Apple Maple French Toast – Healthy Option

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

Golden slices of French toast are topped with a warm apple and maple topping for a delicious (but healthy) breakfast or brunch you won't soon forget!
Course Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 servings


  • 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


  1. 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.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs, egg whites, milk and vanilla and set aside.
  3. 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.
  4. Slice each piece of French toast on the diagonal and serve 2 whole pieces (i.e.: 4 halves) on each plate.
  5. Top each serving with 5 oz. apple mixture and sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Recipe Notes


Nutrition Information Per Serving
Calories:  390
Total Fat: 11g
Saturated Fat: 2g
Trans Fat: 0g
Cholesterol: 55mg
Protein: 13g
Carbohydrates: 62g
Sodium: 300mg
Fiber: 4g

…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!


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Franceen Friefeld, RD., LD., P.H.Ec.

Franceen Friefeld, RD., LD., P.H.Ec.

Franceen is one of country's leading voices in nutrition and health with 30 + years of experience as a senior food management executive, author, speaker, and TV host. Fran's followers adore her because she believes you should be able to have your kugel and not feel guilty about it. Her recipes, humor, and realistic approach to enjoying food and cutting through the hype of fad diets and quick fixes are what make her approach to a balanced lifestyle loved by so many.
Franceen Friefeld, RD., LD., P.H.Ec.

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