Saturday Brunch – Cinnamon French Toast with Caramelised Cinnamon Apples and Baked Cinnamon Plums

When I think of a sweet indulgent brunch, its Cinnamon French Toast that springs to mind.  I don’t have a very sweet tooth, but cinnamon is my favourite spice and I will put it on and in almost everything 😊 

What really makes this brunch special are the buttery cinnamon apples that adorn the picture above, they are Devine!  I also enjoy the baked plums, but the apple is my favourite πŸ˜ƒ 

I used home baked organic bread for this recipe, but any loaf of uncut bread or very thick cut bread will do.  You don’t have to make both fruit side dishes, but if you do, any that are let over will keep nicely in the fridge.

Ingredients

Baked plums – Serves 6                              65 Kcal | 0.2g fat | 14.4g Carb of which 12.4g are sugar 

  • 6 large plums halved and de-stoned
  • 15-30g of light muscavado sugar (depending on how sweet your fruit is)
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon (see how I’m keeping the theme here 😊 )
  • 2 tablespoons of orange juice 

Cinnamon Apples – serves 4                     123 Kcal | 6.2g Fat | 3.9g Sat fat | 17.3g Carb of which 17.3 g are Sugar

  • 2 eating apples, I used Pink Lady
  • 30g butter
  • 30g light muscavado sugar, this gives it more of a caramel taste than other sugars.
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. 
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Cinnamon French Toast – serves 2/4       197 Kcal | 7.3g Fat | 3.4g Sat fat | 23.3g Carb of which 1.7g are sugar

  • 4 thick slices of white bread, about 3/4 inch thick.
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon.
  • A dash of milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract.
  • Butter for frying.

Method

Plums

  1. Preheat the oven to 200C/390F/gas 6.
  2. Take a baking dish and place the halved plums in, cut side up.
  3. Pour over the orange juice, sprinkle over the sugar and cinnamon.
  4. Place in the oven and bake for 20 minutes or until soft but still holding their shape.

Apples

  1. While the plums are cooking, melt the butter and sugar in a pan.
  2. Add the vanilla extract once melted.
  3. Peel and slice the apples into segments and add to the pan.
  4. Coat the apples with the sauce and cook gently, stirring occasionally for about 10 minutes.
  5. The apples will soften but should still keep their shape.

Cinnamon Toast

  1. Your fruit should be about 5 minutes from being cooked.
  2. In a wide, flat bowl or dish, mix the eggs, vanilla, cinnamon and a dash of milk together.
  3. Dip the slices of bread in the egg mixture, turning to coat both sides.  Don’t leave them in too long or they will absorb too much of the egg mixture.
  4. Fry the slices of egg’d bread in a large frying pan (skillet) until golden brown.
  5. By now, your fruit should been cooked too.  Put them aside and allow to cool slightly.  You can put your cinnamon toast in the oven to keep warm while you cook all the slices.

Put your fruit into serving dishes, stack your cinnamon toast, dust with icing sugar (powder sugar) and serve immediately while still hot! 

Thanks for reading and please follow if you enjoy my recipes 😊 

Buon appitito!

A x

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