When life gives you a mini baguette loaf, you make French toast.
I had two farmer’s markets over the weekend, and I was most happy with my new recipe for French bread. Bread has always been my Achilles heel in gluten-free baking. If you’ve tried, I feel most will feel me on this. It has a tendency to be dense. Small. It doesn’t hold well sometimes. It can just get heavy. My favorite bread recipe ever is: 2 cups almond or cashew butter, 5 eggs, 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar, 1 tsp baking soda, and 1/2 tsp sea salt. It gets a nice rise, so I don’t end up with a punny bread that is a struggle to make a sandwich out of. I would love to make this bread for the market, but it isn’t very cost effective, I’d probably have to charge over $15 for a loaf of bread, because the cost of almond butter just seems to go up.
This French bread, though, I used yeast in. It smells and tastes like bread. It is lighter and less dense. It has a great flavor. I am chalking it up as a major win! I plan on selling this at stores and markets, though, so I will not be sharing it’s recipe (I’ll like to one that is really good though), but I will let you know how to make some delicious French toast with it.
My initial plan was to just plain old French toast. But then I saw this apple chilling on top of the fridge. Hmm…..I love baked apples, especially in the morning. It was a done deal that I was going to make cinnamony French toast + apples. WOW! So good.
You can top your’s however you want, though. Jam. Butter or ghee. Maple. Plain. Blueberries. Strawberries and goat cheese. Lemon Curd. Options, you have lots of options, s’mores. Pumpkin in the fall. Get creative.
Gluten-Free Apple French Toast
- 1 loaf gluten-free baguette bread
- 1 apple
- 3 eggs
- 3 egg yolks
- 1/2 cup coconut cream
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 cup coconut sugar
- 1/8 tsp nutmeg
- more cinnamon coconut sugar for apples
Let’s Make it Happen: Preheat oven to 300.
Heat the coconut oil and coconut cream. Beat together the eggs, egg yolks, cinnamon, nutmeg and coconut sugar. Whisk the hot cream mix in. Dip slices of baguette bread into the batter. Let it really soak in on both sides (optional I would also layer this bread in a dish and pour the batter over the top and let it soak in overnight, just another option if you think ahead).
Heat a skillet with a little coconut oil on medium heat. Cook bread on both sides. Transfer a dish. Bake until the bread is all warm and soft.
While it is in the oven, slice apple. Toss in a skillet with some coconut oil, cinnamon, and coconut sugar. Cook until the apples are tender.
Layer the french toast in a dish with the apples (ooh just that pecans toasted in with the apples would be awesome to add another flavor and texture, just a few is all you would need). Drizzle with some maple, eat and enjoy!