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sauteed apples with butter, apple spice, cinnamon, and sugar makes the perfect topping for this apple pie french toast that you can eat for breakfast

Apple Pie French Toast A New Take On Breakfast

Apple Pie French Toast is an easy breakfast recipe that looks, sounds, and tastes extravagant. If you love the taste of baked apples because of the buttery and sweet flavor, it only makes sense to add this delectable taste to your favorite breakfast – French Toast, that is.

Just peel and chop up some apples, sauté them in butter, sugar, cinnamon, and some apple pie spice, then top your French Toast with this delicious topping. Oh, you could always go overboard and add some whipped cream to the apple topping as well. Why not, right?

French Toast

French Toast is a breakfast favorite. But why is it such a favorite breakfast and brunch staple? Because French Toast is considered a comfort food and comfort foods are always favorites. So why do we love comfort foods so much? Well, French Toast, specifically this Apple Pie French Toast is like eating a warm, toasted, bread pudding-like dessert for breakfast. Do I really need to elaborate as to why this type of food would be a favorite amongst brunch-ers? Probably not, but I will!

The warm goodness of the hearty and scrumptious tasting bread gives you a full feeling which makes you feel good inside. A little while after you finish it, you might feel guilty which isn’t such a comforting feeling, but that’s another story altogether!

From a scientific perspective, comfort foods give you a boost of dopamine and make you feel warm and fuzzy inside, when you eat them. On a more psychological side, eating comfort foods usually reminds us of special times such as family parties, holidays, and other fun times that we indulged in sweet, comforting foods. It’s nostalgic in a way.

So there you have it, we love comfort foods like this Apple Pie French Toast because of science and our love of eating! As long as you eat these types of breakfasts in moderation, you can dig in without guilt!

How Do You Avoid Soggy Bread

French Toast is like a fried up Bread Pudding to some extent. You soak up each piece of bread in an egg and milk mixture and then toast it on a hot pan. This makes the bread slightly crunchy on the outside, yet almost creamy on the inside. Therefore, if the bread is too thin, the egg and milk mixture will overtake the bread and it will become soggy. Nobody wants to eat soggy French Toast. Although it will still be edible, soggy French Toast is not desired. With the anticipation of a yummy breakfast, you won’t want to go through the motions of prepping everything and cooking it up only to bite into a mushy piece of bread. That would be such a disappointment.

Best Bread For French Toast

Realistically, you can use whatever bread you want for this Apple Pie French Toast. However, if you want to have the BEST presentation and taste, you might consider using a thicker type of bread.

However, if the bread is too thick, the French Toast won’t actually cook through the center of the bread, leaving it falling short of that creamy texture. It’s a fine balance, for sure. Therefore, the ideal thickness for the perfect French toast bread is approximately 1″ thick. Basically, you want to choose a bread that is both spongy to soak up the egg and milk mixture, but sturdy enough to hold it without becoming soggy and mushy. The best French Toast will be scrumptious, not soggy.

Great bread choices for French Toast

Brioche

Brioche French bread by origin. It almost has a cake like quality due to it’s high egg and butter content. It’s very rich and thick. Additionally, it is very tasty which you would expect based on the high egg and butter content! The taste and thickness makes brioche a great bread choice for this Apple Pie French Toast.

Texas Toast

Texas toast is a toasted bread with butter that is a thicker sliced bread that you would find in the packaged bread aisle in your local grocery store. The thickness of the bread is basically double that of normal sandwich bread. Again, the sturdy appeal of Texas toast leads it to be a front runner when choosing the best bread for this yummy Apple Pie French Toast. No soggy French toast with this bread.

French Bread

French bread is a long, thin loaf of bread that has a crunchy crust that surrounds the bread. You really have to bite this bread because it has a strong consistency. Again, consistency is key when selecting the best bread for making French Toast. If you are looking to make a tasty breakfast and want to avoid soggy toast, French bread is a great option for this Apple Pie French Toast.

Ingredients

I mentioned above that you can use whatever bread you would like for this Apple Pie French Toast, but for sake of argument, the recipe calls for either a loaf of brioche or Texas toast bread. Those are my recommendations, take them or leave them!

  • 1 loaf Bread Brioche or Texas Toast
  • 5 large Eggs
  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • 4 Apples peeled and chopped
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 1 tbsp Cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp Apple Pie Spice

Instructions

Apple Pie Topping

  • Melt butter in a med saucepan over medium heat.
  • Add chopped apples and cook for 5 minutes so that the apples soften – mix periodically.
  • Add cinnamon and apple pie spice and mix well.
  • Cook for another 5 minutes.

French Toast

  • Whisk the eggs in shallow bowl, but medium size bowl.
  • Add milk and cinnamon to eggs and mix well.
  • Place as many pieces of brioche bread that will fit in the dish and turn them to cover both sides.
  • Heat a skillet or griddle to medium low heat.
  • Grease the pan with butter or non-stick cooking spray.
  • Place as many pieces of coated bread on the pan and toast for approx. 3-4 minutes on each side so that they turn a golden brown color. Once done, remove from pan and keep warm.
  • Coat another batch of bread in the egg mixture.
  • Add more butter or non-stick cooking spray, if needed.
  • Toast the new batch of coated bread until golden brown. Remove from heat, when cooked.
  • Repeat this process until all of the bread has been cooked.
  • Serve the French Toast and spoon as much or as little of the banana foster topping over each piece of French Toast.

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Apple Pie French Toast

Apple Pie French Toast is the BEST way to change up your breakfast!
Course Breakfast
Keyword french toast
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 people
Author jenahoward

Ingredients

  • 1 loaf Bread Brioche or Texas Toast
  • 8 large Eggs
  • 2/3 cup Milk
  • 4 Apples peeled and chopped
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 1 tbsp Cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp Apple Pie Spice

Instructions

Apple Pie Topping

  • Melt butter in a med saucepan over medium heat.
  • Add chopped apples and cook for 5 minutes so that the apples soften – mix periodically.
  • Add cinnamon and apple pie spice and mix well.
  • Cook for another 5 minutes.

French Toast

  • Whisk the eggs in shallow bowl, but medium size bowl.
  • Add milk and cinnamon to eggs and mix well.
  • Place as many pieces of brioche bread that will fit in the dish and turn them to cover both sides.
  • Heat a skillet or griddle to medium low heat.
  • Grease the pan with butter or non-stick cooking spray.
  • Place as many pieces of coated bread on the pan and toast for approx. 3-4 minutes on each side so that they turn a golden brown color. Once done, remove from pan and keep warm.
  • Coat another batch of bread in the egg mixture.
  • Add more butter or non-stick cooking spray, if needed.
  • Toast the new batch of coated bread until golden brown. Remove from heat, when cooked.
  • Repeat this process until all of the bread has been cooked.
  • Serve the French Toast and spoon as much or as little of the banana foster topping over each piece of French Toast.
  • ENJOY!

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