Baked French Toast with Apples

Oh I had the best best best breakfast this morning.

Baked French Toast
2 servings – Approx 390 Calories per serving (including real maple syrup)

Baked French Toast with apples and maple syrup

Ingredients:

  • 3 – 4 slices of bread
  • 3 whole eggs (or more)
  • cinnamon
  • vanilla
  • One peeled & thinly sliced apple
  • 1 tbsp real maple syrup

Cooking Instructions:

  1. Place 3 – 4 slices (depending on size) into a square baking pan
  2. Sprinkle cinnamon over bread
  3. Place peeled, thinly sliced apple on top of bread
  4. In a separate bowl, beat together 3 whole eggs and vanilla
  5. Pour egg mixture over bread
  6. Bake in 350° oven for 10-15 minutes
  7. Divide into 2 servings
  8. Top with real maple syrup and enjoy

UPDATE 2010-May-04

I’ve been making baked french toast a lot. It’s easy, healthy, and makes a great dinner.

Instead of using full slices, I have been tearing the bread into smaller pieces. But I have learned that too much bread isn’t better, but extra fruit is yummy.

Tonight, I broke up the rest of my homemade 100% whole wheat bread into small pieces, chopped up one apple, and opened a small box of raisins. Mixed with 2 whole eggs, 3/4 cup of egg whites, cinnamon, ground ginger and vanilla. I baked at about 400° for about a half hour.

In the meantime, in a medium fry pan, I dropped a defrosted 8oz bag of Cascadian Organic Blueberries with 1 tablespoon of table sugar. Cooked for a few minutes, and topped each serving of french toast. It was pretty sweet, even though it didn’t seem like it when I first started eating. By the end of the plate, it was super sweet, but good. I think next time, I might try throwing the blueberries into the food processor or blender to make them more of a syrup when cooked.

baked french toast: apples & raisins with warm blueberry topping

Update: yikes, too much sugar. My stomach feels like crap hours later from eating all that sweet. Next time I will know!

UPDATE July 25, 2010

Made this recipe with farm fresh blueberries and a few backyard blackberries. Oh yum. After it baked, I drizzled a little bit o’ honey on top and it was paradise!

blueberries and blackberries

blueberries and blackberries

blueberries and blackberries

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