This Apple Baked French Toast is super easy to prepare, and makes for a delicious sweet breakfast, snack or dessert. Low calorie bread is cubed and tossed in a mixture of egg, almond milk, vanilla extract, cinnamon and sugar. Combined with some peeled, diced fresh apple and baked until golden, this recipe is an easy way to satisfy your sweet craving without breaking the calorie bank.
All about this Apple Baked French Toast
On Sunday, I made Emilio and the kids French toast from scratch. I had some leftover brioche that needed to be used, and it was the perfect solution. When I make French toast for them, there’s no measuring involved. A heavy pour of whole milk, a bunch of eggs, a bunch of spoonfuls of sugar. It comes out delicious, of course, but I can’t begin to imagine how many calories each serving would be.
I decided to use up some old low-calorie bread I had laying around and experiment with my own version of French toast. Except, instead of making it on the stove top, I decided to make a baked version (just like I do with everything else!). Because no matter how good French toast is, it’s annoying to make, just like pancakes. I’d rather just dump everything in a bowl and bake it off (which is how the Easy Pancake Bake was born).
When I created this recipe, I added some diced apples to kind of bulk up the mixture, and I think it works really well here. The end result is a mildly sweet dish, kind of a mixture between French toast and bread pudding. It’s perfect to pair with some protein or yogurt for a fun breakfast, or to eat as a sweet snack or dessert.
My first go-around with this recipe, I used a square baking dish and cut it into four servings. The second time, I used individual ramekins for easy-to-grab portions. Since I tested both ways, I have included both methods in the instructions here.
I actually prefer the ramekins because they’re kind of cute and quirky, but both methods work well!
What you’ll need to make Apple Baked French Toast
Here are a few key ingredients you’ll need, and you probably have them all at home already.
- low-calorie bread
- I have tried a lot of varieties of low-calorie bread, and I finally found one that I truly enjoy. It’s the least cardboard-like tasting one. The slices are thick and fluffy, like the real deal.
- This is the bread I used for this recipe, and what the stats are based on.
- Of course, you don’t have to use low-calorie bread, but beware, the stats for this recipe will change significantly if you don’t.
- almond milk
- vanilla extract
- a fresh apple
- powdered sugar
How to make Apple Baked French Toast
First, preheat your oven to 350F.
Next, spray the ramekins or baking dish you are using. I use PAM for this.
Cube your bread, and peel, core and dice the apple.
Next, crack your eggs into a mixing bowl, and add the milk, vanilla, cinnamon, and sugar.
Add the cubed bread to the mixing bowl, and toss so that the bread is saturated by the mixture. Then fold in the diced apple.
Pour the mixture into your ramekins or baking dish, and pop it in the oven.
Cook times and serving
- if you’re using ramekins, the cook time is 35 minutes
- if you’re using a baking dish, the cook time is 45 minutes
Once you remove the ramekins (or baking dish) from the oven, prepare the topping. Mix the powdered sugar with the extra one tablespoon of milk.
Drizzle 1/2 teaspoon to 1 teaspoon of the liquid on top of each serving. This isn’t quite a glaze, but more of a mildly sweet milk that will then seep into the baked French toast for more flavor. You can also dust them with more powdered sugar if you wish!
Apple Baked French Toast
- individual ramekins or square baking dish
- 6 slices low calorie bread, I used Schmidt Old Tyme 647
- 3 eggs
- 3/4 cup almond milk, plus 1 tablespoon
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 1 apple, I use Honeycrisp or Gala
- 3/4 tsp powdered sugar
- Preheat the oven to 350F.
- Spray the ramekins (or a square baking dish) with cooking spray.
- Cube the bread, peel, core and dice the apple.
- In a mixing bowl, combine the eggs, 3/4 cup milk, vanilla extract, cinnamon and sugar.
- Add the bread to the bowl and toss, making sure the bread soaks in the liquid mixture and becomes moist.
- Add the diced apples and toss to combine.
- Pour the contents of the bowl into the sprayed ramekins or baking dish.
- If using ramekins, bake for 35 minutes. If using a baking dish, bake for 45 minutes.
- Combine the powdered sugar with the extra tablespoon of almond milk in a small bowl, then drizzle approximately 1/2 tsp of the liquid over each serving.
- 4 WW Points (green plan)
- 3 WW Points (blue and purple plans)