Apple French Toast CupsMar 31 2011 by
Apple French Toast Cups are the combination of 2 things my grandchildren love, french toast (Caleb) and applesauce (Keegan). One ‘sleepover’ weekend we were deciding what to eat for breakfast and each one wanted their pick so I put them together and the result was a fun and flavorful breakfast they were both satisfied with.
- 4 slices whole grain bread of your choice, cut into cubes
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 cup low fat milk
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 large apple (golden delicious, gala, fuji are good choices), cut into cubes
- 1/2 can (6 ounces) unsweetened frozen apple juice concentrate
- oil for muffin pan
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 6 cup muffin pan.
- In a medium skillet, saute the apples, 1 teaspoon cinnamon and apple juice on medium heat for about 5 minutes or until the apples are soft and the juice is reduced to a thin syrup. Reduce heat to low if the juice is cooking down too fast before the apples soften.
- In a medium bowl mix the eggs, milk, vanilla, and remaining cinnamon until well combined.
- Fold the bread cubes into the egg mixture.
- Add just the apples into the bread mixture, reserving the juice. Gently mix until combined.
- Fill the muffin pan evenly with the mixture.
- Bake about 20 minutes or until set.
- To serve, place one French toast cup on a plate and spoon the reserved juice/syrup over the cup.
Makes 6 cups.
Serving size 2 cups.
Nutrients per serving: Calories: 320, Cal. from Fat: 62, Total Fat: 6g, Sat. Fat: 1g, Carbs: 57g, Fiber: 5.5g, Sugars: 24g, Protein: 10g, Sodium: 269.5mg, Chol: 141.5mg
These cups would be great for an Easter breakfast or brunch. You can double the recipe for a larger gathering. Pour the sauce into a small bowl and place in the center of a serving plate. Arrange the French Toast Cups around the bowl for a pretty presentation.
For a gluten free option make sure to use a gluten free bread.