Apple French Toast Roll Ups

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These apple french toast roll ups are a great, simple-to-make breakfast treat! The warm apples and cinnamon flavors are a combo that your little ones are sure to love!

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These apple french toast roll ups are a fun twist on classic French toast. They are filled with cinnamon apples, dipped into an apple batter, and cooked on a pan until golden. They can be served “sushi style” or sliced into two large pieces for beginners. These roll ups are a warm spiced treat that the whole family is sure to love!

WHAT YOU’LL NEED

Here is what you’ll need to make these apple French toast roll ups:

Ingredients to make apple pie french toast roll ups
  • Bread: I used whole wheat bread here, but any other type of sandwich bread works as well.
  • Apples: The main source of sweetness for these roll ups. Try to use naturally sweet apples that are firm and not tart. My favorite apples to use are Honeycrisp and Fuji apples.
  • Spread: Used to help hold the roll ups together. I used a light spread of peanut butter, but any type of spread works well (ex: nut butter, seed butter, cream cheese, etc).
  • Applesauce: I used naturally unsweetened applesauce to add some sweetness to the French toast batter.
  • Egg: Used to firm up the liquids in the bread.
  • Milk: Used to add creaminess to the batter.
  • Maple Syrup: Optional ingredient to add a little sweetness to the cinnamon apples. This can be omitted as long as you are using naturally sweet apples.
  • Cinnamon: Warm spice that adds flavor to the batter.
  • Vanilla Extract: Used to enhance the natural sweetness of the roll-ups.
  • Butter: For pan-frying.

PROCESS

  1. Peel and chop the apples into small pieces. I like to chop them up very well so that they cook quickly and evenly in the pan.
  2. Melt the butter in a pan on medium-low heat and add in the apples, cinnamon, and maple syrup.
  3. Mix the apples to coat and reduce the heat to low. Cover the pan and let the apples cook for about 10 minutes (stirring often). If your apple mixture seems dry, add in a little more melted butter.
  4. Once the apples are softened and cooked, set them aside to cool. You want the apples to be tender, but not too mushy.
  5. Remove the crust from the slices of bread and roll out flat using a rolling pin. 
  6. Spread a thin layer of peanut butter/spread of choice onto each slice.
  7. Add about 1 tablespoon of the cooked apple mixture onto one end of the bread and roll it up into a tight log.
  8. Whisk together the applesauce, egg, milk, cinnamon, and vanilla extract to form the batter.
  9. Quickly dip the roll-ups into the batter and coat all of the sides. Shake off all the excess batter.
  10. Melt butter on a pan on medium-low heat and cook roll-ups until all sides are brown. Slice into pieces and serve!
Steps to make apple pie french toast roll ups

STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS

These roll-ups are best served fresh but can be refrigerated for up to 2 days. To reheat, pan-fry on low heat until warmed through. To freeze, store in a freezer-safe Ziploc bag for up to 1 month.

Apple pie french toast roll ups

SUBSTITUTIONS

  • Apples: You may replace the apples with any other fruit! If you love berries, you can try out this similar recipe for strawberry cheesecake french toast roll ups!
  • Egg: You may replace the egg with a couple more tablespoons of unsweetened applesauce. The mixture may seem mushier in texture, but it should still firm up well when cooked.
  • Milk: the milk may be replaced with a dairy-free alternative like coconut milk or oat milk.
  • Peanut Butter: I used peanut butter as my spread of choice for these roll ups, but any type of spread works well (ex: sunflower seed butter, cream cheese, almond butter, etc). The spread is mainly used to help hold the roll ups together and for added flavor.
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RECIPE NOTES

  • Use a type of bread that is easy to roll out. Some types of bread break apart easily and would not be ideal for this recipe.
  • The maple syrup is optional for a little more sweetness to the cinnamon apples but can be omitted. If you are choosing not to add maple syrup, make sure to use naturally sweet apples like Honeycrisp or Fuji apples.
  • These roll-ups pair well with a drizzle of maple syrup or powdered sugar dusted on top for the adults!
  • You can slice the cooked logs into small slices to serve “sushi style” or into two large pieces for beginner eaters!
apple pie french toast rollups

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5 from 3 votes

Apple French Toast Roll Ups

These apple french toast roll ups are a great, simple-to-make breakfast treat! The warm apples and cinnamon flavors are a combo that your little ones are sure to love!
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 servings

Ingredients 

For The Cinnamon Apples

  • 1 large apple, naturally sweet
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tbsp unsalted butter
  • ½ tbsp maple syrup, optional

For The Roll Ups

  • 4 bread slices
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter/spread
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 3 tbsp unsweetened applesauce
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract
  • unsalted butter, for pan frying

Instructions 

  • Peel and chop the apples into small pieces. I like to chop them up very well so that they cook quickly and evenly in the pan.
  • Melt the butter in a pan on medium-low heat and add in the apples, cinnamon, and maple syrup.
  • Mix the apples to coat and reduce the heat to low. Cover the pan and let the apples cook for about 10 minutes (stirring often). If your apple mixture seems dry, add in a little more melted butter.
  • Once the apples are softened and cooked, set them aside to cool. You want the apples to be tender, but not too mushy.
  • Remove the crust from the slices of bread and roll out flat using a rolling pin. 
  • Spread a thin layer of peanut butter/spread of choice onto each slice.
  • Add about 1 tablespoon of the cooked apple mixture onto one end of the bread and roll it up into a tight log.
  • Whisk together the applesauce, egg, milk, cinnamon, and vanilla extract to form the batter.
  • Quickly dip the roll-ups into the batter and coat all of the sides. Shake off all the excess batter.
  • Melt butter on a pan on medium-low heat and cook roll-ups until all sides are brown. Slice into pieces and serve!

Notes

  • Use a type of bread that is easy to roll out. Some types of bread break apart easily and would not be ideal for this recipe.
  • The maple syrup is optional for a little more sweetness to the cinnamon apples but can be omitted. If you are choosing not to add maple syrup, make sure to use naturally sweet apples like Honeycrisp or Fuji apples.
  • These roll-ups pair well with a drizzle of maple syrup or powdered sugar dusted on top for the adults!
  • You can slice the cooked logs into small slices to serve “sushi style” or into two large pieces for beginner eaters!

Nutrition

Calories: 151.3kcal, Carbohydrates: 24.61g, Protein: 4.81g, Fat: 4.09g, Saturated Fat: 1.6g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.75g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Trans Fat: 0.07g, Cholesterol: 45.58mg, Sodium: 152.16mg, Potassium: 141.38mg, Fiber: 2.72g, Sugar: 10.39g, Vitamin A: 149.95IU, Vitamin C: 2.74mg, Calcium: 59.86mg, Iron: 1.32mg
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Until next time, Lily!

About Lily Payen

Hi, I’m Lily! The mama behind Feeding Tiny Bellies. I’m here to help you take some of the stress out of meal times for your little ones. My goal is to create simple recipes with baby in mind that can easily be adapted for the entire family.

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4 Comments

    1. You can substitute it with a different type of spread like almond butter or sunflower seed butter😊

  1. 5 stars
    Our newly 1-year-old LOVED this! Do you think if I cook, cool then freeze, it will keep? He can only eat one slice of bread’s worth at a time and I’d hate to waste the eggy mix.

    1. Hi Laura! I’m so glad to hear that your little one enjoyed these! These are definitely fine to freeze! I wouldn’t recommend freezing the egg mix as is, but you can definitely prepare more rollups or even plain French toast with it and freeze the cooked ones😊