Cinnamon Apple French Toast

Servings 4 portions
Cooking 16-19 minutes


Apple mixture:

  • 4 apples
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 2 teaspoons of cinnamon
  • 6 tablespoons of brown sugar
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons of maple syrup


French toast:

  • 1 raisin and apple bread from Au Pain Doré
  • 4 eggs
  • 6.75 ounces of milk
  • 1 tablespoon of brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon of butter
  • 8 tablespoons of fresh cream (to garnish)
  • 1 ounce of chopped pecans (to garnish)


Peel the apples and cut them into 1/2-inch cubes.

In a pan, melt the butter and then add the apples and cinnamon. Cook for about 1 minute and add the brown sugar, lemon juice, and a pinch of salt. Cook for 8-10 minutes or until the apples are tender. Continue stirring for 3 to 5 minutes until the apples are well coated in the thick liquid. Remove from heat and add the maple syrup. Set aside.

Cut the bread into slices of about 2 inches wide.

In a bowl, whisk the eggs and add the milk. Mix well and then add the brown sugar, cinnamon, and a pinch of salt.

Take the bread slices and dip them into the egg mixture.

Cook the bread slices for 2 to 3 minutes on a medium heat stove. Flip and cook the other side.

Serve with fresh cream, the warm apple mixture, and chopped pecans.


Apple and Brie Grilled Cheese

Servings 3 portions
Cooking 8-10 minutes


  • 1 cranberry and orange bread from Au Pain Doré
  • ¼ cup of milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon of maple syrup (for the apple mixture)
  • 60g of brie cheese
  • 1 apple, sliced into approximately 1 cm thick slices
  • Chopped pecans
  • 1 teaspoon of butter
  • Maple syrup (for the milk & egg mixture and for garnishing)


Cut 6 slices of bread, approximately 1 inch thick.

In a bowl, mix the milk, egg, and a generous drizzle of maple syrup and whisk. Set aside.

Cut the cheese into slices, approximately 2 inches in size, and set aside.

Melt the butter in a medium heat pan, then add the apples and pecans. Cook until they are golden. Pour in the teaspoon of maple syrup and cook for an additional minute.

Heat a second pan with butter. Using tongs, dip your bread slices into the egg and milk mixture, then place them in the pan. Flip halfway through cooking.

Place 2 slices of brie cheese on one slice of bread, then add some of the apple mixture. Place the second slice of bread on top to form the sandwich and cook for a few more minutes.

Serve your grilled sandwich topped with maple syrup and the apple/pecan mixture.


Monkey Bread

Servings 6 portions
Cooking 20-25 minutes


  • 6 straight croissants from Au Pain Doré
  • 1/2 cup of brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) of melted salted butter
  • Maple syrup (for the topping)
  • 2 tablespoons of chopped pecans (for the topping)


Thaw the croissants for 30 minutes.

Cut the croissants in half lengthwise, then cut them into approximately 4 pieces.

Mix the brown sugar and cinnamon in a bowl and set aside.

Using tongs, take a piece of croissant and dip it into the melted butter. Then, coat it with the brown sugar and cinnamon mixture.

Place the croissant pieces in a muffin pan.

Bake in the oven at 356°F for 20 to 25 minutes or until the croissant pieces are golden.

Let cool for about 5 minutes before serving. Serve your warm monkey breads with maple syrup and chopped pecans.


Pumpkin French toast

Servings 4
Cooking 3-4 minutes


  • 1 Au Pain Doré nut and raisin bread
  • 3 eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 cup of milk, at room temperature
  • 1 cup of pumpkin puree
  • 2-3 tablespoons of maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon of pumpkin spice
  • Unsalted butter for cooking
  • Whipped cream
  • Maple syrup
  • Chopped pecans


Slice the bread into approximately 1-inch-thick slices.

Beat the eggs in a large bowl. Add the milk and mix. Then, add the pumpkin puree and beat again. Incorporate the maple syrup, vanilla extract, and pumpkin spice, and mix until all the ingredients are well combined. Set aside.

Preheat a large skillet over medium-high heat and melt 1 tablespoon of butter.

Using tongs, dip a slice of bread into the pumpkin mixture and place it onto the skillet. Cook on each side for about 3-4 minutes, or until golden brown.

You can serve your French toasts with whipped cream, maple syrup, and chopped pecans.


Cheese Loaf

Servings 4
Cooking 25 minutes


  • One County Loaf
  • 200g of Raclette cheese
  • 1/2 cup of butter
  • 2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup of fresh parsley, chopped
  • Salt and pepper

You can personalize your cheesy bread loaf by adding your favorite ingredients such as herbs, chopped chili peppers, sun-dried tomatoes, or olives.


Preheat your oven to 180°C (350°F).

In a bowl, mix together the grated cheese, butter, garlic, parsley, a pinch of salt, and pepper. Set aside.

Using a sharp knife, diagonally cut the bread loaf into thick slices, but make sure not to cut all the way through, so the loaf remains intact.

Using a spoon or your fingers, fill the bread slices with the prepared cheese mixture. Make sure the cheese is evenly distributed throughout the bread.

Wrap the bread loaf in aluminum foil, making sure it’s tightly sealed, and place it in the preheated oven. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the bread is golden brown.

Remove the bread from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes before serving.


Vegetarian BLT

Servings 2 portion
Cooking 30 minutes


Eggplant Bacon

  • 1 medium eggplant
  • 2 tablespoons of dark soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon of maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil


The rest

  • 4 slices of Au Pain Doré Rustic Belgian bread
  • Vegan mayonnaise to taste
  • 1 large tomato
  • A few lettuce leaves
  • 1 black olive


  • Preheat the oven to 160C/320F.
  • Trim the ends off the eggplant, then cut into quarters lengthwise to make 4 long pieces.
  • Lay each quarter flat on the cutting board and cut into thin slices about 1/4 cm. Repeat until the eggplant is completely cut.
  • Place parchment paper on 2 baking sheets and place the eggplant slices on them.
  • Prepare the marinade by combining all the remaining ingredients in a bowl. Generously brush the eggplant slices on each side.
  • Put in the oven for 20-25 minutes. Check them after 10 minutes and turn them over.
  • Remove from the oven and let cool for a few minutes.

The sandwich is ready to be assembled!

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