Baked Apple French Toast

Air Date: 
Fri, 12/22/2017
NC Ingredients: 
Apples, Eggs, Milk

Description

Breakfast

Ingredients

4 c
day-old whole grain bread, cubed
5  
Eggs
1 1⁄2 c
Milk
1 t
vanilla
1 1⁄2 t
cinnamon, divided
1⁄8 t
ginger
1⁄8 t
nutmeg
1⁄4 t
cloves
5 T
coconut palm sugar
3  
apples, cored, peeled and sliced into wedges
2 T
butter
1⁄4 c
brown sugar

Instructions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees and grease a 9 x 9 baking pan.

Add bread cubes to the baking pan.

In a medium bowl whisk; eggs, milk, vanilla, ½ tsp. cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves and coconut palm sugar. Pour over the bread, pushing the bread down to soak up the liquid.

In a large skillet over medium-low heat, add the apples and butter. Sprinkle with 1 tsp. cinnamon, stir and cover to steam for about 3 minutes. Sprinkle with brown sugar. Continue cooking with cover off until tender and slightly caramelized (you don’t want them to get mushy). Remove from heat to cool slightly. Spoon caramelized apples over the bread.

Bake on center rack for 20-30 minutes. Knife inserted in the middle should be dry. Remove from oven. Drizzle with maple syrup.

 

Notes

Lisa’s Notes: During the holidays or when company visits, it’s always nice to have a homemade breakfast dish that is sweet and comforting. Jackie Boegel of Raleigh created that dish when she won first place at the NC State Fair this year in the NC Apple Growers Association Apple Recipe Contest.