I know it's been quiet here on the blog again, but I have been a busy bee these days. I still haven't had crafted- but I am cooking, exercising, spending time with mom, working on my house, gardening, etc.
I wanted to share a delicious recipe with you that's perfect for this time of year.
I went apple picking last week and have been eating apples with almost every meal. This delicious french toast with saucy apples is a nice breakfast treat (that's still not as bad for you as many other things you could eat) and takes 30 minutes or less to make, start to finish!
French Toast with Saucy Apples
1/2 loaf crusty Italian bread
1 egg (or 1 flax egg)
1 cup orange juice
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon coconut oil
4 apples, peeled and sliced
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon brown sugar
handful of pecans for topping
Your bread slices should be stale to start. If not, lay them on top of your counter for a few hours before making. Make your batter- beat the egg (or flax egg), orange juice, and vanilla together with a whisk until foamy. Set aside until ready to use.
Heat coconut oil in a skillet on medium high. Once melted and warmed, add your apples, cinnamon, and brown sugar. Cover and cook for roughly 5 minutes, until apples start to soften, stirring occasionally.
While the apples cook, heat a second skillet on medium heat with a little coconut oil. Dip both sides of bread into the batter and place on skillet to cook. Once the first side becomes golden brown, turn. Cook until the second side is browned.
Serve the slices topped with the apple mixture and a handful of pecans for crunch.
I find about 3 pieces of french toast topped with half of this delicious apple mixture to be more than enough to fill me up. Feel free to use more or less orange juice depending on how many slices of bread you'll be using.