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
- 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
- combine all ingredients (except for bread) in a shallow bowl
- one at a time, soak each slice of bread, flipping to ensure even soaking
- shake off excess batter, and place on a buttered toaster-oven pan (butter the pan well)
- bake in a 325 degree preheated toaster oven for 25 minutes, turning the pan halfway through
- 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.
- **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!
h & s