We made it y’all! We officially made it to the month of fall! Fall technically starts on September 22nd. However, I don’t need that type of negativity in my life so fall starts on September 1st in this household. Here is how my seasonal calendar works: Fall is from September 1st to October 31st. Christmas is from November 1st until December 25th. Yes, I said fall and then Christmas to describe the seasons. Now that this is established, let me help you get prepared for fall by sharing the details of this delicious breakfast Cinnamon Apple French Toast recipe.Jump to Recipe
There is something so perfect about a stack of French toast on a fall weekend morning. The sweet cinnamon apples and fluffy French toast pieces will truly give the comfort food feeling we all deserve on a crisp fall morning. Now if you live in the south like I do then you’ll need to pretend the air is crisp by cranking your AC up because it’s still 90 degrees outside. Ugh. I’m truly not a fan of the heat in September in case you can’t tell? But despite the weather we can always get in fall mode with the best fall foods like this cinnamon apple French toast.
Cinnamon Apple French Toast Tips:
- All griddles and skillets are not created equal. I say this because you need to gage how much heat is too much heat to avoid soggy French toast with burned edges. Start on low medium heat and then gradually increase if necessary.
- Before adding maple syrup taste the dish first. There is sugar in the French toast batter and cinnamon apple mixture. Your don’t want it to be overbearingly sweet by adding maple syrup before taste testing.
- I highly recommend brioche bread or any bread that is more sturdy and thick. Although, you can never go wrong with a classic Texas toast bread if you’re not a fan of bread that is too thick.
Cinnamon Apple French Toast
- 6 Slices Brioche Bread
- 3/4 cup Heavy Cream
- 1/4 cup Milk
- 2 Large Eggs
- 1 Tbsp Melted Butter
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1 Tbsp Brown Sugar
- 1/4 tsp Cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp Nutmeg
- 1/8 tsp Salt
- Cooking Spray or Butter for cooking in skillet
Cinnamon Apple Compote
- 2 Green Apples (sliced)
- 2 Tbsp Brown Sugar
- 2 Tbsp Butter
- 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
In a medium mixing bowl combine the heavy cream, eggs, melted butter, vanilla extract, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Whisk until well combined.
Heat a skillet over medium heat.
Spray the skillet with cooking spray or a little butter.
Dip a slice of brioche bread bread on both sides in the wet ingredients mixture and gently place in the hot skillet.
Cook on both sides for 2-3 minutes per side or until golden brown.
Place on a dish and repeat steps 3-5 for the remaining slices of bread.
Once the slices of french toast are done cooking, in the same skillet, you will prepare the cinnamon apple compote.
Turn the skillet to low-medium heat, add the butter to skillet, and let it melt.
Once the butter has completely melted add the apples, vanilla extract, brown sugar, and cinnamon to the skillet.
Stir to mix the ingredients together well.
Cook and stir for about 5 minutes or until the apples are to your desired level of soft. *Taste test!*
Once the compote is done gently pour it over the french toast slices on the plate.
*You can drizzle with maple syrup if you prefer but give it a taste before you do because it is already sweet*
Enjoy your cinnamon appple french toast!