I vividly remember when I was younger, my mother used to make french toast for me. It’s been a long time since I’ve eaten homemade french toast! Recently, the only ones I have eaten are the fancy ones at cafes which cost more than $10, making me wonder why I pay so much for a simple bread dish. Of course, they use thick, fluffy brioche bread instead of the humble sandwich slices we get at supermarkets, making it seem even fancier. You can also use brioche slices, but for this recipe I used the normal sandwich slices.
If you don’t like the idea of caramelized apples, you can add fresh berries and whipped cream, or some crispy bacon. Bacon would be a great complement to balance out the sweet notes of this dish. For the final touch, do drizzle some honey or maple syrup onto your French toast for it to soak up some of that sweet goodness! Or skip that altogether if you prefer the sweetness to be more muted.
French Toast with Caramelized Apples
- 6 slices bread
- 2 eggs
- 125 ml milk
- 1 tbsp sugar/honey
- 1 tsp cinnamon powder
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- pinch of salt
- honey/maple syrup for topping
- 1 apple thin wedges
- 2 tbsp salted butter
- 3 tbsp brown sugar
- 1 tsp cinammon powder
- In a large bowl, combine eggs, milk, sugar/honey, cinnamon powder, vanilla extract and salt. Dip bread slices one by one into egg mixture until well soaked.
- Heat a frypan over medium heat, then add salted butter. Once butter has melted, fry bread slices on both sides till golden brown. Serve with honey or maple syrup.
- Heat another frypan over medium heat, then add butter and allow it to melt. Once butter has melted, add sugar and allow it to dissolve.
- Add apple wedges and fry on both sides until tender and caramelized. This should take around 5-10 minutes. You can add some water if the sugar mixture gets too dry. Serve caramelized apples over french toast.