This brioche French toast recipe calls for cooking the bread and the apples over high heat in coconut oil--a fat with a high smoke point that adds its own delicious flavor--for a nicely caramelized crust. This recipe was developed as a deluxe breakfast for a camping trip, but you can also cook it at home on the stovetop.

Eric Wolfinger
Source: EatingWell Magazine, June 2020


Recipe Summary

35 mins
35 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat a gas grill to high, build a fire in a charcoal grill or build a campfire and let it burn down to high heat (about 500 degrees F). (This recipe was developed for outdoor cooking but, alternatively, you can put your skillet over medium-high heat on the stovetop in Step 3.)

  • Beat eggs, half-and-half, vanilla and salt in a shallow dish until thoroughly combined.

  • Place a large cast-iron skillet on the grill (or over medium-high heat on the stovetop). While it heats, dip 2 slices of bread in the egg mixture and soak for 30 seconds per side. Add 1 tablespoon coconut oil to the pan and heat until melted and beginning to shimmer. Carefully add the soaked bread and cook until golden brown, 1 to 2 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate and cover with foil to keep warm. Repeat with the remaining 2 slices and 1 tablespoon oil.

  • Add the remaining 1 tablespoon oil and apples to the pan. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the apples are light golden brown, about 8 minutes.

  • Serve the French toast with the apples, butter, syrup and flaky salt, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

358 calories; protein 9.3g 19% DV; carbohydrates 37.4g 12% DV; exchange other carbs 2.5; dietary fiber 2.2g 9% DV; sugars 13.7g; fat 19.2g 30% DV; saturated fat 12.2g 61% DV; cholesterol 113mg 38% DV; vitamin a iu 343.4IU 7% DV; vitamin c 6.4mg 11% DV; folate 15.8mcg 4% DV; calcium 67.8mg 7% DV; iron 1.9mg 11% DV; magnesium 12.1mg 4% DV; potassium 192.1mg 5% DV; sodium 318.9mg 13% DV.