Apple-Maple French Toast


In this fall breakfast recipe, soft caramelized apples are a heavenly topping for a thick slice of fluffy French toast.


  • 6 eggs

  • 1 cup milk

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

  • Ground cinnamon

  • 6 slices bread

  • 2 tablespoons butter, plus more for serving

  • 3 apples, peeled and sliced

  • 2 tablespoons water

  • ½ cup maple syrup


  1. Whisk the eggs, milk, vanilla, and a pinch of ground cinnamon in a 9-by-13-inch baking dish. Add the bread in a single layer, turning until all the egg is absorbed.

  2. Meanwhile, heat a large skillet over medium heat, melt 1 tablespoon butter, and add apples, stirring to coat until starting to caramelize. Add the water, cooking until water has evaporated and apples are tender, about 4 minutes.

  3. Pour in the maple syrup and a dash of ground cinnamon; simmer for a minute to combine.

  4. In a large, heated nonstick skillet, melt about 1 tablespoon butter and saute the soaked bread until golden brown on each side, about 4 minutes. Place French toast on a plate and top with apple-maple mixture, plus more butter if you'd like!

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