Baked on the Bright Side

Rudi’s Gluten-Free Bakery Caramel Apple French Toast

December 21, 2010

Created by Chef Eric Paraskevas, Terra executive chef

French Toast Batter Recipe:


Makes about 3 ¼ Qts.

  • 1 Qt. Half & Half
  • 1 Qt. Heavy Cream
  • 2 C. Brown Sugar
  • 10 Eggs
  • 3 Tbsp. Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp. Fresh Grated Nutmeg
  • 1 Tbsp. Vanilla


Using a whisk, mix everything together until thoroughly incorporated, pass through strainer. Place into container, date, label, refrigerate.

Caramel Sauce Recipe:


  • 1 ½ Cup Sugar
  • 1 tsp water
  • ¼ Cup Apple juice


Heat the sugar with the water over low heat stirring occasionally until all the sugar melts completely. BE VERY CAREFUL, sugar burns hurt, a lot. Allow the sugar to continue to cook until it turns a deep golden brown. Remove from heat and carefully and slowly whisk in the juice. Allow to cool, place into a container, date, label, refrigerate.

Spiced Nut Recipe:


  • 1 Cup Spanish Peanuts, Chopped
  • 1 tbsp Blended Oil
  • 1 tbsp Chili Powder
  • 1 tbsp Sugar
  • 1 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • Salt As Needed


Place the peanuts into a preheated oven at 300 degrees. Cook until nicely toasted about 15 minutes. Remove from oven place into a bowl mix with oil, chili powder, sugar, cayenne pepper. Season to taste with the salt. Place in a container, date, label, store.