How to Make It
Combine milk, 3 tablespoons syrup, bourbon, vanilla, salt, and eggs in a 13 x 9–inch glass or ceramic baking dish, stirring with a whisk. Add bread in a single layer; let stand 10 minutes or until liquid is absorbed, turning bread over after 5 minutes.
Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add 1/2 tablespoon butter; swirl until butter melts. Add apples; sprinkle evenly with cinnamon. Cook 10 minutes or until apples are tender, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; stir in 1 tablespoon syrup. Keep warm.
Heat a large griddle or nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add 1 1/2 teaspoons butter; spread melted butter over surface with a spatula. Add 4 bread slices; cook 3 minutes on each side or until browned and done. Remove from pan. Repeat procedure with 1 1/2 teaspoons butter and 4 bread slices. Top French toast with apple mixture.
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Also appeared in: Oxmoor House, March, 2016,Everyday Whole Grains: 175 Recipes from Amaranth to Wild Rice