This recipe is truly what lazy Sunday morning dreams are made of. Quicker and easier than French toast, but tastes like something you might order at a fancy (cough, overpriced) brunch restaurant. Caramelized cinnamon apples, pan fried in butter for extra deliciousness, served over cream cheese toast with a maple drizzle. Honestly? You might start putting this drizzle on e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g… its just that good!
Lately, my breakfasts have just been a quick protein smoothie. But you know what? The days are long and the weeks are even longer in this lockdown… so fun delicious breakfasts it is! From now on, Sundays are for restaurant-worthy meals and presentation. Except without the actual hard work it takes to make fancy meals. We want boujie, but we also want easy… you feel me?
In a small bowl, whisk together the maple drizzle ingredients until combined. Set aside.
Heat a frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the vegan butter and once sizzling, add the brown sugar, cinnamon and apples and cook about 2 minutes. You want the outsides to caramelize over a higher heat but don’t cook them longer than a couple minutes, so the apples don’t get too soft.
Remove apples from the pan and set aside. Place bread in the frying pan and grill one minute per side, until lightly golden.
Remove bread from pan and spread 2 tbsp cream cheese on each slice. Top each with 4 slices of apple, some maple drizzle and hemp hearts. Enjoy!
Liv B is the recipe developer, video content creator, and photographer behind itslivb.com and the Liv B Youtube channel. She is the author of the best selling cookbook Liv B’s Vegan on a Budget and Liv B's Easy Everyday. She lives and works out of her home with her fiancé and videographer/editor Greg, and their two dogs, Willa and Hazel.