Apple Pie French Toast is absolutely mouthwatering. So drool worthy. Unbelievably sensational. Such comfort food. I love this delicious Apple Pie French Toast recipe! A few weeks ago I was in the mood for French toast. I wanted to serve it with sauteed apples and maple syrup rather than just plain with maple syrup. I concocted this delicious recipe that uses lots of spices in the apples, as well as in the French toast batter.
For those who want a sweeter, thicker apple filling you can add sugar and a little flour to the apples while sauteeing. As it was, I was trying to keep it a little more on the healthy side so it is all natural apple and spice flavors instead. It turned out fantastic. The maple syrup and the sweetness from Gala apples is plenty of sweetener.
This is a marvelous special occasion breakfast or brunch recipe. I highly recommend Spicy Apple Pie French Toast for your next holiday or company breakfast. It is utterly amazing. I used homemade bread for the toast in the recipe, you can use any kind of bread. My second favorite option is Sourdough Bread. I also recommend a cinnamon-raisin type bread to bump up the flavors even more. The next time you whip up French toast for breakfast, enjoy it with lots of spicy slabs of apples and maple syrup drizzled over top. Kind of reminiscent of Apple Pie, isn’t it? Yum.
I initially posted this recipe in January 2014. My pictures were really awful. Even brutal. I mean it. I recently remade this recipe (March 2019) for our Friday night care group. I hosted Breakfast for Dinner and this recipe was on the menu. Without exception, every one of our guests LOVED this Apple Pie French Toast recipe. I heard comments over and over about how much they enjoyed this lovely breakfast dish.
I highly recommend it for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day or other holiday and company breakfasts. As for me, just serve it to me as Breakfast in Bed. Yes, please!
Apple Pie French Toast is a sensational breakfast or brunch recipe.
Here’s a look at one of the sauteed apples with lots of spices adhering to it.
I couldn’t get enough of Apple Pie French Toast. It was so wonderful.
Here’s what I did.
I used these ingredients, plus butter.
Melt butter in a skillet. Add apple slices.
Sprinkle cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and ginger over top of the apples.
Stir to combine.
Saute over low heat, stirring frequently, until apples become tender. Keep warm.
Beat eggs in a mixing bowl.
Add spices and whisk.
Whisk to combine spices with egg/milk mixture. You will not be able to get all of the lumps out. That’s okay. The French Toast will still taste wonderfully.
Dip bread slices in milk mixture and submerge for about 15 seconds for each slice to absorb the liquid.
Shake off excess.
Place butter in skillet or griddle. Place soaked bread pieces in skillet or griddle. Fry until golden brown. Turn bread pieces over and fry remaining side.
Serve with apple slices piled on top. If desired, drizzle with maple syrup too.
Apple Pie French Toast is so scrumptious. The flavors of all the spices on both the apples and the bread are marvelous. This is a great way to use up an abundance of apples from fall harvest!
If you’re a French toast lover like me, you will love this recipe. Serve Apple Pie French Toast with a side of sausage or bacon, Fried Potatoes, Eggs, and/or fruit.
Here’s the recipe.
- 1 tbsp. butter
- 3 small Gala apples, unpeeled, diced
- 1 ½ tsp. cinnamon
- ¼ tsp. nutmeg
- ¼ tsp. ginger
- ¼ tsp. ground cloves
- 1 cup milk
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 2 tsp. vanilla
- 10 slices bread (any kind, I used homemade [url href=”http://cantstayoutofthekitchen.com/2014/01/08/finnish-cardamom-loaf/” target=”_blank” title=”finnish cardamom loaf”]Finnish Cardamom Loaf[/url])
- maple syrup, if desired
- In a cast-iron skillet melt butter.
- Add apples, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and cloves and sauté until soft and tender about 5-10 minutes.
- Set aside. In a large mixing bowl add milk, eggs, cinnamon and vanilla.
- Stir to combine.
- Melt butter over griddle or skillet.
- Submerse each bread slice in milk mixture about 15-20 seconds.
- Drain off excess and place bread in skillet.
- Fry bread about 5 minutes per side, flip bread over, fry remaining side until all the bread is used up.
- Serve bread whole or cut on the diagonal.
- Spread apple pie filling over top of each piece of French toast.
- Glaze with maple syrup if desired.
Apple Pie French Toast is a great breakfast to serve for company. This is also a great meal when you want to make breakfast for dinner! I liked it with both the sauteed apples and maple syrup.
Why don’t you grab a fork and join me?