This cool Autumn weather makes you want some warm apple recipes loaded with cinnamon before all that pumpkin spice arrives to spam your life. We love this amazing apple pie french toast in the morning. Who doesn’t like french toast really? If you don’t like french toast you either need to try a better recipe or you need professional help. I’m here with that first option- this delicious recipe. Our healthier apple pie french toast recipe is a winner. I have tried lots of homemade french toast that are dry, bland, and just basically soggy toast with syrup. We can do better people. Three words- Use. Your. Spices. Cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves or allspice make or break a good french toast recipe. Let’s make this!
What is the Secret to good Apple PIe French toast?
There a quite a few things that make good french toast the best.
- Let the bread go stale. Seriously, leave the bread you are going to use sit out over night and get dry and stale. This really helps with the next tip:
- Soak the stale bread in the egg mixture for as long as you can, even over night is good. The stale bread will gobble that mixture up and make a really tender french toast. Un-stale bread will just fall apart and become soggy.
- Use a thick bread like challah or a thick sliced french bread. This again helps with soaking it and getting all that tender texture and flavor.
- Put your spices right into that egg mixture and don’t skimp out on them. Load these babies up!
We bake our french toast in this recipe so the only butter we used is for slathering it on top with maple syrup if you want it. Baking it is super easy and quicker which is really nice in the morning especially if you have people that wake up “hangry.”
Why does my French Toast come out Soggy?
Generally, if you are doing all of those tips above right and you are still getting soggy french toast, you are using too much dairy or sugar in your recipe.
In our recipe, you can use either regular milk, almond, or oat milk for your “dairy.” We don’t put sugar in the egg mixture in our recipe simply because we cover it with the apple pie sauce and that sweetens things up perfectly.
A perfect slice of french toast has crispier edges and a soft tender center. Too much dairy in the egg mixture makes the egg not able to create that cooked firm coating on the bread.
How to make Apple Pie French Toast
The apple pie sauce is what makes this french toast recipe perfect for fall and so so delicious! Make with fresh apple chunks, cinnamon, nutmeg, and maple syrup. There’s nothing better.
Take your stale bread and soak in your cinnamon egg mixture while you preheat your oven (unless you went the extra step of soaking it all night- in which case just preheat your oven). When you are ready to bake, put the soaked bread pieces on parchment paper and pop them in the oven.
While they bake you can make your apple pie sauce. This apple pie sauce is made really simply. Just slightly sticky and perfectly (not overly) sweet and spiced.
With water, apple chunks, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and maple syrup boiling in a pot together, the apple’s natural fruit juices help to make that sticky sweet sauce for your french toast. Super easy to make!
Hope you enjoy this apple pie french toast as much as we do!
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If you love this recipe, be sure to check out these drool worthy recipes too:
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Apple Pie Sauce
- 4 Apples
- 1/2 cup Water
- 1 tsp Cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp Nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp Cloves
- 1/4 cup Maple Syrup
- 4-6 Thick Bread Slices
- 3 Eggs
- 1/4 cup Milk
- 1 tsp Cinnamon
- 1 tsp Honey
- Pre-heat oven to 375.
- Beat the eggs, milk, cinnamon, and honey together in a bowl.
- Place stale slices of bread in the egg mixture to soak for about 5 minutes or longer. (if bread is not stale, don't soak for more than a minute or 2)
- Once soaked sufficiently, place bread onto parchment paper on a baking sheet and bake in the oven for 15 minutes.
- While it bakes, make your sauce.
- Peel your apples and cut them into bite sized pieces (removing the core).
- Place them in a pot to boil on high with the water.
- Boil for about 5-7 minutes until it begins to get a bit thicker and sticky.
- Add your apple pie sauce spices (cinnamon nutmeg and cloves) and mix into the sauce well.
- Heat for 5 more minutes, then add your maple syrup and stir for about 3 minutes to bring it all together.
- Let it cool and then serve over the baked french toast.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 5 servings Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 274Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 113mgSodium: 236mgCarbohydrates: 52gFiber: 5gSugar: 28gProtein: 8g
Nutritional information is not always 100% accurate.