blueberry bread french toast

this blueberry bread french toast makes any day feel like a holiday - tasty and elegant, but easy and fast enough for a weekday morning!

this  french toast was created as a sort of stand-in for the requested recipe of blueberry waffles.  but here's the thing - at the time, we had no kitchen (re-model! yay! wait, no sink, no stove = not yay. = sad face).  but anyway,  what we did have was a waffle maker.  one of those fantastic, flippy types most commonly seen in hotel breakfast rooms, college cafeterias... and belgium.  but said waffle maker was  trapped behind a large (and very, very heavy) stack of kitchen-cabinet boxes.  in a scramble to come up with something somewhat similar that doesn't require a stove (pancakes) or that dang waffle maker (waffles), but that could be made in the microwave or toaster oven, i was left with the toaster oven.  and what recipe uses few ingredients & creates virtually no-mess? french toast!  and bonus - blueberry swirl bread french toast.  awesome.  plus it smells a.m.a.z.i.n.g. & tastes even better.

this recipe is full of warm cinnamon and rich vanilla, creamy & toasty at once, and just a bit sweet. result? kitchen-less french toast perfection!

recipe: blueberry-bread french toast 

serves: 1

ingredients:

  • 3 slices blueberry swirl bread (or bread of choice)
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 3.4 - 1 c almond milk (or milk of choice)
  • splash of vanilla - about 1/2 tsp
  • pinch salt
  • 1/4 - 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • optional, for serving:
  • whipped cream
  • fresh fruit
  • mini chocolate chips
  • butter, for pan
  • maple syrup or honey

method:

  1. combine all ingredients (except for bread) in a shallow bowl
  2. one at a time, soak each slice of bread, flipping to ensure even soaking
  3. shake off excess batter, and place on a buttered toaster-oven pan (butter the pan well)
  4. bake in a 325 degree preheated toaster oven for 25 minutes, turning the pan halfway through
  5. when the bread slices are toasty & slightly puffed, they are done.  serve immediately with whatever toppings you like.  or your husband/dad/man-friend likes.
  6. **this can also be cooked in a pan - just heat a large skillet over medium low, add a pat of butter.  when the butter is melted, add the batter-dipped bread & cook, flipping once, until the toast is golden brown.  remove from pan & serve immediately!

enjoy!

xoxo

h & s 

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