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Caramel Apple French Toast Recipe

Updated on October 26, 2017
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Stephanie loves trying out new recipes and sharing family favorites! If you enjoy these recipes, please be sure to share your rating below!

Weekend Brunch with Caramel Apple French Toast

Ahhhh..... Sunday morning.

The laziness of it all is so indulgent. Why not top it off with a wonderfully rich breakfast? French toast is a weekend recipe favorite. With this recipe for Caramel Apple French Toast, your weekend will become just a little more special.

It doesn't take too long to make, and is absolutely delicious! We've added a few ingredients to the original recipe as it was given to our family, and you may wish to do the same! For a mouth-watering weekend brunch treat, scroll on down to see how to make Caramel Apple French Toast.

Caramel Apple French Toast
Caramel Apple French Toast

Prep and Cook Time for Caramel Apple French Toast

  • Prep time: 10 min
  • Cook time: 25 min
  • Ready in: 35 min
  • Yields: 2 servings

Ingredients for Caramel Apple French Toast

Ingredients: This Recipe Makes 1-2 servings of Caramel Apple French Toast:

1/2 cup butter

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup heavy cream (at room temperature)

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 cup graham crackers (ground)

4 large eggs

2 medium apples, peeled and sliced (Braeburn, Honeycrisp, Fuji, or Gala work best)

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

3 slices thick white bread

Powdered sugar to sprinkle on top (optional)

How to Make the Sauce for the Caramel Apple French Toast

  1. Over medium-low heat, melt the butter in a medium saucepan, stirring continuously. Add the brown sugar and dissolve - about three minutes.
  2. Turn off heat, cool to room temperature (about 10 minutes) and then add heavy cream and vanilla. Stir thoroughly.
  3. Set aside.

Making Baked Apples

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Make the Baked Apples for the French Toast

  1. Wash, peel and slice the apples. If desired, you can chop them into smaller pieces.
  2. In a microwave-safe bowl, place the apples and about 1/4 cup water and cover with a lid.
  3. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon cinnamon and 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  4. Microwave on high 3-4 minutes. Carefully remove from oven, as steam will be hot. Stir and test for desired firmness. Repeat until apples are cooked.
  5. Allow to cool slightly, approximately 5 minutes.

** Some people like their apples more firm and others enjoy a softer, applesauce-like fruit. Adjust your cooking time as appropriate.

Options Other than Apples

Mix up this Caramel Apple French Toast recipe with other fruit, such as any variety of pears or quince. Apples, pears and quince all belong to the rose family, surprisingly. Other fruits in the same family include apricots, plums, cherries, peaches and raspberries!

The more delicate the fruit, the less cooking time is necessary. Of course, remove any pits or seeds before preparing.

Make the French Toast for the Recipe

  1. Pre-heat a griddle to 350 degrees.
  2. Melt 2 tablespoons of butter on griddle
  3. In a blender or food processor, grind the graham crackers (about 1 package) to make 1 cup of crumbs. Set aside.
  4. In a separate bowl, beat 4 eggs until mixed.
  5. Take each slice of bread and dip into egg mixture, then roll in graham cracker crumbs
  6. Grill bread on each side until golden brown
  7. Transfer to a serving plate and place 1/4 cup baked apples on top and drizzle caramel sauce. Sprinkle powdered sugar, if desired.

Now you can enjoy your Caramel Apple French Toast!

If you loved this recipe, be sure to rate it above. Comments below are also welcome!

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      Stephanie Hicks 5 years ago from Bend, Oregon

      Hi Mekenzie - great suggestions! I love your recipe substitutes for butter and cream. YUM! All the best, Steph

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      Susan Ream 5 years ago from Michigan

      I agree with citigirl, you had me at caramal too. The name and the mouth watering picture is enough to drive anyone to the kitchen for such a delectable treat.

      My first thought was yummy but 'forbidden' because of all the butter and then heavy cream ... both of which I love but my cholesterol is way high. BUT my next thought was Benecol (butter substitute that actually lowers cholesterol.) I could use canned coconut milk in place of cream ... both zero cholesterol.

      So now I can have your french toast and eat it too. :)

      Thanks Steph!


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      kikalina 5 years ago from Europe

      Yummmmmmmm...can i come for breakfast?

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      Stephanie Hicks 5 years ago from Bend, Oregon

      Thanks! It is such a treat on these cooler autumn mornings. Hope you love it. Best, Steph

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      Cynthia Sageleaf 5 years ago from Western NC

      OMG - you had me at caramel. I CAN'T WAIT to try this. WOW! Voted up, tweeted and shared.

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      Stephanie Hicks 7 years ago from Bend, Oregon

      Thank you fresh2def - it is sooo yummy! Appreciate the comment, enjoy your french toast. :)

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      fresh2def05 7 years ago from Louisville, Ky

      Man this looks good. can't wait to try it. Oh and I love reading your hubs by the way. Your a great writer.

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      Stephanie Hicks 8 years ago from Bend, Oregon

      Hi nazishnasim, Thank you! I agree that this caramel apple french toast recipe is heavenly. That's why I had to share it. Cheers, Steph

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      nazishnasim 8 years ago


      I actually tried this and it tasted like 'heaven':D. The first memory I have is of french toast but they were plain back then and never tasted this great. Thankyou :D. Plus, I am an instant fan :D.

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      Stephanie Hicks 9 years ago from Bend, Oregon

      I am not bragging, but this really is good - and worth the extra effort!! Post a comment and let me know what you think afterwards! (now I'm getting in the mood for this... perhaps for Sunday breakfast....)

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      Blogger Mom 9 years ago from Northeast, US

      Sounds wonderful! French toast is big in our house - I love the idea of using the graham cracker crumbs. Thanks for sharing this!

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      Stephanie Hicks 9 years ago from Bend, Oregon

      Go for it! It is delicious....

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      penmanzee 9 years ago

      Now I got Sunday breakfast!

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      penmanzee 9 years ago

      Now I got Sunday breakfast!

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      Stephanie Hicks 9 years ago from Bend, Oregon

      I hope you enjoy it Bonnie! It is the ultimate in comfort food! Steph

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      Bonnie Ramsey 9 years ago from United States

      OMG! Steph, this sounds delicious! I am printing this so I can try it sometime soon! Thanks for the recipe!