Using cinnamon bread elevates your french toast. It's an easy way to get a new flavor from boring bread.
If you are lucky enough to live near an Amish food store with loaves of fresh-baked cinnamon bread topped with cinnamon sugar crumbles, then this recipe is going to knock your socks off. If you’re not that lucky, well, then there is always Pepperidge Farms cinnamon bread and it’s almost equally delicious just in a non-homemade way.
This is a super easy brunch or breakfast that will have your family and/or friend drooling. All in a matter of minutes. The key to quick and easy breakfast I have discovered… the trusty ol’ oven. In the same set-it-and-forget-it way I love my Crock-pot, I also love my oven. Great for cooking large amounts of hot food like a whole package or two of bacon or in this case, lotsa french toast.
Can I mention that I am really hoping my oven breaks soon so that I can get a *new* one? Is that bad? I really want a black-topped, grill-style, gas range. Black because, let’s be honest, it’s easier to keep clean. And the full grill top would make me feel like I have so much more room to work with. When I’m sliding things over to different burners, to add a gravy pot or what-have-you, then it’s a smooth transition. But a perfectly evenly heated new oven would really take the cake. A big one with a warming drawer would be amaze.
OK, so enough daydreaming. Let’s work with what we have and cook up these slices of cinnamon french toast, quick. The toppings though. Just you wait and see how easy and delicious things can be. Spoiler alert: If you love caramel apples, you will love this french toast!
Bonus: The hot toddy. Made with Hidden Spirits Cocktails!
Love cinnamon? Try my make-ahead Cinnamon Baked French Toast, an easy breakfast casserole.
Caramel Apple Cinnamon French Toast
- 1 large green apple
- 2 tbsp butter divided
- 6 slices cinnamon bread
- 3 eggs
- Caramel syrup to taste
- 2 tbsp plain Greek yogurt
- 2 tbsp walnuts lightly toasted
- Peel apple then cut into thin slices. Place into small pot with 1 tbsp butter over medium-low heat. Let cook, stirring occasionally, while you prepare and bake the french toast. Remove from heat when apples become soft.
- Next, beat eggs in a flat square pan or a large bowl. Dip each slice of cinnamon bread into eggs and thoroughly coat.
- Place coated slices onto greased baking sheet on bake at 400˚ for 5-7 minutes then flip and bake for an additional 5 minutes or until both sides have touches of golden brown. Remove and plate.
- Stack two or three pieces of french toast to a plate then top with caramel syrup, a spoonful of Greek yogurt, apples, caramel syrup and toasted walnuts.