Post-Picnic French Toast with Honey and Apples

So Labor Day has come to an end and the family gatherings and picnics that we’ve so earnestly prepared for have ended as well. The next morning I make my way down to the kitchen to find that 5 bags of burger buns have been leftover. The only thing that puzzled me was, I never was assigned to buy burger buns for this picnic. So the fact that I have all this on my counter top is beyond me!

But that’s beside the point. I must resolve this or else it will all go to waste. I have a food picture book in my kitchen and I skim through it from time to time. So I began my skimming..
Alas! There it was, staring at me. French Toast! Of course! French toast made with burger buns! Yes!

And so here I am, with a title that might draw up an eyebrow. Allow me to introduce the “Post-Picnic” French Toast!

I start off by splitting the buns and toasting the buns to my liking: not too dry, but with a crunch.

I prepare a large mixing bowl that allows me to whisk eggs, vanilla extract, milk, and cinnamon together.

I generally substitute everything with honey. I really stray from using refined sugar as much as possible, particularly if it is for breakfast. However, feel free to add a tablespoon of sugar to the mixture if you prefer. I however, do not heat honey, but rather drizzle it over top of my toast for that sweet flavor.

I then placed the toasted buns in the mixture, allowing for it absorb the liquid on both sides.
Meanwhile, a heated nonstick skillet has been prepared with butter coating the interior. I had it on medium-high.

I transferred the soaked bread with a spatula and allowed for it to cook for 2-3 minutes on both sides.

After completing the toast, I figured topping my toast with a bit of fruity sweetness would be appropriate. Avoiding the sugary syrups, I took to honey and simmered apples. It just seemed like it would taste fantastic with this meal! I began by placing butter in a small saucepan and allowing it to melt on low heat. Meanwhile, I began dicing a peeled apple. Once complete, I threw the apples in the saucepan with melted butter and added cinnamon. Mixing it and allowing it simmer for 3 minutes. I then transfer the apples onto the toast and drizzle some honey over top. I soon had a delicious topping for my French toast!

And that’s what you do with all your leftover burger buns..

Post-Picnic French Toast with Honey and Apples

Serving Size: 4


  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanillas extract
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon, divided
  • 4 pairs of burger buns, split
  • 3 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1 Apple


  1. Split and toast buns to your liking
  2. In a large bowl, whisk eggs with vanilla extract, milk and cinnamon
  3. Place the bun halves in the mixture, allowing them to absorb the mixture and coating both sides.
  4. Heat a nonstick skillet and coat with 1/2 tablespoon butter.
  5. Transfer buns to skillet and cook each side for 2-3 minutes on medium-high hear, or until golden.
  6. Prepare topping by hearing a small saucepan with two tablespoons of butter. Allow for butter to melt.
  7. Dice an apple and add to melted butter.
  8. Allow for it to simmer on low for 3 minutes.
  9. Transfer to toast and drizzle with honey.


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