French toast apple and sausage muffins

Hey, hey, lookie here! I’m going to do a recipe post! That hardly ever happens. :D
Unfortunately, it actually wasn’t as simple as it should’ve been to find the recipe I used for these apple and sausage cups. I knew what they were when I edited the pictures. I knew what I filled them with. I could even picture the blog post that I first saw them on….
But when I googled “apple sausage muffins” like I thought they were, I couldn’t find them immediately. The same thing when I searched my Google Reader, which is where I pull the vast majority of my recipes.


I forgot a key part of the process….they’re not muffins! The base that’s filled is french toast circles. The Noshery isn’t the original place I saw these, but it is where I ended up finding them eventually and she has a great tutorial for how to make them. And shockingly enough, this is one of the rare occasions where mine actually resemble someone else’s creation in appearance. Usually mine are much messier, ha.

So anyway, if you want to make your own, the recipe is below. I highly recommend checking out the link for a picture tutorial and some tips for how to change up the flavor. Take note that I made 24 of these or two full muffin tins worth. The recipe below is for a single pan (12 cups):

French toast cups

  • 12 slices of bread – If it’s starting to go stale, great!
  • Whatever ingredients you usually use for french toast. For me, roughly 5 eggs, a bit of milk. You may also use cinnamon, nutmeg, etc, too.

Apples and sausage filling:

  • 2 cup diced apples
  • 2 cup breakfast sausage (I usually make my own, using a mix of ground pork and ground turkey so it’s healthier)
  • 1 cup butter
  • 6 Tbs brown sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon

Using a large cup or jar lid, cut circles out of bread slices about 3 inches in diameter. Mix eggs and spices together.  Dip bread circles in egg mixture and shake off a bit.

Press bread circles into the muffin pan, bake in the oven at 400 degrees for 12 – 15 minutes, until brown.

While bread is in the oven prepare breakfast sausage.  In another hot skillet melt butter, stir in brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla.  Add apples to brown sugar mixture and cook until apples begin to soften and sugar mixture caramelizes.   Combine sausage and dripping with apples, stir. (This is how The Noshery did these steps. I did it the opposite. Browned the sausage, drained, and then fried the apples directly in the grease left by the sausage, and mixed it in a bit sooner so the flavors could combine.)

Fill french toast cups with apple and sausage mixture and enjoy. You can drizzle them with maple syrup or any of the apple syrupy drippings if you find they’re not quite sweet enough.

The kids loved them as is, though, and they reheated well the next day, too. I don’t know about freezing them, but I could imagine it working considering I freeze and reheat all of the ingredients on their own at other times, including the french toast. If you try it, please let me know how it goes.


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    Zave Smith
    February 27, 2013

    Wow! Great, really seeing too yummy and hot food. Recipe is looking awesome..Have to make tonight… Gratitude to you for nice sharing…

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