Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Apple French Toast (in the Crockpot!)

Don't you always see crockpot breakfast creations floating around on Pinterest?  I definitely do.  I've been meaning to try one (for a pretty long time now) - and guess what?!  I finally did!  And it was seriously delicious.  It made about 8 servings and I had absolutely no problem eating it several days in a row.  Yum!

Apple French Toast (in the Crockpot!)
(adapted from this recipe)

1/2 cup butter
2 apples (I used golden delicious) - cored and cut into 1inch cubes
1/2 cup Splenda brown sugar blend
1/2 cup pure maple syrup
16 slices bread (I used the Sara Lee 45 calorie Delightful line to reduce carb/calorie intake)
6 eggs
2 cups coconut milk (or milk of your choice)
2 tsps cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla extract
Pinch of salt
Confectioners sugar (to garnish)

Using a medium sized pan, melt the butter over medium heat.  Add the apples, brown sugar, and maple syrup to the pan.  Saute for 10 minutes, stirring often.  Place in crockpot.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, cinnamon, vanilla, and salt.  Tear your bread into 1.5-2 inch cubes and place in bowl with mixture.  Stir to coat.  

Once the bread is evenly coated, place it in the crockpot and stir with the apple mixture.  Cook on high for 2 hours.  

Once your breakfast is ready, you can eat as is or garnish with confectioners sugar and touch of syrup!  


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