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Cinnamon-Apple French Toast

Tart apples like Pippin, Empire, Winesap, and Granny Smith retain their shapes when cooked, so choose them for this recipe.


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Apple Topping


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4 large tart, firm apples, peeled, cored, and sliced
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3 Tbs. sugar
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½ tsp. cinnamon
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2 tsp. fresh lemon juice

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French Toast


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2 cups plain or vanilla soymilk
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½ cup apple butter
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1 tsp. vanilla extract
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1 tsp. ground cinnamon
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¼ tsp. salt
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12 slices soft-crust French bread, sliced ½-inch-thick


1. To make Topping: Coat nonstick skillet with cooking spray, and heat over medium-high heat. Sauté apples 5 to 7 minutes, or until softened. Reduce heat to medium. Add sugar and cinnamon, and cook 5 to 10 minutes more, or until tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in lemon juice, and remove from heat.

2. To make French Toast: Blend soymilk, apple butter, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt in blender until smooth. Pour into shallow bowl.

3. Coat nonstick skillet with cooking spray, and heat over medium heat. Dip bread slices into batter, coating evenly. Cook 2 to 3 minutes on each side, or until lightly browned. Place 2 slices bread on each plate, and divide topping among servings.

Nutrition Information: 

6 g
Total Fat: 
1 g
Saturated Fat: 
0.5 g
55 g
0 mg
345 mg
3 g
25 g
Serves 6

Comments on this Recipe

I am going to make my own apple butter today and I cannot wait to make this in class (I am a chef at an enrichment center in N. Miami Beach, FL)! Thanks for the inspiration!!

Its really Good!

I'm the only one in my fam who is vegan-and my fam didn't even know the difference! They want me to keep the recipe-and it burts flavor! Absolutely delicious!

Can't get enough of your vegan recipes. I surprise my husband with vegan substitutions and your fabulous vegan recipes!!! Love, love your magazine and e-mails. Thanks so much and keep up the great printable recipes. family has forced me to make this THREE TIMES in just 2 weeks...a couple of recommendations: Increase cinnamon according to your preference...adds to the flavour...also, i found that using vanilla almond milk was best (i tried rice and soy) and the most important piece of advice: USE MULTIGRAIN BREAD! We used organic multi grain baked at our local bakery...anything with plenty of def. made the recipe for us...also...i would recommend using more apples...YUMMMYYYY

My daughter made this for me and it was wonderful I wasn't a vegetarian at the time.

I bought a loaf of "lemon white chocolate" bread and used it for the french toast - decadent!

Delicious! I actually burned my apples, on accident, you know, with two little ones running around it's easy to do that. So we sliced peaches for on top with some agave nectar. It was a hit.

I know what I'm having for breakfast tomorrow!!

Is french bread vegan? Most breads contain egg and milk.

Great recipe

My twin 2 year olds loved these! I served the apples seperate from the toast, though. You know toddlers!

I added raisins to the topping. It was delicious.

Followed the recipe and it turned out great!