Thursday, January 17, 2013

Apple French Toast Cups

I totally forgot about this recipe.

Scandalous!

It will become evident by one of the ingredients that I intended to post it around Christmas time even though it's not a Christmas recipe. Then my injury happened and my brain got scrambled.  But don't fear, I have nutritional info for both versions so you can make these any time of year...you know like Valentines Day, Mothers Day, a special birthday...Tuesday.


These babies are so delicious and under 350 calories for two.  They can also be made ahead and frozen in case you want to plan ahead.  (I know that's at least a few people's resolutions this year!)  Let's get to it!

Apple French Toast Cups
(Makes 6 cups)

2 Granny smith apples, sliced cored
2 tbsp Trader Joe's Spiced Cider (or apple/orange juice)
1/4 cup brown sugar
6 slices Pepperidge Farm Cinnamon Swirl Bread  (or 6 sliced sprouted whole wheat bread)
4 egg whites
2 tbsp C. F. Burger Creamery Light Egg Nog  (or 1 tbsp vanilla extract)
Cinnamon, ground, 1 tbsp

Hello beautiful grannies!



Peel 'em up!


Core and slice the apples, cut each slice in half and then cut each half into a few thin slices.


Over medium heat, add cinnamon and apple juice and 2 tbsp of the brown sugar.  Simmer until they stew down a bit.


While the apples are stewing, get a big tumbler and press over each slice of bread to make a circular shape.  (Or just cut off the corners if you don't want to go tumbler wild.  Use sprouted bread if you're doing the lower cal/no nog version.)


Ready for action!


In a bowl, add your egg whites and nog.(Or 1 tbsp vanilla extract if you're using the low cal, no nog version)


Dip the bread in the whites and sprinkle with cinnamon.


In a lightly sprayed muffin tin, add each slice of bread to form a cup.


Divide the apples up and spoon into each cup.


They'll be piled a little high with deliciousness, take the remaining 2 tbsp of brown sugar and sprinkle on top. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 15-18 minutes or until done.  With a butter knife, gently score around the sides to remove, if needed.


Best served warm and be ready to sink back in your chair.


Breakfast heaven!

Nutritional Info per cup (with nog):  Calories 164  Total Fat 2g  Cholesterol 2mg  Sodium 156mg  Potassium 41mg  Total Carbs 37g  Fiber 3g  Sugars 23g  Protein 5g  Vitamin A 1%  Vitamin C 3%  Calcium 5%  Iron 7%

Nutritional Info per cup (sprouted bread/no nog/vanilla extract instead of nog):  Calories 140  Total Fat 1g  Sodium 171mg  Potassium  42mg  Total Carbs  28g  Fiber 5g  Sugars 19g  Protein 8g  Vitamin C  3%  Calcium  6%  Iron 13%

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21 comments:

  1. These are soo good. People are going to love them. It's like eating at some French patisserie (sp?) but probably more than half the price!

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    1. I'm definitely going to have to see what kind of bread we have left this weekend and make these bad boys!

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  2. What a fun idea! I think I'll have to email the link to my husband...you know, as a hint for Mother's Day.

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    1. I think that's a great idea! Totally hubby friendly!

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  3. yummy! I'm all out of eggnog, but vanilla would totally work.

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  4. That sounds great. I'll have to try it one of these weekends!

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  5. Looks and sounds absolutely delicious! We're leaving on a road trip on Valentine's Day, so I'll make these ahead and it will be a perfect send-off.

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  6. Yum--as usual. My hubby would love these as would the girls.

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    1. I think you guys would love 'em! Perfect weekend breakfast!

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  7. Holy shit these look awesome!! I love the flavor of egg nog year round, so what I do when it is not in season, I add rum extract and freshly grated nutmeg in with the liquid called for in a recipe. ~Krista

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  8. Yum!!! Making these this weekend!!!

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  9. Adorable AND tasty? That is a winning combination in my book! And Chris hoarded enough egg nog to last us (well, him) at least another month, so I have that on hand. :)

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  10. Ooooh, this looks like something even I could make without burning anything! Another keeper to print!

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  11. Made these last week! So amazing! Made with Vanilla and some 7 grain bread I had on hand! Very yummy! Will be making these again!

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