It’s maple syrup time in the Northeast.  Enjoy a wholesome way to enjoy this natural treat for a special breakfast occasion.  (But remember, it’s a treat – not for every weekend).

  • 2-3 large baking apples, peeled, cored and sliced
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. ground allspice
  • 8 slices wholegrain or multigrain bread (sliced thick if desired)
  • 3-4 eggs (or use 2 egg yolks and 4 egg whites)
  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 1 tsp. natural vanilla

  1. Add a little butter if desired (just a bit) to a frying pan and heat apple slices until tender.  Add brown sugar, maple syrup and spices. 
  2. Stir and cook til sugar dissolves. 
  3. Pour apple mixture into a glass baking dish and put bread on top. Reserve this aside. 
  4. In separate bowl, combine eggs, milk and vanilla.  Pour over the bread mixture, cover and refrigerate overnight. 
  5. In the morning, remove from fridge and and let stand 45 minutes. 
  6. Preheat oven to 375o and bake French toast 30-35 minutes til firm and golden. 
  7. Remove from oven and cut out French toast slices. 
  8. Cover with apple mixture from the baking dish. 
  9. Add a little maple syrup if desired. You can also add fruits on top as garnish.
Makes 8 servings.
(Recipe Adapted from Rise and Dine Canada, by Marcy Claman)

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