Delicious French Toast + Caramelized Apples

December 3, 2018

This Delicious French Toast + Caramelized Apples recipe is irresistibly good and is the perfect fall season treat for those early mornings or that holiday get together! A beautiful take on the classic French Toast recipe and comes covered in sweetly-spiced, caramelized apples. Super easy to make and can be whipped together in a few short minutes. Completely dairy-free. Vegan option available.

Delicious French Toast + Caramelized Apples

Hey, ya’ll.

Can you believe that it’s DECEMBER? Oh my! Time has flown by this year. Don’t you agree?

Now that we’re in the final month of the year, it’s time for the Most Wonderful Time of the Year! Yippeeee! So, you know what that means, right? It’s time for the lights, snow, colorful decor, cookies, cakes, and so much other sweet treats! I’m so excited—can you tell? Haha.

Delicious French Toast + Caramelized Apples

Whelp, if I’m honest—I haven’t gotten all things together for Christmas yet! If you’ve been following Orchids + Sweet Tea avidly, then you know that I’ve mentioned last month that I began putting up both my Christmas trees. However, while one of our trees has been fully decked out, we still have to decorate our larger one (we’re changing up our theme this year!). So, I’ve been contemplating what decorations i’d like to use, including the lights, etc.

Anyway, the most exciting part about the Holidays for me (besides the decor) are the baked goods! Last year, I made a few Holiday treats (which were a first for me), some of which I’ve linked below for you:

Vegan Apple Cranberry Crumble Pie

Blue Velvet Donuts

S’mores Ice Cream

Gingerbread Cinnamon Rolls

Dairy-free Gingerbread Men cookies

Southerner’s Banana Pudding Cheesecake Bites

But of course, I’ve rounded up a few of those same recipes as a Holiday post in case you’d like to take a quick look at this list. Thank me later, ya’ll!

Delicious French Toast + Caramelized Apples

This Holiday season, however, I’m planning to test out so many new flavors, textures, and forms. Per usual, I’ll make sure to add Vegan recipes for my vegan lovers! Don’t worry—-I’ve got you all covered!

But shall we talk about this French Toast? Recently, I’ve made this Pumpkin French Toast + Praline Sauce recipe and boy was it amazing! To be honest, French Toast has been a staple for me ever since my childhood. I can still remember my Grandmother whipping up an easy (not so elaborate of course) French toast recipe and flipping each slice of bread and smelling the sweet aroma. Oh my, oh my!

So, this recipe is a great homage to those moments in the kitchen with my Grandma, but with my own spin on things! Like with the other French Toast recipe, I chose to use Challah Bread, since it soaks up the custard well and remains nice and plump. Plus, can we talk about those Caramelized Apples, though? In all honesty, the inspiration for this delicious topping came from our old recipe: Cinnamon Chia Oatmeal with Caramelized Apple. You definitely need to try these oats! They are so amazing!

Delicious French Toast + Caramelized Apples

Let’s dig our forks right into this recipe, shall we?

Whisk together all the ingredients (except for the bread) into a large bowl and set aside so that everything marries together and activates, about 5 minutes.

Preheat griddle to medium-high heat and add 1 Tbsp of vegan butter, melting it.

Dip 1 slice of bread into the batter, soaking it in for a few seconds on each side. Place slice unto the heated griddle, cooking on each side for about 3-4 minutes until golden brown. Repeat until all french toast has been made.

To Make Caramelized Apples:

In a separate saucepan, melt the coconut oil over medium-high heat. Add the diced apples and stir a few times. Add the organic brown sugar and maple syrup and cook for a few minutes, about 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Sugar should melt and become similar to a caramel-like sauce. Add a pinch of sea salt and the cinnamon. Stir again and remove from heat.

To serve, top French Toast with Caramelized Apples and maple syrup, if desired.

Bon Appetite!

Delicious French Toast + Caramelized Apples

Delicious French Toast + Caramelized Apples

Delicious French Toast + Caramelized Apples

Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 25 mins
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Ingredients

French Toast:

  • 1 loaf Challah bread, sliced semi-thick (For Vegan option, use Vegan approved bread!)
  • 1 cup Almond milk, unsweetened vanilla (You can use your own favorite non-dairy milk!)
  • 3 large organic eggs, room temperature (For Vegan option, use chia 'eggs' instead; See Notes!)
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1-2 Tbsps organic pure maple syrup

Caramelized Apples:

  • 1 medium granny smith apple, peeled + diced
  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 Tbsp organic brown sugar (I used Sugar in the Raw!)
  • 1 Tbsp organic pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • pinch of sea salt

Instructions

  • Whisk together all the ingredients (except for the bread) into a large bowl and set aside so that everything marries together and activates, about 5 minutes.
  • Preheat griddle to medium-high heat and add 1 Tbsp of vegan butter, melting it.
  • Dip 1 slice of bread into the batter, soaking it in for a few seconds on each side. Place slice unto the heated griddle, cooking on each side for about 3-4 minutes until golden brown. Repeat until all french toast has been made.

To Make Caramelized Apples:

  • In a separate saucepan, melt the coconut oil over medium-high heat. Add the diced apples and stir a few times. Add the organic brown sugar and maple syrup and cook for a few minutes, about 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Sugar should melt and become similar to a caramel-like sauce. Add a pinch of sea salt and the cinnamon. Stir again and remove from heat use immediately.
  • To serve, top French Toast with Caramelized Apples and maple syrup, if desired.
  • Bon Appetite!

Tips & Tricks

**For Chia Eggs: Whisk 1 Tbsp chia seeds and 3 Tbsps water in a small bowl until well combined and let sit for 10 minutes. Mixture should be thick.** NOTE: For this recipe just use 2 "chia eggs" (that means 2 Tbsps chia seeds + 6 Tbsps water).

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  1. Everything looks perfect! The apples look perfectly caramelized and the toast looks equally as amazing. Looks like I’ll be having breakfast for dinner tonight lol