Remember enjoying french toast as a kid? Me too! Well, this Apple Cinnamon French Toast is full of all the flavors you remember and love, but without the extra fat and calories. While this recipe part of our Mission For Nutrition with JAZZ Apples, our love for a healthy breakfast and apples are our own.
This Apple Cinnamon French Toast is simple to make and so tasty! It’s the perfect balance of apples and cinnamon mixed with thickly-sliced whole wheat bread. Not only does it provide a great source of energy to fuel your day, but it’s also an easy way to get the family to sit down to have breakfast together as a family. Who doesn’t love the smell of warm apples and cinnamon?
Why we love French Toast
French toast is one of those classic breakfast dishes that never goes out of style, which is good since it’s been around for centuries. Its roots can be traced back to ancient Rome, but it wasn’t until the late 19th century that French toast became popular in the United States. The dish was first mentioned in print in 1871, when an article referred to it as “french-fried toast.” By the early 20th century, French toast had become a staple of American brunch menus.
Whether you’re having a lazy weekend morning, or just need a yummy breakfast option, french toast always seems to fit the bill. It’s easy to make and with our simple cooking swaps, it’s healthy too 😉
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day after all. It jump-starts your metabolism, fuels your body, and sets you up for success throughout the day. Eating breakfast has numerous benefits, including improved concentration, better physical performance during exercise, and a lower risk of developing certain diseases. So, why not fuel your day with this easy-to-make and incredibly delicious Apple Cinnamon French Toast?!
Is French Toast easy to make?
French toast is actually quite simple and requires only a few ingredients!
Simply soak the bread in the egg mixture then cook each side until golden brown. Be sure to top with cinnamon apples.
Apple Cinnamon French toast has a bit of nostalgia associated with it; many people fondly remember their grandmother’s version from when they were kids. This combination of convenience and nostalgia make it one of our favorite breakfast recipes.
Apple Cinnamon French Toast Key Ingredients
- Brown sugar
- Vanilla extract
- Whole wheat bread
The apple cinnamon mixture on my Apple Cinnamon French Toast is actually the same as the filling in my Apple Galette recipe. We loved it so much in that recipe, I knew it would be perfect for this recipe. No butter needed!
Alright, let’s make some Apple Cinnamon French Toast!
Oh, and I know I said that this was an excellent breakfast recipe to help fuel your day, but I am all about enjoying breakfast for dinner, so don’t limit this Healthy Apple Cinnamon French Toast to just the morning!
Apple Cinnamon French Toast
- 2 JAZZ Apples peeled, cored and sliced
- 2 tbsp light brown sugar
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon + dash
- 4 slices whole wheat bread
- 2 eggs lightly beaten
- ½ cup milk we used 2% Florida Milk
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- Spray a large sauté pan with olive oil spray.
- Add in apples, brown sugar and cinnamon.
- Cook until soft.
- Pour apple mixture into a bowl while preparing the French toast, wipe pan clean.
- Spray pan.
- In a large, wide plate/bowl whisk together eggs, vanilla, milk, and cinnamon.
- Completely submerge one slice of bread in the mixture, careful to coat both sides. Lift the bread out of the liquid and allow to drip off excess.
- Cook bread over medium heat for 1-2 minutes until lightly browned, then flip and cook other side 1-2 minutes.
- Repeat with remaining bread slices.
- Generously top french toast with apple-cinnamon mixture.
- Sprinkle with powdered sugar if desired.
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