Apple, Maple, Bacon French Toast

October 22, 2012 · 11 comments

Ohhhhh, last weekend…is the way to sound like you’re still hungover. (This is not the case. Really! Not the case.) Last weekend was just a whirlwind, and I kept having good intentions of being here, in this place…that just kept spoiling. This happens sometimes.

I think I can probably make up for it with bacon. And french toast. But first! This weekend. I really want you to know about the things that happened in my life this past weekend. I dunno.

This past weekend was three days. Really…about every other weekend is a three day weekend. It’s not the only reason I love my job. But seriously…it’s a majorly charming feature.



I caramelized bananas for bread for my parents this weekend. (Let’s talk about that this week. For sure.)

I went ziplining through Ohio trees this weekend! I was crazy nervous and might have knocked strangers over at one point. And then turned bright, bright red. But I’m actually not admitting to anything except getting over the nervous and rocking it.

I tried to buy a couch/recliner pair situation with my husband this weekend. This will be the first real, adult couch I’ve ever bought. Up until now, I’ve been a grateful recipient of hand-me-downs.

I learned this…couch buying is hard. And exhausting. And is not something to walk into without snacks. I wish I bought something last weekend (somewhere other than Panera). Mostly because now these lessons have to actually be repeated.

I discovered honey bourbon (with apple cider) this weekend. I think couch shopping is probably to blame.

And, I made breakfast this weekend. I never really slept in (a lot was happening!), but I realized that sometimes waking up earlier for a real weekend breakfast is worth it.

And really, french toast breakfasts and coffee are a dream at any hour. (Okay, most.)

This french toast is sprinkled with cinnamon when the bread first hits the skillet. Then, while the bread toasts, apples, more cinnamon and maple syrup are cooked in a saucepan. The apples get warm and soft, and the cinnamon infuses itself into the syrup. This is going good places.

When the bread is toasted, it’s topped with the apples, cinnamon maple syrup and crumbled bacon…for good measure.

I couldn’t get enough of this this weekend. It seems like an okay problem to have.

Apple, Maple, Bacon French Toast

3 eggs
2 cups almond milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
6 slices day old french bread
2 teaspoons cinnamon, divided
1 large apple
3 tablespoons maple syrup
4-6 slices bacon, fried

Whisk eggs with almond milk and vanilla. Dip bread slices into egg/milk/vanilla and place in a hot, greased skillet over medium heat. Immediately, sprinkle with cinnamon (I used about 1/2 teaspoon). Flip when browned, cooking both sides to golden brown.

Meanwhile, peel and core apple, and cut into slices. Place apple slices, remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon and maple syrup in a saucepan over medium heat. stir to combine. When mixture begins to simmer, reduce heat to low, and stir occasionally, until apples are soft. Also…cook bacon.

Top french toast with apples and syrup; then top with bacon crumble.

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Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet October 22, 2012 at 11:19 pm

Yes to all the flavors and this kind of breakfast. I make French toast on the weekends only but this one is too tempting to wait for it a whole week! Tomorrow it is then :) xoxo

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Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes October 23, 2012 at 3:02 am

Couch buying is never as easy as you think :) We are going through it right now, too. This french toast looks great! French toast is my breakfast of choice. Have a great week :)

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Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers October 23, 2012 at 7:58 am

You have the best fall flavors going on in your french toast!! I love it!! I’ll have to sneak some bacon from my Husband and try out your recipe!!

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Heidi October 23, 2012 at 11:20 am

The food and your weekend all sound heavenly. :)

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Erin @ Texanerin Baking October 23, 2012 at 2:56 pm

Goodness. Reading about your weekend makes me want to take a nap. It just sounds waaay too tiring. Not boring. Tiring. :)

And what?! Apple + maple + bacon? Okay. If you must… ;)

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amy @ fearless homemaker October 23, 2012 at 3:56 pm

This sounds awesome! And I love that you went ziplining – I still want to try that!

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Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts October 23, 2012 at 4:59 pm

Hate furniture shopping! This french toast looks amazing! Love everything all piled up there.

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Cassie October 23, 2012 at 5:40 pm

This could not be a more perfect sandwich! Breakfast, lunch, dinner or dessert. Want!

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Jen @ Savory Simple October 24, 2012 at 7:37 am

Oh man, this sounds SO good.

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Jessica@AKitchenAddiction October 24, 2012 at 12:25 pm

Oh my. These flavors are absolutely perfect for french toast!

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Ashley - Baker by Nature October 24, 2012 at 12:48 pm

Omg. This looks like heaven.

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