Fall recipes tend to center around pumpkins, but if you’re a little pumpkined-out, we have a great solution! This delicious, decadent ciabatta french toast with warm apple maple syrup is sure to become a family favorite each year when the weather cools off.
To make six servings of it, you’ll need:
- ¼ cup of apple cider
- 1 teaspoon of cornstarch
- 6 teaspoons of butter, divided
- 2 tablespoons of shallots, finely chopped
- 2 cups of sliced McIntosh apples
- ¼ cup of maple syrup
- 6 slices of ciabatta bread
- 3 ounces of Gruyere cheese, thinly sliced
- ½ cup of fat-free milk
- 1/3 cup of low-fat buttermilk
- ¼ teaspoon of salt
- 1/8 teaspoon of ground nutmeg
- 1/8 teaspoon of ground black pepper
- 1 large egg + 1 large egg white
- 3 tablespoons of toasted, chopped pecans
In a small bowl, whisk the cider with the cornstarch. In a large nonstick skillet, melt two teaspoons of butter over medium. Add the shallots and cook for one minute. Add the cider/cornstarch, apples, and maple syrup. Bring to a boil, stirring, then reduce heat to low and let cook for three minutes. Once the apples start to soften, take off the heat and set aside, keeping warm.
Cut a pocket into each piece of ciabatta bread and stuff with Gruyere. In a shallow dish, combine the milks, salt, nutmeg, pepper, and eggs. Dip both sides of each ciabatta in this mixture to coat.
Melt two teaspoons of butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high. Cook the ciabatta for about two minutes each side, until lightly browned. Use the remaining butter as needed.
Plate each French toast, top with the warm apple maple syrup and toasted pecans, and enjoy!
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