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Apple maple French toast is a sweet treat for breakfast or brunch that cooks up quickly and is guaranteed to start your day off deliciously!
The Backstory: I love making Sunday brunch for my family and friends and this is one of my favorite recipes to prepare, especially during the fall months when apples are in season and I find myself cooking with warm, earthy autumn spices. I don’t know too many people who don’t love French toast, but when those apples start to caramelize and the cinnamon and maple syrup hit the pan, well, there’s nothing in the world that smells better. The kids come running and they know that something special is about to be served. This is truly a delicious breakfast or brunch dish that your family will love and that you can feel good about serving. More of the Backstory after the recipe…
Apple Maple French Toast
- 2 tbsp. margarine, soft/tub, zero trans fat
- 1-1 1/2 lbs. apples, peeled, cored, and chopped
- 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 2 cups apple pie filling (17 oz)
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup eggs whites, raw
- 2/3 cup skim milk
- 2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup canola oi, divided
- 12 slices whole wheat bread (1 oz slices)
- 1 tbsp. powdered sugar
Heat margarine in a large skillet over medium heat and add apples, stirring to coat until starting to caramelize (around 3-4 minutes). Add the cinnamon, apple pie filling and maple syrup and continue until apples are tender, about 2 minutes. Set aside.
In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs, egg whites, milk and vanilla and set aside.
To make the French toast, heat the oil i a nonstick fry pan or one sprayed with nonstick spray (use 1 tbsp. oil for every 3 slices of bread). Coat the bread in the egg mixture and fry until the soaked bread is golden brown on each side.
Slice each piece of French toast on the diagonal and serve 2 whole pieces (i.e.: 4 halves) on each plate.
Top each serving with 5 oz. apple mixture and sprinkle with powdered sugar.
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…The Backstory continues: You can find so many delicious recipes in my latest cookbook, Healthy Meals for Your Busy Life. In my new book, I’ve created a collection of delicious and satisfying meals from Moroccan Fig, Pine Nut and Black Bean Couscous to Lemon Poppy Seed Cake — that you can prepare in 30 minutes or less. I know you’ll love them and that they’ll leave you feeling full, satisfied, and happy that you’ve made healthful choices that don’t sacrifice on taste!