I hope that everyone had a great Thanksgiving! With Black Friday finally here, I decided to whip up a hearty meal of French toast to fuel me for my shopping adventures. Instead of sticking to the original plain French toast, I got creative and stuffed it with baked apples – YUM! I used coconut oil in this recipe to make the baked apples and for lightly frying my bread.
Both ways are a healthy alternative to butter and not to mention, you get an added boost of energy from the medium chain triglycerides that are found in coconut oil. Here’s what you’ll need:
4 slices brioche bread
4 whole eggs
¼ cup almond milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 apple, diced
2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 tablespoons coconut oil, divided into 1 tablespoon portions
1 Ziploc steam bag
2 tablespoons caramel sauce, optional
- Place diced apples and coconut oil in Ziploc steam bag for 1-2 minutes in the microwave and set aside. Next, beat whole eggs, almond milk, and vanilla extract in a large bowl. Place the remaining tablespoon of coconut oil in a skillet and set to medium-high heat.
- Next, coat each side of the brioche bread in the egg mixture and set in the skillet. Be sure to toast the bread on each side until golden brown. Repeat this step for each piece.
- Once all pieces are finished, place 1 piece of bread on the plate and cover with steamed apples. Add the remaining piece of bread on top and drizzle with caramel sauce.
- Add maple syrup if desired and enjoy!
Eating this French toast warm was absolutely the best and I added a caramel drizzle to top it off. Feel free to add Cool Whip or any whipped topping for added flavor. For more quick breakfast ideas, be sure to check out my energizing coffee protein shake or chocolate coconut protein bread.