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
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 apples: 219 calories, 10g fat (5g saturated fat), 113mg cholesterol, 279mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g 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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cindiak User ID: 221828 181439
Reviewed Mar. 11, 2014

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

DeliciouslyResourceful_Gina User ID: 4938423 119568
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2013

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

lisalynn_vickers User ID: 5872630 196077
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."

dilbert098 User ID: 3743376 113862
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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