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Cinnamon-Raisin French Toast

Hands-on time 26 mins
Total time 26 mins
Yield Serves 6 (serving size: 2 slices French toast and 2/3 cup topping)
The Gala apples blended with the Calvados brandy in the topping give this dish a deep, sweet flavor. You can substitute apple cider or apple juice for the Calvados, if you like.

Ingredients

  • Topping:
  • 4 cups chopped peeled Gala apple (about 2 pounds)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons Calvados (apple brandy)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • French Toast:
  • 1 cup 1% low-fat milk
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 12 slices Cinnamon Raisin Bread

Nutrition Information

  • calories 223
  • fat 10 g
  • satfat 4.3 g
  • monofat 3.8 g
  • polyfat 1.3 g
  • protein 2.8 g
  • carbohydrate 32 g
  • fiber 1.1 g
  • cholesterol 39 mg
  • iron 0.5 mg
  • sodium 248 mg
  • calcium 73 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 250°.

  2. To prepare topping, combine apple and cornstarch in a medium bowl, tossing to combine.

  3. Place 1 1/2 cups water and next 6 ingredients (through salt) in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a simmer; cook 5 minutes. Add apple; cook 10 minutes or until apple begins to soften and release juices. Stir in maple syrup; remove from heat.

  4. To prepare French toast, combine milk and next 4 ingredients (through eggs) in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk.

  5. Melt 1 teaspoon butter on a nonstick griddle or large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Dip 4 bread slices into milk mixture, turning to coat both sides and allowing excess milk mixture to drip off. Place bread on pan, and cook 2 to 3 minutes or until bottom of bread is lightly browned. Turn bread over, and cook 2 minutes until lightly browned. Place French toast on a baking sheet; place in oven to keep warm. Repeat procedure with remaining butter and bread slices. Serve apple mixture over French toast.

Gluten-Free Baking