Fruit and Nut Butter Cinnamon French Toast

Fruit and Nut Butter French Toast
Leyla Shamayeva, MS, RD
Total Time: 10 min
Prep Time: 5 min
Cook Time: 5 min
Servings: 4 (1 sandwich, 1/4 apple each)

Nutrition Highlights (per serving)

201 calories
11g fat
19g carbs
8g protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 (1 sandwich, 1/4 apple each)
Amount per serving  
Calories 201
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 47mg 16%
Sodium 182mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 5g  
Includes 1g Added Sugars 2%
Protein 8g  
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 111mg 9%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 238mg 5%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Sick of PB&J? How about French toast? Tweak the two traditional recipes for a morning breakfast treat.

Starting your day off with nutritious ingredients can set a healthy mindset for the day, helping you make good-for-you choices for every meal and snack. This recipe boasts a serving of fruit alongside fiber and protein (40% and 52.8% of your daily target values, respectively). It also omits the butter and added sugar, upping the heart-health factor.


  • 1 small apple, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 4 slices whole-wheat bread
  • 4 tablespoons almond butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • Olive oil spray


  1. Mix apple slices with cinnamon and lemon juice in a small microwave-safe bowl. Heat in the microwave, covered, for 45 seconds.

  2. Slice each piece of bread in half and spread about half a tablespoon of almond butter on each half.

  3. Arrange the apple slices on top of the almond butter, then top with the other bread half.

  4. Crack the eggs into the same bowl the apples were in and beat them. Dip the four sandwiches in, letting them sit and soak the egg mixture for about two minutes.

  5. Spray a non-stick pan with olive oil spray and arrange the sandwiches in it over medium heat. Let them cook, covered, about 4 to 5 minutes on each side, until the egg sets.

Ingredient Variations and Substitutions

Apples are a sweet and crunchy filling for this recipe, but feel free to use your favorite! Pears and bananas are two options that work well.

If you're using pears, peel them like you would the apples and follow the same directions.

If you're using bananas, omit the cinnamon and lemon juice and don't microwave them—just slice them up and arrange them on the bread.

This recipe works just as well with peanut butter or another nut butter. Use your favorite.

Cooking and Serving Tips

Enjoy your breakfast with one of these warm beverages:

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  1. U.S. Food And Drug Administration (FDA). NFL DRVs Food Components. National Institutes of Health - Office of Dietary Supplements. Updated January 2019.