Oatmeal Crusted Apple Stuffed French Toast #AppleWeek

**This is a sponsored post. I received products to use in recipes for this event. All opinions are my own.**

Welcome to #AppleWeek 2017!! When I hear the song, "It's the most wonderful time of the year" I don't think of the holidays, I think of fall.  Cooler weather, beautiful foliage, and APPLES! They are my absolute favorite fruit. Apples are the second most used ingredient in my kitchen. You can eat them any time of the day, in sweet or savory ways.

Looking over the great selection sent to us by the sponsors, one thing immediately came to my mind- French Toast. I'd recently made a savory crusted grilled cheese, and a breakfast version sounded perfect. I love apples cooked until soft and caramel-y on the stove.  It makes the house smell great, and it's delicious too. Using the oats on the outside gives it a wonderful crunch.

Thank you so much to Carlee for all of her hard work to make this such a great event! I've been counting down and looking forward to this year's for weeks  :) I have 5 great recipes to share, and in all, there are over 100 recipes! And the prize packages are out of this world.  Be sure to enter for a chance to win!




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Oatmeal Crusted Apple Stuffed French Toast

For Apple Filling
2 Tablespoons butter 
3 apples, medium, peeled, cored, diced small 
1/2 teaspoon Rodelle Vanilla Extract 
1/3 cup brown sugar, packed 
1 teaspoon lemon juice
For French Toast
4 eggs, large
1/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon Rodelle Vanilla Extract
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
8 slices hearty bread, I used Farmhouse-style Oatmeal
1 packet Flahavan's Irish Oatmeal
Real maple syrup or powdered sugar, optional

Prepare filling: Over medium heat, melt butter. Add apples, and cook until softened, approximately 5 to 6 minutes. Add brown sugar, cinnamon, vanilla, and lemon juice. Cook an additional 5 to 7 minutes, until apples are softened, and carmelized. Set aside. 
For French Toast: Heat griddle to medium. Combine eggs, milk, vanilla and cinnamon in a large bowl. Beat well. Place oats into pie plate or shallow pan. Spread 1/4 cup apple filling over 4 slices of bread. Top with remaining slices. Melt 1 tablespoon of butter on griddle, or spray with nonstick spray. 
Dip french toast sandwiches into egg mixture, flipping to coat both sides. Sprinkle both sides with the oats, pressing slightly. Place on griddle, and cook until golden brown on one side. Flip, and cook the other side, adding more butter to the pan as needed. Serve warm.
    
    Yield: 4 servings

Prize Pack #1 from Rodelle:

A baker's dream come true! This delicious prize pack includes premium vanilla products, gourmet dutch-processed cocoa and specialty extracts. Items include: Pure Vanilla Extract, Gourmet Dutch-Processed Baking Cocoa, Gourmet Vanilla Extract, Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Beans, Organic Vanilla Extract, Organic Chocolate Extract, Almond Extract, Vanilla Paste, and some fun baking supplies to whip up your next batch of goodies with!

Prize Pack #2 from Dreamfarm and Casabella:

Items include: a 2 'n 1 veggie brush a clip n strip shears a set up levups a set of levoons

Prize Pack #3 from Flahavan's Irish Oatmeal:

Prize Pack #4 from Pyrex and Chicago Cutlery:

Prize Pack #5 from Rainier Fruit:

A prize pack from Rainier Fruit including a box of freshly farvested Rainier Fruit apples, a stainless steel apple slicer, apple corer, "Baked with Love" ceramic pie pan, copper apple loaf pan and a $25 Williams Sonoma gift card!

Prize Pack #6 from Veggie Wash:

A prize pack from Veggie Wash

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Apple Bacon Turkey Burgers from Jonesin' for Taste
 Apple-Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal from Amy's Cooking Adventures
Apple Fritter Yeast Bread from House of Nash Eats
 Apple Oatmeal Coffee Mug Cake from Corn, Beans, Pigs and Kids
 Apple Oatmeal Muffins from A Day in the Life on the Farm 
Apple Pie Steel Cut Oatmeal from Cooking With Carlee
 Caramel Apple Nut Bars from Family Around the Table
 Cinnamon Apple Cider Sangria from The Redhead Baker 
Creamy Maple Gouda Apple Soup with Pecan-Oat Granola from Culinary Adventures with Camilla  
Healthy Apple Muffins from Caroline's Cooking
 Mulled Apple Cider from Books n' Cooks
 Oatmeal Crusted Apple Stuffed French Toast from Jolene's Recipe Journal  
Salted Caramel Apple Cake from Grumpy's Honeybunch
 Savory Apple Sausage Tart from The Crumby Kitchen

Comments

  1. That looks sooooo good! We are off to a delicious start and I can't wait to see all of the #appleweek treats!

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  2. Oh my gosh....I love the oatmeal crust on this french toast. It looks and sounds amazing.

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  3. That oatmeal crust sounds SO intriguing. Thanks for sharing with #AppleWeek.

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  4. Gosh this looks amazing! I love stuffed French toast. What great prizes too!

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  5. oh mylanta.. this looks divine! I LOVE french toast! thanks for sharing it on our apple themed link party at Celebrate 365 blog party!

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  6. Love this idea! My family loves French Toast but I don't make it as much as they'd like. I'll have to try this recipe soon.

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  7. I've never thought to crust my own French toast (though I have had it crusted at a restaurant for brunch) and using oatmeal is a great idea!

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