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Monday, February 25, 2013

Recipe: Classic French Toast with Blueberries




Happy Monday, y'all! I hope everyone had a great weekend. Anyone watch the Oscars last night? Could Jennifer Lawrence be any cooler? I've also got a big girl crush on Amy Adams and Jessica Chastain. How about you? 

Saturday morning I woke up craving a real breakfast (not just a cup of coffee, not an apple, not a Luna bar) but didn't feel like waiting out in the cold for an hour for a seat at one of Portland's many great breakfast joints. There is just no way around it. So I decided to make breakfast at home, remembering that up my sleeve I had a very easy peazy recipe that would produce great results.

French Toast.

I used my sister Ashley's recipe - which is worth noting because she is the Queen of Sweet Breakfasts. She's the kid that asked for a waffle maker on her twelfth birthday and can freakishly put away STACKS of pancakes, waffles and french toast in one sitting. It blows my mind.

So, here is her recipe:

For 2 people

6 slices of thick-sliced white bread
3 eggs
3 cups milk
2 tsp cinnamon
3 small slices of butter
powdered sugar
a handful of blueberries
maple syrup

1. Break eggs into a mixing bowl (or a wider, shallower dish if you have one) and beat lightly with a fork. Stir in milk and cinnamon, making sure that all ingredients blend.

2. Put a large skillet on the stove at medium heat, add a slice of butter.

3. Dunk piece of bread in the milk mixture so that it is soaked and then place in the skillet once the butter is melted and spread evenly.

4. Flip the piece of bread after a minute, and continue to flip every minute or two until both sides are a medium brown color (it will be splotchy brown and white, this is the way it's supposed to look).

5. Repeat steps 2-4 until all bread is toasted.

Serve with powered sugar, blueberries, and maple syrup.

And bacon on the side. 



Did you have an amazing breakfast this past weekend?

23 comments:

  1. mmmm this sounds so good! breakfast (on weekends, when I have time to make them!) is quickly becoming my favorite meal of the day.

    I had red velvet pancakes both Saturday and Sunday. hooooly sugar!

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    1. Red Velvet Pancakes?? I have never even heard of such a thing - sounds amazing!

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  2. Girl, you're killing me with this. Looks so gooood!
    xo
    ashley
    www.thephotogramps.blogspot.com

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  3. Looks delicious - I would never have thought to put blueberries with bacon, but really want to try that combo now.

    Kate x
    http://www.kateathome.com/

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    1. Sweet and Savory pretty much always works in my experience

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  4. yum! looks awesome! i've actually never made french toast beofre - will need to try it out. however, i did make pancakes from scratch on sunday morning - so easy and yummy! and i added blueberries too!
    -- jackiejade.blogspot.com

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    1. It's so easy, you need to get on it! I bet you'll think it's way easier than pancakes too! :)

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  5. Oh wow, this looks so yummy!! I've never made french toast before but now want too! So glad you found our blog. We are following you! Hope you have a great day!

    Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

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  6. Omg. I must be your sister's long lost twin. I don't know how it happens, but a stack of 10 is never enough! Can't wait to try out this recipe. Looks amaaaazing.

    xo!
    Kat

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    1. Haha yeah it's so easy, you should definitely try it!

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  7. Wow this looks incredible! It's not even lunchtime yet and you're making me hungry :) Thanks for sharing your recipe. I made toast topped with masked avocado and goat cheese for breakfast this past weekend. It's one of my all time faves.

    Thanks so much for dropping by and for your sweet comment!

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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    1. That sounds AMAZING. That is my kind of breakfast!

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  8. Looks delicious and I'm starving so the picture is not really helping right now!

    Abbey x

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  9. Now I realize I didn't have a great breakfast! This look ssoo yummy!!! I'll have to make french toast over this next weekend!!! =)

    I agree too that Jennifer Lawerence rocks! =)

    Ergo - Blog

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  10. Breakfast is a rarity for me lately purely becuase I have been struggling to get up therefore I skip breakfast. Not good at all!

    This recipe looks delish! I'm off work in the next week or so so will definitely have to have a stab at making these. xo

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