Peanut Butter Stuffed Apple French Toast

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I usually make at least one big breakfast on the weekends for Kramer and myself, and this weekend may have taken the cake: Peanut Butter Stuffed Apple French Toast. The name really says it all. I used big, thick slices of sweet brioche bread and sandwiched them between a healthy serving of creamy peanut butter. I then dipped the sandwiched brioche in an egg mixture with milk, cinnamon, cardamom, and vanilla and cooked them until golden brown. Of course, I had to caramelize some apples in butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon, and topped the French toast off with the apple mixture. It was decadent and delicious, to say the least. It may be an indulgence, but it’s certainly worth it, especially on a nice Sunday morning with a hot cup of tea or coffee. It’s almost autumn, so it’s time to start finding creative ways to use up all of those apples; I would venture to say that this is one of my favorite ways yet.


Peanut Butter Stuffed Apple French Toast
Your ingredients.

Peanut Butter Stuffed Apple French Toast
Whisk together your eggs, milk, vanilla, cinnamon, and cardamom.

Peanut Butter Stuffed Apple French Toast
Thinly slice your apples.

Peanut Butter Stuffed Apple French Toast
Place them in a hot pan with your butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, and lemon juice over medium heat and cook, stirring often, until caramelized.

Peanut Butter Stuffed Apple French Toast
Getting there!

Peanut Butter Stuffed Apple French Toast
Spread your peanut butter on one side of your bread and top with the other half.

Peanut Butter Stuffed Apple French Toast
Dip the sandwiched bread in your egg mixture until well coated.

Peanut Butter Stuffed Apple French Toast
Place your toast in a hot pan over medium-high heat, and cook until golden on each side. You can also use tongs to stand the bread upright and toast each side of the bread.

Peanut Butter Stuffed Apple French Toast
Serve with the caramelized apples on top and plenty of maple syrup.

Peanut Butter Stuffed Apple French Toast
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Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
For the French Toast
  • 8 thick slices of brioche bread
  • 6-8 large eggs, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons whole milk or heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
For the Apples
  • 2 large apples, thinly sliced (I left the skins on mine for color, but you can peel them if you like)
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • juice of half a lemon
Instructions
  1. First, start making your apples, as they will take longer. Heat a pan over medium heat, then add in your thinly slices apples, brown sugar, butter, cinnamon, and juice of half a lemon. Cook for 10-12 minutes, until caramelized, stirring often so they don't burn.
  2. Slice your bread (if you need to) and spread the peanut butter equally among 4 of the slices. Place another piece of bread on top of each and set aside.Beat together your eggs, milk, vanilla, cinnamon, and cardamom. Dip your bread in the mixture on all sides, then place in a hot pan over medium heat, greased with either non-stick spray or butter. Cook on each side for 5-8 minutes, until golden. You can also use tongs to stand the bread up on all sides so that it cooks evenly. Serve with the caramelized apples and lots of maple syrup.

 

29 Responses

  1. Sara says:

    How dare you post this on a Monday! I have to wait ALL WEEK until I’ve got time to make it for breakfast.

    … Unless I just go ahead and make it for dinner. ;)

  2. This looks so decadent. :) Sigh… I wish it was Sunday morning so I could make these and enjoy with a cup of tea and the paper instead of it being a busy Monday. Is it Friday yet? :)

  3. Jen M says:

    I voted for you! Good luck!

  4. Jan Arzooman says:

    I told Chris at thekeenancookbook.com, who linked to this on Twitter, that it was evil to post this recipe (on any day). But I’m going to have to try it soon. Love the name of the blog, by the way.

    Jan

  5. Aarthi says:

    WOW…I am almost drooling over here…That looks yummy…I will surely give this a try this week…

    And It will be great if you make some apple pie out of those apples and post it…

  6. Madison says:

    This looks SO DELICIOUS and we’re big breakfast-for-dinner eaters around here (we like to call it “brinner”). This will go on our “to make” list!

  7. Delicious! I bookmarked this recipe- excited to try it!

    -Miriam

  8. This looks so decadent and delicious! I love the combination of peanut butter with apples (and, well, with everything else, too). ;)

  9. Oh! I can’t wait to try these! I usually loose half of Saturday making breakfast!

  10. Wow, this is just plain too good to be true french toast! Looks amazing.

  11. Lewis says:

    Sydney,

    I sincerely thank you for one of the most flavorful and delectably wonderful breakfasts I’ve ever had. So many different flavors hit you… First the eggy warm taste of french toast with slight hints of cinnamon and a mellow taste of vanilla. Quickly after the maple syrup along with the brown sugar ignites your taste buds. Shortly after the warm tender taste of a sweet golden apple. Your taste buds pause waiting to see if there’s more. Obviously you know there’s peanut butter. But you stop and wonder where is it? Then only to be bombarded with a hot gooey peanut butter flavor that completely envelops your entire mouth.

    I must say… one of the best… My only suggestion for this dish is to add something salty. Like a side of bacon, sausage, hash browns, or even corned beef hash would be great! This dish is really sweet but brings so many different flavors. Also the Maple syrup is a must!! Shortly after hitting that sweet buttery brown sugar flavor that maple syrup quickly changes beats. Thanks again!

  12. Chris says:

    Now that’s a breakfast!
    (And…voted! Good luck!)

  13. Um, can I come over for breakfast next weekend?!

  14. Katie says:

    Nom nom nom. Yup, I’m pretty sure I just died and went to heaven. Peanut butter heaven, to be precise.

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