituted a new tradition: Sunday Brunch. I’ve been telling my boyfriend for months that we’ve got to make french toast and I finally got to it. The best french toast I’ve ever had was at a little cafe in Davis, California where I went to college. They made it with thick slices of rustic bread and it was delicious.

First, I prepared the fruit topping. Peel and slice up two Granny Smith apples into thin slices, sprinkle them with sugar and cinnamon. Melt butter in a pan over medium heat and add the apples and cook them until they are tender. Meanwhile, whisk eggs, milk and cinnamon together and slice the bread into 1 inch thick slices. I just used a standard french toast recipe from cookinglight.com, so if you have one you prefer, you can use that one.

Let the slices soak in the mixture for about five minutes while heating butter in a large pan.

Once the butter is hot, place the slices and cook each side until golden brown.

Plate them and spoon apple mixture on top. Top with maple syrup and powdered sugar.

Here’s the complete recipe:

Apples:

  • 2 Granny Smith apples peeled, cored and sliced thinly
  • 2 tbsp. sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp. butter

French Toast:

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp. butter
  • powdered sugar

This is a really easy, delicious recipe that you can top with whatever fruit you want. Since it’s winter, there aren’t that many fruits in season, so apples and pears are the best bet, but I can’t wait for summer to do this with fresh strawberries and blueberries!

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