10piecesbread(gluten free whole grain bread, french bread, 9 grain bread)
Preheat oven to 350 F. Line a muffin tin (12 muffin size) with muffin liners and spray thoroughly with non-stick pan release spray.
In a medium mixing bowl, combine the almond milk, eggs, egg whites, cinnamon, vanilla and maple syrup. Mix well with a wire whisk until combined.
Slice the bread into 1 inch cubes.
Add the bread to the egg mixture and mix until all pieces are coated evenly.
Remove the bread from the bowl and fill each muffin tin to the top with bread. Use a fork to remove the bread and try not to get large amounts egg in the pan. Note: do not let the bread sit in the egg mixture too long or it will become soggy.
Chop the apples into small pieces, about ¼ inch cubes. Peeling the apple is optional.
Combine the chopped apples, cinnamon, brown sugar and walnuts in a small bowl. Mix well until combined.
Using a spoon, press down slightly on the bread mixture in the muffin tins to make an indention. Place about 1 tablespoon of the apple mixture on top of each muffin cup.
Cook the french toast cups for 25 minutes, or until baked evenly and no liquid remains.
Let cool for 5 minutes before eating. Top with extras if desired. (Powdered sugar, blueberries, diced strawberries, etc..)
Bread: This recipe works great with a bread that is thick, such as French bread, bagel pieces or whole grain bread. Gluten Free Bread: choose a gluten free bread that is a whole grain, thick cut. I would avoid using a gluten free white bread, as it tends to crumble very easy and will not retain the cubed shape when cut.1 french toast cup contains: 145 calories, 4.5 g protein (nutrition facts calculated using sugar free syrup)