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Apple Raisin Skillet French Toast

This is an interesting time during the Covid-19 pandemic. Fear and uncertainty seem to be the topics of every news story. I have found that during tough times, nothing is more comforting than the familiarity of home cooked food.

My grandparents lived through the Great Depression and one of the matras at the time was:

“Use it Up, Wear it Out, Make it Do, or Do Without”.

In our days of plenty, we have forgotten how to “make-do” and honestly, have forgotten the JOY that can come from it.

At our home we have always used leftover food for makeover meals, but now we are really focused on it. I make bread every Sunday, and by the next week, that bread is pretty stale and going moldy in places. The old bread usually makes it into the compost bucket to feed the chickens.

This week, I decided to make-do and make something wonderful with it, which turned into Apple Raisin Skillet French Toast. The family RAVED about it!

My challenge to you is to look around, use food from the fridge, from the cupboards and even some stored food and bring a little comfort into your own kitchen.

Share what you are making do with and we will keep helping each other!

Dr. Michelle

Apple Raisin Skillet French Toast

A unique spin on french toast made with simple ingredients that you will love. This dish is great to eat on its own or topped with maple syrup, peanut butter, fruit, or your favorite breakfast topper. 
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Keyword: French Toast, Leftovers, Quick
Servings: 6 people
Author: Dr. Michelle Jorgensen


  • 5 slices bread, can be stale
  • 2 tbsp avocado or coconut oil
  • 1 apple, cubed
  • 3 tbsp raisins
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp brown or coconut sugar


  • Cut the apple into medium cube sized pieces. Set aside in a small bowl.
  • Cut the bread slices into small cubes (keep crusts on).  Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large, flat skillet. Once warm, add bread cubes. Cook, stirring frequently until lightly browned.
  • In a separate skillet, while the bread is toasting, heat remaining 1 tablespoon of oil. Add the apple cubes and 1/4 teaspoon of the cinnamon.  Cook until the apples are soft and coated with cinnamon.  Then, add raisins to the pan and cook for one more minute.
  • In a medium bowl, combine eggs, coconut milk. salt, remaining cinnamon, and sugar.
  • Spread the cooked apples and raisins over the browned bread pieces.  Then, pour the eggs and milk mixture over all, coating all of the bread.  Cover the pan and cook over medium-low for 8-10 minutes until the eggs are set.


Serve with additional maple syrup if desired.
Feel free to swap any of the ingredients with anything you have in your kitchen- even things that are going stale. We used an old apple and stale bread and it tasted wonderful.


I’m Dr. Michelle Jorgensen, I love eating food, and I live to share healthy recipes with YOU! I am not going to give you any recipes that don’t taste amazing and make your body feel great! 

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