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Quick & Easy French Toast…

 

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Easy, flavorful and versatile recipe – serves two (2).  From counter to table in under 30 minutes! 

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp pure Vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 4 slices Texas Toast (or Ezekiel Bread)
  • 1 cup frozen, wild blueberries
  • Confectioners sugar
  • Vegetable Oil, Canola Oil or Coconut Oil  

In mixing bowl, beat egg.  Add vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and beat well.  Let sit while preparing skillet and fruit topping (you want the vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg to infuse your egg well).

Grab your favorite skillet, your favorite frying oil, and a small saucepan for the frozen blueberries.

Set temperature for blueberries to Medium-Low heat. Add 1 cup frozen blueberries and 2 tablespoons of either water, blueberry juice, apple juice or (I used) Just Black Cherry juice by R.W. Knudsen – Flavor is key here!

Add 1/4 cup of oil to your skillet and set temperature to Medium-High heat.

Re-beat the egg mixture and add 3/4 cup milk; stir well. Pour egg mixture into a square baking dish.

Check your skillet, when the oil is ready add one slice of Texas Toast to egg mixture and let soak for 45 seconds before turning and soaking for another 45 seconds.  If using Ezekiel Bread, you will want to soak for 3 minutes each side.  (Be careful not to add your bread before the oil is ready or you will end up with a gooey, oily toast.) Stir your blueberries, reduce temperature to Low.

When you add the coated bread slices to the skillet, you should hear a nice “sizzle” and see the oil bubbling up around the bread.  If you don’t, don’t worry, simply increase your temperature a notch.  Add another soaked slice of bread.

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Cook bread slices for approximately 7-8 minutes before turning. (If you are using an iron skillet, you will want to reduce your heat, a notch, at this point.)  You should see a nice rise in the center of the bread when it has thoroughly cooked through, and should be nicely browned on both sides.

If you are new to this, or uncomfortable with frying, you can turn your bread earlier and fry each side twice – you just want to make sure the bread is completely cooked inside and nicely browned on the outside. When done, remove from heat, add butter to French Toast and repeat for the last two slices…

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You may need to add a dash of oil to the skillet to cook the last two slices.

Dust with Confectioners sugar; add your fruit topping; drizzle with either honey or syrup, and…ENJOY!

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Very versatile breakfast, lunch or dinner recipe!  

Substitute blueberries for fried apples, applesauce, fresh strawberries or banana. Play with texture, taste and flavor by using either cold or warm fruit.

If using banana, substitute Confectioners’ sugar with mini-chocolate chips or grated chocolate bar.

For  dinner, or after dinner treat, add 1 scoop of vanilla ice cream to warm French toast instead of syrup.  You can still drizzle with your favorite warmed fruit topping.

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