Oven Baked French Toast with Apples and Cinnamon Syrup

Why go out for Sunday brunch when you could heat up the oven and make this delicious french toast in the comfort of your own kitchen.

Makes: 4 servings

Takes: 45 minutes

  • French Toast:
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup (250 mL) milk
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) sugar
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) cinnamon
  • 8 thick slices egg bread or French bread
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) butter, melted
  • Apples and Cinnamon Syrup:
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) butter
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup (80 mL) water
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) cinnamon
  • 3 apples, peeled, cored and sliced

French Toast

Preheat oven to 375°F (190 °C). In a large, flat dish, whisk eggs with milk, sugar, vanilla and cinnamon. Dip bread into egg mixture. Turn to coat bread well. Allow bread to soak up egg mixture. This may take 5 minutes. To cook, use one or two (depending on the size of the bread) baking sheets. Either line with aluminum foil and brush generously with melted butter or spray well with non-stick cooking spray. Arrange bread in a single layer on prepared pan(s). Bake in a preheated oven for 12 minutes. Turn bread over. Bake 10 to 15 minutes longer until browned and puffed.

Apples and cinnamon syrup

Peel, core and slice apples. Add butter and brown sugar to deep skillet. Cook about 3 minutes until melted. Add water, cinnamon and apples. Cook just until tender, about 8 to 10 minutes. Serve French toast with apples and cinnamon syrup on top.

Tip: Mix things up by substituting canned peaches for apples.

Source: familykitchen.ca