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Apple & Pear French Toast

In this twist on a classic favorite, pears and apples get a shining role as a delicious French toast topping. Freeze any extra French toast (without topping) for a quick on-the-go breakfast for busy mornings.

Nutrition Tip: A medium-sized pear provides your body with about 6 grams of fiber in about 100 calories, making it a nutrient-dense, naturally fat-free food.

Apple & Pear French Toast

Apple & Pear French Toast

In this twist on a classic favorite, pears and apples get a shining role as a delicious French toast topping.

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

Apple & Pear French Toast

  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon (plus 1 teaspoon) ground cinnamon, divided
  • 3/4 cups 1% milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 slices whole wheat bread
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 Gala apple, diced
  • 1 Bartlett pear, diced
  • 1 tablespoon honey

Breakfast Sausage:

  • 1 1/4 pound lean ground pork
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons dried sage
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon ground fennel seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil

Instructions

Apple & Pear French Toast

  1. Whisk eggs, cinnamon, milk and vanilla until blended. Dip bread into egg mixture on each side.
  2. Place in skillet and cook each side 2-3 minutes, or until browned.
  3. In another skillet, heat butter over medium heat; add apple, pear, cinnamon and honey, and cook 10 minutes, or until tender and glossy. Top French toast with apple and pear mixture.

Breakfast Sausage:

  1. Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat, and cook patties 3-5 minutes per side, or until internal meat temperature reaches 160°F.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 502Total Fat: 16gCholesterol: 149mgSodium: 632mgCarbohydrates: 64gFiber: 6gProtein: 26g

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Grace Vilches

With a passion for healthy eating and digital marketing, Grace found her perfect match with the Produce for Kids team. A south Florida native, Grace grew up in Miami surrounded by delicious Cuban food and a love for family. Grace is the Produce for Kids in-house video production guru working to bring partner’s products and brands to life. You will often see Grace on the Produce for Kids Instagram Story sharing the latest food trends, news on the latest Produce for Kids promotions and meal prep ideas. When she’s not working she’s looking for the newest foodie spots with her husband and mini Australian shepherd, Ollie.

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