Back to French Toast with Apple Topping

Print Options


Card Sizes

French Toast with Apple Topping Recipe

French Toast with Apple Topping Recipe

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.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:2 servings


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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 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.

Reviews for French Toast with Apple Topping

Sort By :

Average Rating
kgburgess User ID: 2727982 259448
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2017

"This was fabulous! My whole family enjoyed this very much. My high school senior said it was impressive! I made it with skim milk, egg substitute, and light butter to lessen the calories and then used a bit more bread because my load was really skinny. With 3 pieces of bread each, it came out to 230 calories because of the other lighter substitutions. The apples were delicious! This recipe is definitely a keeper. It did take me an hour to make it, though, with all the prep time of peeling and slicing the apples included. Yum!"

tstreich User ID: 1042559 228488
Reviewed Jun. 24, 2015

"Loved this recipe! And my husband couldn't stop eating it and asked that next time I double it. It was really easy to put together and will become a regular for weekend brunch. I also made it for myself ahead of time and just heated up a couple slices of the french toast and a scoop of the apples - delicious!"

SeranaJayne User ID: 7251558 107486
Reviewed May. 12, 2013

"This recipe was okay. Wouldn't make it again, but overall, it was easy to make."

dilbert098 User ID: 3743376 105887
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2012

"Fantastic. Make twice as much apple topping, it is delicious and will go quickly. This apple topping could be used on a dessert as well. Yummy, it'll be hard to eat french toast any other way!"

lisalynn_vickers User ID: 5872630 107485
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2012

"This is one of my weekly breakfast recipes that the whole family enjoys. I actually substitute the brown sugar and use Splenda brown sugar so that it has even less sugar content and use Skim milk instead of 2%. It is so delicious!!"

jernstberger User ID: 4542825 101656
Reviewed Sep. 17, 2010

"This is a very tasty topping to go with traditional french toast, and it was easy to make."

msdaisey User ID: 1222542 115157
Reviewed Jul. 24, 2010

"very good indeed!"

Loading Image