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Cinnamon-Spiced Almond French Toast with Maple Apples

Contributed by: News Canada

(NC) - Sitting down to a breakfast of hearty French Toast is one of the weekend's great pleasures. Use whole wheat or white bread - whichever you prefer.

Preparation time: 15 minutes - Soaking time: 10 minutes - Cooking time: 6 minutes per batch


    Cinnamon-Spiced Almond French Toast with Maple Apples
  • 2 apples
  • squeeze lemon juice
  • 1/2 (125mL) cup water
  • 1/3 cup (75mL) maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp (1mL) cinnamon
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup (250mL) Almond Fresh, original or vanilla
  • 1 tbsp (15mL) brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp (1mL) each salt, nutmeg and ginger
  • 4 to 6 slices Italian, brioche or sourdough bread, sliced 1/2 to 3/4 inch (1 to 2 cm) thick
  • 1 tbsp (15mL) butter


Peel apples if you like. Core and cut into thin wedges. Place in a medium saucepan along with lemon juice and 1/2 cup (125 mL) water. Set over medium-high heat. Cover and simmer gently to soften apples, 2 to 3 minutes. Drain. Add maple syrup and cinnamon to pan. Warm just before using.

Place eggs, Almond Fresh, sugar, salt and spices in a 9 x 3 inch (3 L) baking dish. Whisk until blended. Add bread. Soak 5 minutes. Turn bread and continue to soak 5 more minutes.

Melt butter in a large non-stick frying pan set over medium-high heat. When butter bubbles, cook bread in two batches without crowding pan. Adjust heat as necessary. This will take 6 to 8 minutes in total, turning part way through, until golden brown on both sides. Keep warm in the oven while cooking second batch, adding more butter if needed. Divide among 4 plates, spooning maple syrup apples over top.

Serving Size: Makes 4 Servings

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