My mommas favorite comfort food is a good old fashioned Apple Tartine. It's what she grew up eating. So, it makes sense.

Most of my friends, however, have that same kind of love for French Toast as my momma does Apple Tartines.

So, while paroosing the aisle of my local Whole Foods market I saw a box of gluten free frozen French toast; by Vans. Now, as you know im not a huge fan or pre-made, boxed, and/or frozen items. I try to stay away from all the "preservatives," of our generation aka chemicals. But, I know that a lot of people love this brand. I figured I'd do a trial. I AM so in love with this new combo that I will work on creating a gluten free home made recipe for the toast, as well.

The was the merge of an all American favorite, with a French favorite. The result, an explosion of, "you had me at hello." Thus, another recipe is born and the blog debut of the, "Fren-tine".

Just for clarity, there is NOTHING French about French Toast. It's like French dressing, or French fries. None are from France. Lol. At least no one in my family has heard about it.

If you ask someone for French toast in France you will most likely receive a fresh made baguette, toasted, with some French butter. That's a real French toast.



Cookie Tray
Parchment Paper


1 Box Vans cinnamon toast
3 LRG Granny Smith Apples
3-4 Tbsp. Coconut Sugar Coconut oil/butter
1 tspn. aprox. Cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 400 F.
  2. Peel your apples. Then, cut them in half. Cut out the core. Slice apples.
  3. Lay out your parchment sheet on a cookie tray. Then, lay out your cinnamon toast.
  4. Spread your sliced apples on top of each toast. If you are dairy free drizzle coconut oil in a zig zag motion across the top. If not dairy free, good organic salted butter is delish. I Reccomend a French imported butter; they taste wayyyy better! Either way, cut about 1/8 inch of butter across the top of your apples. Next, shake your coconut sugar across the top of top; thoroughly covering the toast. Lastly, Sprinkle cinnamon on top.
  5. Put in the oven for about 25 minutes. Then, set your oven to broil on high and leave an additional 8-10 minutes.
  6. Voila. You're Apple Frentines are ready to enjoy!