Apricot Farmer Cheese French Toast

For this Apricot Farmer Cheese French Toast recipe, we combine the sun-kissed flavor of caramelized apricots with vanilla-sweetened Lifeway Farmer Cheese and spread it over a stack of perfectly golden slices of French toast. This breakfast is only possible with Lifeway Farmer Cheese. Our handcrafted, artisan cheese brilliantly blends the sweet and fruity flavors of vanilla and apricot while fortifying the mixture with a dose of protein and probiotics. Say goodbye to regular French toast and hello to an entirely new experience!

Cultured Dairy: The Nutrition Benefits You Actually Need to Know

With increasing research linking the correlation between probiotics, gut health, and immunity, it’s no secret that the integrity of our gut is vital to our health. Although additional factors such as stress, antibiotic usage, and individual health conditions can contribute to the condition of our gut, a focus on healthy food choices is one of the easiest ways to support the microbiome.

Several studies have shown a strong association between the gut-brain-microbiota. Probiotics introduced to the gut have been found to support immunityimprove allergies, and improve digestion.

Studies have shown that reduced diversity of healthy gut bacteria during early years is associated with an increase in food allergies during school-age years. In addition, kefir made from whole milk helps absorb key nutrients such as Vitamins A, D, E, and K. Vitamin K is important because it helps your bones absorb calcium. It’s important to know that kefir contains a special trio: vitamin D, K, and calcium – all three crucial elements to support bone health.

Prebiotics + Probiotics = A Healthier You

Prebiotics are non-living, non-digestible carbohydrates naturally found in a variety of fiber-rich plant foods. Your body actually can’t digest prebiotics, so they’re what probiotics feed off of to remain actively working in your digestive system. They help the digestive system by promoting the growth of good bacteria. Prebiotics and probiotics work together in balance to make sure our digestive system stays on track and regular. Research has found that consuming a variety of prebiotic and probiotic food sources may improve your body’s natural functions, including both your immune and digestive systems.

Prep Time: 15 mins Servings: 6-8


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Slice and half apricots, and place cut side facing up on a large baking sheet. Sprinkle sugar and lemon juice over top of the apricots. Roast for 40 minutes or until soft and caramelized.
  2. Combine Farmer cheese with vanilla bean seeds, vanilla extract and salt. Set in fridge until ready to use.
  3. In a bowl, whisk eggs, kefir, ground cinnamon and salt. Dip each side of sliced challah bread in the mixture.
  4. In a large pan over medium/high heat, place in the soaked bread and cook on each side for 5-10 minutes, or until browned on each side.
  5. Serve with slices of apricots, farmer cheese mixture, almond slices, powdered sugar and maple syrup.