Your recommended weekend allowance of pleasure-producing food should definitely include this luxurious version of French toast from benjy’s. The creation of restaurant owner Benjy Levit, the recipe starts with thick, sweet slices of challah, which are first dipped in batter and then dusted with a cinnamony mixture of crisp walnuts and pecans.

Cooked to a golden turn and served with spiced Granny Smith apples and coffee-spiked maple syrup, this innovative dish is guaranteed to raise your IQ—that is, your indulgence quotient—by several points.

Try this recipe for Crunchy French Toast With Spiced Apples and Coffee Maple Syrup from Benjy’s, Houston.