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 How To Make French Toast With Fresh Mixed Berries

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Learn how to make French Toast with fresh mixed berries.

French toast is a great way to use up older bread that is stale.

Once the stale bread soaks up the the liquid mixture, and you cook it, you will end up with French Toast that is crispy on the outside just like it should be.

 

The Secret To Making French Toast Is The Bread 

Choose slices of bread that aren’t too thick – or too thin – that is the key.

The perfect thickness is somewhere between 3/4″ and 1″ thick.

While many people use whatever type of bread they have on hand, such as a white bread, a good challah or brioche loaf makes an even better French Toast.

Here is how to make an easy and delicious French Toast you can top with fresh mixed berries of your choice.

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 How To Make French Toast With Fresh Mixed Berries

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Learn how to make French Toast with fresh mixed berries. It’s easy and ideal for breakfast, brunch or your next French Themed Party.

  • Author: Sheri Ann Richerson
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x

Ingredients

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  • 1 c. fresh blackberries
  • 1 c. fresh raspberries
  • 1 lime, juice and zest, preferably organic
  • 1/4 powdered sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 t. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 c. whole milk
  • 1/2 t. ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 t. ground nutmeg
  • 8 slices sourdough bread, slightly hardened*

Instructions

  1. Combine the fresh berries, lime juice, lime zest, and powdered sugar in a large bowl and gently toss to combine. Set aside.
  2. Add the eggs, vanilla extract, milk, cinnamon, and nutmeg to a medium bowl and stir to combine. 
  3. Soak the prepared bread in the egg mixture for 4-5 seconds per side, then transfer to a rimmed bowl. Set aside.
  4. Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add two or three slices of the soaked bread to the hot skillet and cook for 3-4 minutes per side, or until golden brown on each side. Remove from skillet and repeat this process with the remaining bread slices.
  5. To serve, transfer the French toast onto individual plates and top with some of the fresh berry mixture and some powdered sugar and/or real maple syrup. Offer some crispy bacon or sausage links on the side, if desired. Enjoy!

Notes

Any combination of fresh berries can be used for this recipe, including strawberries and blueberries, as well as the blackberries and raspberries shown here.

*To harden, leave the sliced bread on the counter for several hours to overnight or place on a baking sheet in a warm (lowest setting) oven for 5-10 minutes.

Keywords: French toast, breakfast, brunch,

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French Toast Isn’t Just For Breakfast

Many people think about French Toast for breakfast – and there is nothing wrong with that.

After all it is a common breakfast item.

However, French Toast is delicious any time of the day.

It makes a great addition to brunch, especially on a special day such as Easter or even Christmas.

It is great for parties or other events, especially if the event is French Themed.

I know our guests loved the French Toast we served at our A Toast To French Toast Party.

So think outside of the box – and to make your French Toast even better, choose fresh fruits that are in season!

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