Crisp on top and moist in the middle, this French toast studded with tender sweet apples will be a big hit with everyone. Drizzle it all over with warm Ontario maple syrup and enjoy for breakfast or brunch. Standing Time: 30 minutes Baking Time: 50 minutes
Baking Time: 50 minutes
- 10 cups (2.5 L) cubed (1-inch/2.5 cm) egg bread
- 3 cups (750 mL) diced Ontario Apples (about 3 medium apples)
- 2 tbsp (25 mL) packed brown sugar
- 1-1/2 tsp (7 mL) ground cinnamon
- 6 Ontario Eggs
- 3 cups (750 mL) Ontario Milk
- 1/3 cup (75 mL) Ontario Maple Syrup
- 1 tbsp (15 mL) vanilla
- Ontario Maple Syrup
Spray 13-x 9-inch (3 L) glass baking dish with vegetable spray; spread half of the bread in dish.
In medium bowl, toss together apples, sugar and cinnamon; scatter half over bread. Top with remaining bread and apples. In same bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, maple syrup and vanilla; pour over bread mixture. Press down gently with spatula to coat in liquid. Let stand for 30 minutes. (Make-ahead: Cover and refrigerate overnight. Let stand at room temperature while preheating oven.)
Bake in 350°F (180°C) oven for 50 to 55 minutes or until golden brown and egg mixture is set. Drizzle with warm maple syrup.
Tips: For extra fiber, flavour and time-saving, leave the skin on the apples. Skip cutting the bread into cubes and let the kids tear the bread into pieces. Delicious with slices of Ontario Peameal Bacon.
- Protein: 12 grams
- Fat: 8 gams
- Carbohydrate: 46 grams
- Calories: 310
- Fibre: 2 grams
- Sodium: 320 mg