French Toast-ed Croissant and Apple Sandwiches

21 Sep

After our last very successful French toast adventure, my friend Pam suggested we try French toast croissants.

How pretty are these local eggs (from Makinajian Poultry Farm in East Northport area)

How pretty are these local eggs (from Makinajian Poultry Farm in East Northport area)

As I had mini-croissants in the fridge, I thought that was a fine idea! She also mentioned that she uses any leftovers for lunchbox sandwiches and that got me to thinking…how can I pump up the nutrition and texture…and maybe convince my son to eat sandwiches (which would be an easier lunch solution for me!).

French toast croissants are pretty good without the apple too!

French toast croissants are pretty good without the apple too!

So, I split the croissants and gave them tth French toast treatment, drizzled with maple syrup and cinnamon and stuffed with thinly-sliced apple. The result was like an apple turnover, without the extra sugar and with a lot more crunch. I am sure if you are a peanut butter family, a good schmear would be tasty, as would cream cheese!

A delicious autumn breakfast

A delicious autumn breakfast

French Toast Croissant and Apple Sandwiches

1-2 Tbs butter

3 eggs

¼ Cup milk

12 mini-croissants (or 4-6 standard size), split

Maple syrup

Cinnamon

1 apple, cored and sliced thin (peeled or unpeeled is up to you)

Melt the butter in a skillet at medium to medium high.

Beat the eggs and milk together on plate or bowl that is wide enough to accommodate a split croissant, but won’t spill over.

Dip each croissant in the egg mixture on both sides just before placing in the skillet (do not soak the bread). Cook about two minutes on each side. Drizzle with maple syrup and sprinkle with cinnamon. Place a thin layer of apple on one side, close up the sandwich and eat!

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12 Responses to “French Toast-ed Croissant and Apple Sandwiches”

  1. kathryningrid September 23, 2013 at 1:34 pm #

    Sounds outlandishly delicious. I’m salivating so much I had better get into the kitchen and whip up some lunch!!

  2. Mad Dog September 21, 2013 at 10:44 am #

    That’s the most decadent French toast ever! Delicious 😉

    • Natalia at Hot, Cheap & Easy September 21, 2013 at 10:55 am #

      Not quite….after posting I whipped up another batch…with melted Monterey Jack cheese and apples….

  3. Conor Bofin September 21, 2013 at 9:25 am #

    They look delicious Natalia.

    • Natalia at Hot, Cheap & Easy September 21, 2013 at 10:55 am #

      Thank you Conor…you’d think I had left the blogosphere, since I haven’t been posting or visiting! But no, we’re still here, just adjusting to the Back To School grind. And it IS a grind!!!!

  4. Deena Kakaya September 21, 2013 at 8:40 am #

    They look great! I love apple sandwiches, with cinnamon x

    • Natalia at Hot, Cheap & Easy September 21, 2013 at 8:42 am #

      Me too! And my son is now inspired to make sauteed apples with cinnamon for dessert (alleluyah for healthy substitutes!). Thanks for the visit Deena!!!

      • Deena Kakaya September 21, 2013 at 8:43 am #

        My toddler is incredibly fussy, especially with fruit…I can’t wait till he does stuff like your son! I hope you’ll also check out some of my recipes x

      • Natalia at Hot, Cheap & Easy September 21, 2013 at 8:45 am #

        I will do! My son is still fussy with raw veggies, but he eats them cooked…won’t eat a carrot, but he’ll chow on sauteed kale!?! Kids are very, very kooky.

      • Deena Kakaya September 21, 2013 at 8:46 am #

        Ha ha, mine is the reincarnation of a Gujarati villager; he won’t eat a sandwich but he will eat spinach and fenugreek curry with rice.

      • Natalia at Hot, Cheap & Easy September 21, 2013 at 9:05 am #

        lol

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