Applesauce French Toast
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil, or as needed
- 4 large eggs, room temperature
- 2/3 cup whole milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon, divided
- 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- pinch of salt
- 3 tablespoons light brown sugar, loosely packed
- 10 to 12 slices white bread with crusts on, each cut diagonally to from triangles
- 1 jar (8 ounces) applesauce
- Pour about ½ to 1 teaspoon oil in a 12-inch (diameter) non-stick skillet and set over medium-low heat. Tilt skillet until bottom and sides are evenly coated with oil.
- Whisk eggs until foamy and pale. Whisk in milk, vanilla, ½ teaspoon cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Continue whisking for another 1 to 2 minutes until full incorporated. Set aside.
- Mix together remaining ¼ teaspoon cinnamon and light brown sugar. Set aside.
- Dip each triangle of bread into the egg mixture, turning over to coat the other side. Transfer into the oiled skillet and cook for 1 to 2 minutes or until it turns brown. Flip over to cook the other side. Repeat with remaining bread slices and egg mixture.
- Once all of the bread slices are toasted, arrange half of the toasts at the bottom of the skillet. Pour in half of the applesauce and half of the cinnamon-sugar mixture. Cook on low heat for a few minutes, or until applesauce is warmed and sugar mixture begins to caramelize. Transfer saucy toasts into individual plates. Repeat with the remaining toasts, applesauce and cinnamon-sugar mixture. Serve warm.
- Makes 5 to 6 servings.
- You may also add a dash of apple pie spice and a splash of rum or brandy into the egg mixture for added flavor.
- Another version is to include 4 ounces applesauce into the egg mixture and beat well. Follow the recipe as directed, up until the step where you cook the toasts in applesauce. Replace applesauce with ¼ cup rum or brandy (per batch). Sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar mixture and light up rum or brandy fumes (not the liquid itself) with a kitchen match, cooking the toasts flambé-style. Wait until the flames subside before transferring toasts into plates.
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