French Toast with Apples

Nothing says good morning quite like a plate of warm soft French toast. This particular dish is piled high with poached apples and pecans, perfect for weekend breakfast or brunch.

Serves: 4Prep: 15 minutesCook: 15 minutesTotal: 30 minutesDifficulty: Medium

Serves: 4


  • 1 loaf of La Brea Bakery French Bread
  • 2 eggs
  • 7 oz. full fat coconut milk
  • 1 vanilla bean, scraped or 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1⁄2 tsp. cinnamon (divided)
  • 1 tsp. nutmeg (divided)
  • 1⁄2 cup maple syrup
  • 3 tbsp. butter (divided)
  • 1 granny smith apple, thinly sliced in rings
  • 1⁄4 cup pecans


  • In a large bowl whisk together eggs, coconut milk, vanilla, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon and ½ teaspoon of nutmeg until smooth.
  • In a large skillet or griddle add enough butter to coat surface and bring to medium heat.
  • Working with one slice at a time soak the French bread in the custard and add to prepared skillet. Allow to cook without turning until golden brown. Turn and continue to cook the other side. Once cooked set aside on a baking sheet in preheated oven. Continue with remaining slices, keeping warm in the oven.
  • In the same skillet over medium/low heat add the maple syrup, remaining butter and remaining cinnamon and nutmeg. Warm until it begins to bubble, stirring frequently.
  • Add apple rings to the maple syrup stirring until coated. Allow to cook until apples are just tender, but not falling apart. Remove and set aside. Add pecans to the syrup mixture and cook for 3 minutes. Remove from heat.
  • When ready to serve, top French toast with poached apples, warm pecans and the maple sauce from the pan.