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4.88 from 8 votes

Cinnamon French toast with griddled apple slices and lemon mascarpone

Cinnamon and honey brings this apple French toast to the next level, and it's all topped off with a gorgeous lemon mascarpone.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: French
Keyword: breakfast, french toast
Servings: 4 plates
Calories: 342kcal
Author: Emily Leary


For the lemon mascarpone

  • 150 g mascarpone
  • 1 unwaxed lemon zest and juice
  • 1 tbsp honey

For the toast

  • 2 medium free range eggs
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 4 slices wholemeal bread medium thickness

For the apples

  • 2 green apples cored and cut into thin slices
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 25 g walnuts roughly chopped


For the lemon mascarpone

  • Put the mascarpone, lemon zest, and honey in a bowl, stir gently to combine.
  • Pop in the fridge.

For the French toast

  • Preheat the oven to 160C/320F (140C/285F fan). In a bowl, combine the eggs, cinnamon, mixed spice and honey.
  • Dip each piece into the egg mixture, shake off the excess – you should have just enough batter for all four slices.
  • Warm the pan over a medium heat. Griddle for 30 seconds and flip, fry for 30 more seconds. Cut into triangles.
  • Pop on a plate or baking tray and into the oven to keep warm.

For the griddled apple slices

  • Pop the apple slices into a bowl, add the cinnamon and honey and toss until well coated.
  • Lay the slices onto the grill pan, fry for 60 seconds, then flip and cook for a further 30 seconds until just cooked.

To plate up

  • Serve two triangles of French toast to each plate.
  • Top each with apple slices and a generous dollop of the lemon mascarpone.
  • Scatter with walnuts and serve.


Calories: 342kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 119mg | Sodium: 53mg | Potassium: 155mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 695IU | Vitamin C: 4.2mg | Calcium: 99mg | Iron: 0.9mg