French Toast for Two with Apple Topping Recipe
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French Toast for Two with Apple Topping Recipe

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For breakfast or brunch, you can’t top this impressive dish from Janis Scharnott of Fontana, Wisconsin. Warm, sweet apples and a hint of cinnamon make this French toast extra special.—Janis Scharnott, Fontana, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:2 servings
Quick Diabetic Exchange Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 1 medium apple, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-fat butter, divided
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup 2% milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 slices French bread (1/2 inch thick)
  • Maple syrup, optional

Nutritional Facts

2 slices with 1/4 cup apple mixture (calculated without syrup) equals 219 calories, 10 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 113 mg cholesterol, 279 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 6 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1-1/2 fat, 1/2 fruit


  1. In a large skillet, saute the apple, brown sugar and cinnamon in 1 tablespoon butter until apple is tender.
  2. In a shallow bowl, whisk the egg, milk and vanilla. Dip both sides of bread in egg mixture.
  3. In a large skillet, melt remaining butter over medium heat. Cook bread on both sides until golden brown. Serve with apple mixture and maple syrup if desired. Yield: 2 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with Land O'Lakes light stick butter.
Originally published as French Toast with Apple Topping in Comfort Food Diet 2011 2011, p43

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Reviewed Mar. 11, 2014

"Fantastic! I also added a pinch of nutmeg to the apples."

Reviewed Nov. 1, 2013

"This recipe tasted good. I doubled the recipe and used wheat sandwich bread instead of French bread."

Reviewed May. 24, 2013

"This is a 5 star recipe for my entire family and my youngest child requests it at least once a week."

Reviewed Nov. 4, 2012

"Delicious. Will make double the apple topping as it is so good and didn't last long. May use the apple recipe for dessert toppings as well. Restaurant quality. Thanks for sharing :)"

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